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Wollongong Travel Guide  

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Info about Wollongong

684 km2
5 m

Wollongong can be described as a city located along the sea in New South Wales’ Illawarra region.
Wollongong lies upon narrow coastline between Pacific ocean and Illawarra Wscarpment; at a distance of 82 Km, i.e. 51 miles on the southern side of Sydney.
Affectionately called ‘the Gong’, Wollongong can be mentioned as a city having long history with regards to coal and mining industry, ‘an industrial port’, and steelworks. Numerous tourists flock to this place every year. Moreover, Wollongong is one of the regional centers with respect to ‘South Coast fishing industry’. The localized ‘Univeristy of Wollongong’ contains around 22000 students. Apart from all this, it’s recognized on the international level.
One can call Wollongong as a hub of botanic gardens. It also has 2 regional cathedrals Nan Tien temple; which is the biggest Buddhist temple within southern hemisphere lies over here.
The climate is of mild coastal type.
Population has been estimated to be 280259.

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Mrs M A Rusby
Level 14     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Love The Gong, use to live there many years ago and re-visited in 2011. A lot had changed, some good, some not so, but people still friendly and helpful, scenery as breathtaking as ever, plenty to see and do. Good... more eating places. Highly recommend for visit or to live. Fantastic beaches
Not to be missed Beaches , botanical gardens , Mount Keira lookout
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