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Wollongong (Port Kembla), Australia

Referred to as ‘The Gong,’ Wollongong is a beautiful seaside city with a long history of coal-mining and fishing. The city is noted for its distinct geography, lying on the narrow strip between the Tasman Sea and Illawarra Escarpment.

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Wollongong (Port Kembla), Australia

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One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Marvel at the Nan Tien Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in the Southern Hemisphere. Built using traditional Chinese techniques, the complex covers the site of two massive prayer halls, the Thousand Handed Avalokitesvara and the Five Dhyani Buddhas, as well as large gardens, a restaurant and classes on Chinese culture.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Go for a stroll and take in nature's beauty in the Wollongong Botanical Garden located at the foot of Mount Keira.
  • Relax with the family at the Wattamolla lagoon within the Royal National Park, where you can have a picnic, swim and snorkel.
  • Take breathtaking pictures at the historic Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse, built in 1871 to help mariners to safely navigate the port.

Get a Taste of Local Flavours

Wollongong is bustling with cafés and restaurants boasting fine seafood and a lively bar scene.

Local Currency

The currency in Wollongong is the Australian Dollar (AUD).

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    Before You Visit

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