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The weather in Wollongong
Check out the climate diagram for Wollongong City Council. During January, maximum temperatures go up to more than 29° However, temperatures can go lower than 2° in Wollongong in July. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is May.
Escape to a Coastal Paradise with Holiday Lettings in Wollongong
Affectionately called 'the Gong', the seaside city of Wollongong is located along the beautiful Grand Pacific Drive south of Sydney and is perfect for a rejuvenating city break. Beaches are a major draw here, but Wollongong is home to much more than that.
A stay in Wollongong will allow you to marvel at the Sea Cliff Bridge, get close to koalas at Symbio Wildlife Park, enjoy surfing at beaches of nearby coastal villages like Thirroul and ride a bike or hike up to the Mount Keira. Skydiving above the coast is another exciting activity to try.
Wollongong is also known for its active arts scene and cultural diversity, and is home to attractions such as the Wollongong Art Gallery, and the Nan Tien Temple - the biggest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Staying at a beautiful holiday home in Wollongong is an excellent idea for a memorable vacation.
Food in Wollongong
Being a place frequented by travellers in addition to being among the most culturally diverse cities in the country, Wollongong has built a reputation of having a varied food culture to please all taste buds. So whether you are craving for Asian cuisine, fresh seafood, or wish to explore local Aussie treats, the city has an eatery for it.
For a taste of contemporary Australian dining, head to the Rookie Eatery on Keira Street. With a focus on local produce, this restaurant serves dishes that blend influences from diverse cultures. With a good selection of fine wine and service that has earned excellent reviews, Rookie Eatery offers a pleasant dining experience.
Bombora Seafood Restaurant is a popular name in Wollongong, and among the best places to dine on fresh catch from the sea. Stylish and modern, this restaurant is perched above the Wollongong Harbour and offers sweeping ocean views. The Thai fish cakes, Bombora Basket, and seafood platters are a few favourite dishes here.
Art and Culture-Related Places to Visit
The Illawarra Museum, which is housed in an 1882 post office, gives visitors a look into what the region was like in the 19th century. Furnished rooms typical of the pre-federation period, local artefacts and other displays are exhibited in the museum to provide visitors an understanding of local history.
Travellers interested in learning about regional art can visit the Wollongong City Gallery that houses a huge collection of Aboriginal and contemporary Australian art as well as Illawarra landscapes. With more than 2,500 items and at least 20 exhibitions a year, there is always plenty to see at this gallery.
Family-Friendly Activities in Wollongong
The Symbio Wildlife Park is among the top destinations in Wollongong, and the ideal place for a fun family outing. Watch a rare Sumatran tiger at close quarters, or feed a kangaroo and cuddle a koala for an authentic wild Aussie experience. Catch one of the daily shows to see how the animals are fed or grab the opportunity to be Keeper For A Day.
The fact that it is the only dedicated children’s museum in Australia is enough reason to visit the Early Start Discovery Space while on a family vacation. From mini supermarkets to construction sights, there are several interactive exhibits as well as a water play area.
Visit the Wollongong Botanic Gardens and let the children enjoy playtime in the beautiful outdoors. Frolic in the colourful flower gardens while you learn about the local flora. There is also a duck pond and playground, and Garden Storytime for pre-schoolers is held on Fridays.
Excursion Destinations Close to Wollongong
While staying at holiday homes in Wollongong, you are located on the Grand Pacific Drive, which gives you the opportunity to explore a few beautiful neighbouring locations too. Take a short drive to the famous Bald Hill Reserve, which is a popular lookout spot for breathtaking views of the Sea Cliff Bridge against the backdrop of the ocean. On certain days, there are paragliders and hang gliders visible in the sky, too.
Just 39km away from the city is Kiama, another beautiful seaside town known primarily for the two blowholes, which are natural rock formations. Get close to the jets of water shooting out of the blowholes for an unforgettable experience. Later, spend time at the coastal walk or visit the museums in town. The Budderoo National Park, Surf Beach, and seasonal whale watching tours are a few other attractions in Kiama.
Experience the joys of a beautiful river valley with a trip to Kangaroo Valley in the Shoalhaven region, which is approximately 80km away from Wollongong. Unwind in the valley’s natural beauty amid lush rainforests, vast green pastures and beautiful creeks. There is also a wide range of outdoor activities to try in Kangaroo Valley. Go for a historic village walk, enjoy kayaking or explore the region on horseback.
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