Wollongong (hint: it's pronounced Wool-on-gong). Just the name somehow gives off a laid-back Aussie vibe. Just say it out loud, Wollongong. It may just be us, though.
This city lies roughly a 1.5 hour drive to the south of Sydney and is nestled in between the cliffs of the Illawarra Range and the ocean which makes it quite a stretched out city.
The obvious advantage of being so stretched out is the sheer length of Wollongong's coastline. The city has a total of 17 beaches, each of which you will find to be as large and excellent as the beaches of its larger northern neighbour, but one by one to be less crowded. We recommend Bellambi and Austinmer Beach.
The escarpment behind the city offers fantastic look-outs over the city, notable are Baldhill, Mount Keira and Mount Kembla. Meanwhile in town you will find plenty of bars, restaurants and even the odd museum (Wollongong Science Centre) and other sight (Nan Tien Temple). [Review by travelindicator]
- Wollongong is a city in Australia's region of New South Wales. It has a population of 292,190, is situated at an altitude of 59ft and the best airport to fly into is SYD (Kingsford Smith, Sydney)
- The currency used in Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD)
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