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Wollongong - Cities, Towns and Localities

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On the southern outskirts of Sydney, with 30 kilometres of fantastic coastline, is the city of Wollongong, known as the regional capital of the Illawarra.

To the north of Wollongong is the Royal National Park, offering pristine heath, rainforest and coastal habitats to explore, then follow the spectacular coast road, as it cuts into the cliff face, passing over sites where coal mines once burrowed into the mountain.
 

Royal National Park Wollongong Shellharbour Map of Wollongong region showing towns and cities...Other attractions travelling down include Helensburgh, Bald Hill and Lawrence Hargrave Memorial (Stanwell Park), Sublime Point (Austinmer), Scarborough Hotel (Scarborough), and Rhododendron Gardens (Mt Pleasant).

Travelling through the central area the attractions include the Science Centre and Planetarium, Belmore Basin, Flagstaff Hill, Wollongong City Mall, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Illawarra Museum, Wollongong Entertainment Centre, Mount Keira Summit Park (Mount Keira) and the Wollongong Botanic Garden (Gwynneville).

Then keep on travelling south for Port Kembla Harbour, Breakwater Battery War Museum (Port Kembla), Nan Tien Temple (Berkeley), Illawarra Motoring Museum (Kembla Grange), Lake Illawarra (Windang), Illawarra Yacht Club (Warrawong) and Yallah Woolshed (Yallah).

The Wollongong area offers a diverse range of activities for the visitor, including a reputation for adventure sports, as well as wonderful natural scenery and bushland. Your leisure activities can include parasailing, abseiling, rock climbing, fishing, windsurfing, hang gliding, mountain biking, sailing and scuba diving. There is an great cycleway network that skirts the coastline. Starting at Thirroul, the cycleway winds through some spectacular scenery. All up, the city boasts over 60 km of shared cycleway. If bush walking is your pleasure, then there are some well established walking trails through rare tracts of pristine rainforest.

Check out our listing of Wollongong accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Wollongong Visitor Information Centre
93 Crown Street, WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Ph: 02 4227 5545 / 1800 240 737
Fax: 02 4226 6629

Web: www.tourismwollongong.com

Wollongong Distance

Distance to Wollongong
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Wollongong:
  Km
• Austinmer 15
• Bulli 11
• Bundeena 62
• Corrimal 6
• Kiama 40
  Km
• Port Kembla 10
• Stanwell Tops 32
• Sutherland 54
• Sydney 78
• Thirroul 13
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

 

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