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Wollongong Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Wollongong Area
Occupying a narrow coastal plain between an almost uninterrupted chain of surf beaches, Wollongong is the third largest city in New South Wales and has many local attractions. With a myriad of high thrill activities and quaint coastal villages, Wollongong is the only place in NSW where you can sky dive and land safely on the beach! The Aboriginal word Wollongong translates to "Seas of the South" and truly lives up to its name with its spectacular rock pools, exceptional cuisines and the natural beauty of its parks and gardens.
A drive through 140 kilometres of coast-hugging scenery along the Grand Pacific Drive is a marvel that won't disappoint. If you like pushing your boundaries or if you're up for something more vigorous, then take a bike ride through a eucalypt forest along the purpose-built Mt Keira trail. Go ahead and take a quick plunge at one of the many rock pools away from the surf breaks. Whether you love surfing, swimming or sailing, Wollongong is the perfect destination for outdoor adventures.
If you're not feeling very daring, then Wollongong's dynamic arts scene, along with its multicultural dining events and experiences with lavish beach/harbour views, will take you on a journey of effortless discoveries. Visit or stay at one of the largest Buddhist temples in the Southern Hemisphere in the industrial suburb of Berkeley. If you are looking for places to go with outstanding aesthetic features, Buddhist festivals and vegetarian culinary delights, then the Nan Tien Temple will create unforgettable experiences. Alternatively, Bulli, a former coal mining town, echoes the nineteenth century with its magnificent architecture and 180 degree views over the sea while The Sublime Point Lookout creates a coastal image like no other.
Make the most of the South Coast of New South Wales and recharge your batteries with some spectacular scenery and year-round adventures where there are always things to do.
Wollongong Events & What's On
- 2017 Wings Over Illawarra Air Show Illawarra Regional Airport
- 2017 Anzac Service - Caroline Chisholm Park Caroline Chisholm Park
- ANZAC Day in Shellharbour City Shellharbour City Memorial
- 2017 Anzac Service - Oak Flats Bowling & Recreation Club Oak Flats Bowling & Recreation Club
- Anzac Day Services - Kiama Kiama Lighthouse
- Anzac Day Service - Gerringong Anzac Day Service - Gerringong Gerringong Headland Reserve
Wollongong Top Picks & Articles
A Pensioner’s Day Out in Wollongong for Under $50
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