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Introduction:

Wollongong is the third largest city in New South Wales, located around an hour's drive south of Sydney and wedged between the coast and the Illawarra Escapment.

Wollongong has developed from what was primarily an industrialised and iron and steel producing city into one of the area's top tourist and holiday destinations. With extensive shopping facilities, a beautiful harbour, sandy beaches and spectacular coastal and mountain scenery, it has become a great location within itself.

Heading north from the city along the coast, this section of Grand Pacific Drive passes through several small coastal communities and becomes an elevated roadway above the rocky foreshore between Clifton and Coalcliff. Further north, the coastal town of Stanwell Park is perched above the surf beach and a is popular launching place for hang gliders.

 
Attractions:

Wollongong Science Centre & Planetarium
Featuring a range of displays, puzzles, shows, hands-on exhibits and a planetarium

Art & culture:

Wollongong City Gallery
One of the largest regional art museums in Australia with major collections of local, contemporary Australian, Aboriginal and Asian art

Shopping & markets:

Wollongong Central
Opened in 1975, this shopping centre is located in the heart of the city in Crown Mall and features a great range of retail outlets and major stores

Parks, gardens & trails:

Illawarra Escarpment
Straddling the escarpment at Bulli, Mt Keira and Mt Kembla, this conservation area features walking tracks with spectacular coastal views

Local tourist guides:

Wollongong City Centre
A guide to the city centre of Wollongong, with events, accommodation, activities and attractions

Regional touring guides:

Grand Pacific Drive
Scenic coastal route from Sydney to Wollongong and beyond

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