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Wonderful Wollongong ….its all here waiting for you

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Road Distances to Wollongong

The total road distance to Wollongong from the following cities is as follows.
Sydney84.5 km
Canberra242.6 km
Bateman's Bay195.6 km
Melbourne835.5 km
Mittagong70.9 km

From Sydney

By car, about one and a half hours drive from Sydney CBD or one hour from Sydney's southern suburbs via the Princes Highway (F6 Freeway).

By rail, about one and a half hours by rail from Central Station.

From the Southern Highlands

About 45 minutes drive time via either Mount Ousley Road/Picton Road and the Hume Highway (F5 Freeway) or Macquarie Pass/Illawarra Highway.

From Canberra

About 2.5 hours drive time along the Hume Highway to the Picton interchange and the Picton Road/Mt Ousley Road, or to Moss Vale and the Illawarra Highway.
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What to Do in Wollongong

Wollongong's coastline is famous worldwide and has been a major drawcard for tourists since the 1890's. And no wonder! The region’s many lookouts provide breathtaking views both north and south. It's all here - rugged cliffs playing fortress to the sea, sheltered bays, azure blue waters and infinite stretches of golden sandy beaches. Wollongong's location, climate and lifestyle engender and amazing choice of recreational opportunities

On Your Bike

An excellent cycleway network skirts the famous coastline. Starting at Thirroul, the cycleway winds its way through spectacular scenery. The city boasts over 60 kilometres of shared cycleway.

Adventure Sports

Rapidly gaining a reputation worldwide for adventure sports, why not indulge in some parasailing, windsurfing, skydiving, hang gliding or take in the sights on the back of a Harley.

Wollongong's Wonderful Waterways

Wollongong's superb, golden beaches are an excellent source of recreation, including swimming, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, spear fishing, snorkelling, windsurfing and watersking.  Surfing is a very popular pastime with numerous headlands producing top surfing conditions year round.

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Walking Trails

A series of well established walking trails through rare tracts of pristine rainforest offers visitors of all ages and physical ability ready access to this outstanding natural resource. The more adventurous can choose to abseil sheer cliffs, climb challenging rocky outcrops or swim in crystal clear mountain streams.

Team and Spectator Sport

Numerous sports grounds throughout the city provide top grade facilities for the more conventional sporting activities and spectator sports. Local rugby league, soccer, baseball, and basketball teams are avidly followed by fans and are all highly successful in the competitive arena. Horse,  greyhound racing and motor cross are popular local spectator sports.

Par for the Course

Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for in Wollongong. First class facilities are available in a variety of picturesque locations including high on the escarpment at Helensburgh, near rolling foothills at Russell Vale, on the beachfront at Wollongong and Primbee, and surrounded by verdant green countryside at Kembla Grange and Albion Park.

Waterside

Where to Stay

Whatever your budget and preference the city has accommodation to suit from serviced apartments to quality resort-style hotels, from motels to seaside caravan parks and camping grounds, from intimate bed and breakfasts to quaint cottages in picturesque settings.

For more information about local tourist attractions visit www.tourismwollongong.com.au

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Images courtesy of Tourism Wollongong