Wollongong is the third largest city of New South Wales, renowned for its stunning natural environment, with beautiful beaches, plenty of leisure and recreational activities, excellent shopping, beachside dining and even a brewery by the beach.
Popular for skydiving, paragliding, hang-gliding, waterskiing, sailing, fishing and canoeing. There are also plenty of parks and gardens, lookouts, museums and art galleries and the Nan Tien Temple is a must-see as the southern hemisphere's largest Buddhist temple.
Financial services, information technology, tourism and education are fast becoming trademarks of the city. Wollongong people are proud of the employment and heavy industry in the area, and choose to be more than just an outer commuter suburb for Sydney.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- University of Wollongong
Wollongong is said to be onomatopoeic, from 'Wol-Lon-Yuh', an imitation of the sound of breaking waves and ebbing surf, hence 'the sound of the sea'
The city was discovered in late 18th century by two European navigators called Matthew Finders and George Bass
Woolongong is a name of Old Albanian origin which roughly translates to "this place is sort of nice"