Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Wollongong

Wollongong is a coastal city in Australia, south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive. Surfing beaches and rock pools line the coastline. Trails encircle the forests and rocky cliffs of Mt. Keira in the Illawarra mountain range, which frames the city. To the north, hang gliders launch from Bald Hill. South lie the Buddhist temple of Nan Tien and Lake Illawarra, a large lagoon with boating and fishing facilities.  

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Wollongong is a coastal city in Australia, south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive. Surfing beaches and rock pools line the coastline. Trails encircle the forests and rocky cliffs of Mt. Keira in the Illawarra mountain range, which frames the city. To the north, hang gliders launch from Bald Hill. South lie the Buddhist temple of Nan Tien and Lake Illawarra, a large lagoon with boating and fishing facilities.  

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Wollongong is a city that is located in New South Wales, Australia. This seaside city is located just 51 miles from Sydney. The city has a population of 295,842 as of 2016, making it the third-largest in New South Wales. It is also the tenth largest by population in Australia. The city is most known for industry and port activity, as well as fishing and tourism.  

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Wollongong continues to wow the palates of dinners' as its reputable food culture continues to evolve.Wollongong is one of Australia's most culturally diverse cities with over 80 different cultural groups calling Wollongong home. This diversity also lends itself to the Wollongong food scene, spoiling visitors and locals alike for choice.  

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Wollongong maintains an active arts scene. In the area of music the city is home to various music and jazz ensembles. The Wollongong Conservatorium of Music provides musical tuition for instruments and voice in classical, jazz and contemporary styles. It is one of the largest regional conservatoriums in Australia and located in the historic Gleniffer Brae Manor House, part of the Wollongong Botanic Gardens.Entertainment venues include the Crown Street Mall, many restaurants and cafes, the town cinemas and the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre. Adjacent to WIN Stadium, the home ground of the NRL team St. George Illawarra Dragons, is the WIN Entertainment Centre: a multipurpose venue which hosts concerts and sporting events. There are numerous city nightclubs, pubs & registered clubs; Including The Illawarra Master Builders Club, The Grand Hotel, Mr Crown, Ron De Vu, The Illawarra Hotel, The Harp Hotel, and The North Wollongong Hotel. Most suburbs also have their own hotels, each with individual character.  

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The first Europeans arrived at this city in 1796, and it was eventually settled during the early 19th century. Land grants were made in 1816, while military barracks were constructed 14 years later by the harbor. The city continued to develop over the years, with the construction of the first house occurring in 1834 and a main road built over the next two years. The 1800s saw continued growth through harbor extensions, telegraph line installation, and a horse-drawn tramway, later followed by steam locomotives used to transport coal. Coal became a major part of the economy, although it wasn’t without its drawbacks, as a mine explosion killed almost 100 people in 1902. Coal also attracted heavy industry, and the city’s steelworks was erected in 1928. The steelworks become known around the world for its rolled steel production. Other heavy industry that came to the area included a locomotive workshop and a copper smelter. Growth continued through the 1980s with the addition of a new library building, shopping center, and performing arts center. In the 1990s, continued improvements and additions were added. While traditional manufacturing and industries declined in recent years, the city has continued to have a prosperous economy because of other industries including fine arts, construction and tourism.  

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Wollongong Central is a major shopping centre in the Illawarra region, located in the CBD of Wollongong, New South Wales approximately 90 kilometres south of Sydney. It is operated and managed by Australian property investment company, General Property Trust. It is of local importance and is used by much of the Illawarra community as a social and shopping centre. It is situated in the western half of the Crown Street Mall.  

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Enjoy a wonderful mix of beautiful beaches, unforgettable adventures and memorable experiences in the Wollongong region, just south of Sydney. To get there, follow the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive touring route over the Sea Cliff Bridge, as it snakes over the ocean, or travel by scenic train. There’s plenty of great things to do in the region, from relaxing on gorgeous beaches, hang-gliding above the sparkling ocean and fun water sports to discovering the Science Space museum. You can even visit the Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere.  

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Discover the best Wollongong nightclubs, bars, entertainment venues and nightlife. Find out what's happening in Wollongong right now with our real-time City What's On Guide that are updated 24/7, 365 days a year.  

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Located just 80 kilometres south of Sydney, travelling to Wollongong can be as fun and adventurous or as quick and streamlined as you like. Take the Grand Pacific Drive and experience coastal rainforests, quaint seaside villages and the 665 metre Sea Cliff Bridge all on your way into Wollongong. Alternatively you can jump on the M1 Motorway from Sydney and be here in 80 minutes. You decide! If travelling from Canberra, the journey is an easy 250 kilometres via the Hume Highway. Sydney to wollongong: The view from Bald Hill which is on the Grand Pacific DriveThe journey from Sydney to Wollongong can be as fast or as scenic as you choose. By car: Grand Pacific Drive If you're travelling from Sydney to Wollongong by car and you're looking to experience the best that the journey has to offer, you can't go past the Grand Pacific Drive. Starting just 45 minutes south of Sydney's CBD and airports at the entrance to the Royal National Park (world's second oldest), you'll experience what it's like to move from the mountains to the sea as you traverse tropical rainforests and emerge on the coastline which you'll follow all the way into Wollongong. There's no need for maps, just follow the Grand Pacific Drive directional signage. For those of you that do like to have a map in hand, you can download them from the Grand Pacific Drive website. By car: M1 or M7 If you're watching the clock, Wollongong is an easy 80 minute drive from the Sydney CBD and airports via the Princes Motorway (M1) or a 60 minute drive from Macarthur in Sydney's west via the Westlink (M7). For directions, enter your origin and destination using our interactive map at the bottom of the page. by rail/train Wollongong is located on Sydney Train's South Coast Line. Sydney Trains operate commuter trains at regular intervals to Wollongong. If travelling from the domestic or international airports catch a train on the airport line to Wolli Creek Station. Disembark and board the next South Coast Line train to Wollongong. This journey will take approximately 90 minutes from Wolli Creek Station. By Tour If you're wanting to visit Wollongong and surrounds, a number of tour companies are available to show you the local must-see sights with some offering pickup from various Sydney locations including. Tour companies include; Canberra to wollongong: By car If you are travelling from Canberra to Wollongong by car there are two main route options available: Take the Hume Highway to the Moss Vale exit and travel to Wollongong via the Illawarra Highway. This option will take approximately three hours; or Take the Hume Highway to the Picton interchange and follow the Picton Road/Mt Ousley Road into Wollongong. This option will take approximately two hours and 30 minutes. BY BUS If you are travelling from Canberra to Wollongong by bus, there are a number of coach services that offer regular timetables services.  

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