Affectionately referred to as ‘The Gong’, Wollongong is a beautiful seaside city perfectly nestled between the Illawarra escarpment and the Tasman Sea, and only an hour’s drive south of Sydney. With a history of coal-mining and steelmaking, the city has evolved into a bustling dining, entertainment and adventure destination.
Glistening beaches, a spectacular green backdrop, a new city centre, several eating and entertainment zones-this dynamic changing city is just the perfect size to explore!
You’ll see skydivers descend on the beach, surf schools and hang gliders in the air. Enjoy 17 amazing beaches, beautiful botanic gardens, a spectacular historic harbour and beachfront ‘Blue Mile, art gallery, small bars and now a brand new shopping centre and city mall.
The stunning Illawarra escarpment provides the backdrop as it adjoins the coast with the dramatic cliff faces. Mt Keira is directly west of the city and provides sweeping views and a variety of walking trails through the escarpment. The northern villages of Bulli, Austinmer and Coledale are beachside playgrounds with great beaches, popular cafes and boutique shopping.