Wollongong is located in Southern New South Wales, about an hour South of Sydney. Wollongong is the third biggest city in New South Wales, and is the gateway to the South Coast of New South Wales. Whether you stay here long term, or use it to launch into Goulburn, Kiama or Nowra, Wollongong is a wonderful city to visit.
Head to one of Wollongong's 17 beaches to experience the awesome surfing conditions Southern New South Wales has to offer. North Wollongong Beach is the favourite with locals. For those seeking a thrill, experience the beach from 14000 feat in the air with the only beach Sky Dive in New South Wales. Next, try out the Jamberoo Action Park, the largest water theme park in New South Wales. For a more tranquil holiday, the Royal National Park is the second oldest national park in the world and simply stunning to walk or drive through.
For travellers interested in a bit of history and culture, the Nan Tien Temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere, and well worth a visit. The Illawarra Musuem contains insight and the history of Wollongong's beginning. There is also a variety of restaurants and cafes to satisfy all types of pallets, but be sure to try the exquisite seafood restaurants on offer.
Wollongong offers a wide range of accommodation options, to suit a variety of budgets. Backpackers can enjoy the cheap hotels or motels on offer. Couples can enjoy some of the charming bed and breakfasts on offer, while families, or those with larger budgets, can enjoy the self contained apartments or luxury hotels available.