Wollongong is New South Wales’ third largest city. It is located less than two hours south of Sydney and has a busy port, coal and steel industries. The city also has a few attractions worth visiting that include centrally located surf beaches and the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple, which is the largest in the Southern hemisphere. The city makes a good base for exploring the surrounding Illawarra region.
93 Crown Street, Wollongong
Tel (02) 4227 5545
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Crown Street Mall, Wollongong
Tel (02) 4228 8686
Open Mon-Wed 9.45am-6pm, Thu 9.45am-8.30pm, Fri 9.45am-6pm, Sat 9.45am-4pm
If you’re travelling with your own computer, consider staying at Wollongong Backpackers Keiraleagh, which has free wireless internet.