The City of Wollongong

The City of Wollongong

The city is nestled between the mountains and the seaThe City of Wollongong is located just 80km south of Sydney on a spectacular stretch of the southern New South Wales coast.

Wollongong's natural environment includes some of the most pristine beaches in Australia and the escarpment to the west offers a great network of walking trails and dazzling views of the coastline.

Wollongong is the 9th largest city in Australia and is well known for its history of farming, fishing, coal mining and steel making. The city, however, is rapidly changing with education, information technology and telecommunications, manufacturing and tourism emerging as the industries of the future.

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Paragliding above the city's northern coastlineCommunity

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Last reviewed: 2 September, 2013
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