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.|
|Currency||:||Australian Dollar is the name of the currency of Wollongong.|
|Geographic Coordination||:||34°25'59"S 150°52'59"E.|
Climate and Geography
Wollongong has a mild coastal climate.
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.
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.