The Wollongong coastline is dotted with surfing beaches policed by the Lifeguards and lifesavers council during the peak season. There are a number of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and shops located at a close proximity with the beaches. Go cycling through the 60 km stretch from Thirroul Beach to Lake Illawarra. The beaches have food joints and eateries serving mouthwatering dishes and tropical drinks. Some of the most visited beaches of Wollongong are:
Wollongong City Beach
Bulli Pass Lookout
TheBulli Pass is a ten minutes drive towards the North of Wollongong on the main Sydney road. The place is only accessible by car. The viewpoint of Wollongong, Bulli Pass Lookout offer the best view of the spectacular coast from the hilltop. This is a great picnic spot where you can hire picnic tables and kiosks along with barbecues.
Mount Keira Lookout
The Mount Keira Lookout has some eye-catching views of the launching of hang-gliders, and spellbinding hiking trails.
Nan Tien Temple
Nan Tien Temple is popularly known as “Southern Paradise”. This is the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Nan Tien Temple, in the last ten years, has become the most visited centre for school excursions and religious studies.
BHP Australian Historical Flying Museum
Located near Illawarra Regional Airport, the museum was opened to exhibit various historical planes and aircrafts. The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society initiated the BHP museum project.
Wollongong Botanical Gardens,
Located at Gwynneville area, adjacent to the Wollongong University, Wollongong Botanical Gardens is a popular picnic-spot and tourist attraction of the city.
WIN Sports & Entertainment Centres
The Sports center hosts several sports events like, soccer, rugby league and rugby. With a capacity of 18,500 people, this is one of the most popular stadiums of Wollongong.
Port Kembla Steelworks
The Port Kembla Steelworks is an industrial suburb strategically located in the Greater City of Wollongong covering an area of 800 hectares of land. This is a fully integrated steel plant producing 5 million tones of steel per year. The Port Kembla Steelworks is one of the most technically inclined steel plants of the world, and generally produces high quality slab, plate, and strips. The steel plant is located centrally in the Port Kembla, 80 km south of Sydney. The port has contributed a lot to Australia’s economic growth.
Minnamurra Rainforests are one of the major tourism spots promoting eco-tourism in Australia. Visitors can explore the rainforests located within the Budderoo National Park near Jamberoo. This sub-tropical rainforest is one of the best places in Australia to catch a glimpse of rare species of animals and birds such as lyrebirds and wombats.
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Last updated on 1/11/2010