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.
Things To Do
Wollongong has a wide range of recreational and sporting opportunities which are bound to please every one. Wollongong is home to a wonderful coastline and escarpment, and has established itself worldwide as the main center for adventure activities and outdoor sports. Australians being sports aficionados a connoisseur of sporting activities await to enthrall the visitors. Surfing, rock fishing, swimming, skim boarding, hiking and diving are some common activities. With scores and joggers and walkers on the beaches, it defines solitude. Motorbike riding at the Motocross track is also one of the major tourist attractions.
Best Places to Visit:
Wollongong has a spectrum of interesting and unique attractions to keep the visitors entertained and occupied. There is an endless list of the activities such as bush walking, exploring the beaches and driving through the smooth roads and spectacular sceneries. There is a lot to do and see in this city. Some of the popular destinations are :
√ The Illawarra Museum : - The Illawarra Museum provides an entertaining and highly informative insight into the history of Wollongong. You will be transported back in time after visiting this museum.
√ The Bald Hill Reserve : - The Bald Hill Reserve provides a spectacular view of the city up and down the coast.
√ Kiama Blowhole : - Kiama Blowhole is the most unique destination.
√ Bulli Greyhound Racing Club : - Bulli Greyhound Racing Club offers its patrons the best in race facilities.
Wollongong is the only point on the eastern coast of Australia which has two lighthouses. So do visit the lighthouses while you are on a holiday.
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.
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.
English is the official language.
Wollongong's provides its visitors world-class dining scene to satisfy your culinary desires. Wollongong's multicultural population ensures a large number of city restaurants, cafes and bars cater for any flavor. The Crown Street Mall has many restaurants and cafes. You can find numerous outlets serving international as well as the traditional cuisines, that too at affordable prices.
Mount Nebo is a tall hill, part of the Mount Keira foothills on the edge of the suburban fringe of the town of Wollongong, New South Wales. Its summit (252 metres above sea level), is reached by a steep road (O'Brien's Road) from the suburb of Figtree. O'Brien's Road is unusual in that it was built as a private toll road in the early 19th century to connect Sydney and the Illawarra. Views from the top look over Wollongong, Lake Illawarra and the local mountains.
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Mount Kembla Mining Village : The entire village is of historic interest. Situated at 1,720 feet above sea level, the village is in an area of land which forms part of the Illawarra Range. It was founded in 1883 around the Mount Kembla Mine. It was built as a company village, firstly by the Kerosene Works and then by the mining company. Many of the original miners' cottages can still be seen, and the original hotel and primary school constructed in 1895 are still in use today. After the mine closed, the nature of t... read more
Mount Keira Summit Park
The park is an area of 9.4 hectares that includes the whole summit of Mount Keira. It is used intensively for recreational purposes such as bushwalking, picnicking, sight-seeing, rock climbing and school trips. The park is just over 457 metres above sea level. From the level of the look-outs you can see 77 kilometres over the ocean to the east, 53 kilometres north to the Kurnell oil refineries and 64 kilometres south to the northern headland of Jervis Bay. The park was donated partly by ... read more