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Wollongong Tourism Overview

About Wollongong

The name Wollongong is means "sound of the sea" in the local language. Being located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, it is located on a narrow coastal strip amidst Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean and is also the third largest city in New South Wales after Sydney and Newcastle. The place is an excellent destination to spend your holidays in a peaceful and relaxing manner. It is also home to numerous water sports and related activities, botanical gardens and picturesque locations. With two regional cathedrals and churches of various denominations, Wollongong also houses one of the well known Buddhist monasteries called Nan Tien Temple.


Country : New South Wales.
Population : 280,159.
Currency : Australian Dollar is the name of the currency of Wollongong.
Region : Illawarra Region.
Geographic Coordination : 34°25'59"S 150°52'59"E.

Climate and Geography

Wollongong has a mild coastal climate.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : Best time to visit Wollongong is October to May.

Transportation

Several local bus services can get you around. They are easily available and cheap means to travel. Trains will get you to beaches and the places where buses do not go. Cycling is an excellent way to explore the beauty of the city and spectacular sceneries. Walking throughout the city center is also a great way to get moving while discovering Wollongong.

Getting Around : You can easily reach the city by air. There are several international as well as domestic flights served by the city. The flights are fastest and the most expensive means to reach Wollongong. Even the inter state buses are available that connect Wollongong to other main cities. The roads are smooth and offer scenic beauty.

Shopping and Entertainment

Most people love to shop in Wollongong City Centre. Crown Street Mall is the largest shopping destination in Wollongong, offering several international brands, expensive boutiques and so much that it will be hard for you to resist your shopping temptations. Regional shopping centres are located at- Woonona, Corrimal, Fairy Meadow, Figtree, Warrawaong and Dapto. The two major department stores, Myers and David Jones, are complemented by many speciality shops offering a wide selection of goods.

Entertainment : The city has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment. Wollongong City Centre is home to the best in entertainment, culture and art in the region. Leisure seekers can feast their eyes and senses on some of the popular cinemas located in the heart of Wollongong's City Center adjoining the Crown St Mall. Regent Theatre - It is the most popular Heritage theatre in Wollongong. De Havilland Gallery - It is a privately run gallery in the heart of Wollongong city centre, featuring regularly changing exhibitions. Experience entertainment as it comes, raw and fresh! Home to myriad nightclubs, pubs and registered clubs including the Illawarra Masters Builders Club, Cooneys, The Oxford Tavern, One Five One, The Glasshouse Tavern and a lot more, await their guests in their best party attire and groove with the rhythm.

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