Seek Solace in Wollongong
Break-free from the tiring giants of the metropolis and take a breath of fresh and pristine air by spending your precious time in a place where the beauty of nature is imminent. Be at your most laid-back self and dive into clear waters, rekindle your knowledge of verdant greens and be mesmerized as trickles of water from the falls serenade the inner depths of your intoxicated soul.
There are quite a thousand of places to ignite your liking into hugging nature again, but there are special points of travel that is unknown to most of us. These places are not remote but the secret that it beholds is an enticing feature that a traveler will definitely enjoy.
Renew your senses and applaud as nature, arts and leisure clump together to form a place called Wollongong. The weirdness of this place’s name in inversely proportional to the beauty that you’re sure to witness inside.
Wollongong’s specific place on the globe is more than magical. To its’ eastern side is the blue-green hues illuminated by the Tasman Sea and the west end is flanked by a sandstone precipice called the Illawarra Escarpment.
Wollonggong’s city center is situated on the middle end of this island-like city in New South Wales, and the sound of the ocean is audible from almost any corner. A large lagoon is also situated just south of Wollonggong’s city center called Lake Illawarra.
The central business district and city center had been bordered by a number of parks, wildlife reserves, residential areas and nature-installed rock and land formations. Known as the third largest city of New South Wale next to Sydney and Newcastle, Wollongong is geographically located at the southeastern side of the so-called Sydney basin which extends from the city of Newcastle to Nowra.
According to the Koppen Climate Classification, the general Wollongong area experiences an oceanic climate, due to its location and proximity to the sea. Lowest temperatures will play at 17-degrees up to 26-degrees during summer. The city of Wollongong is at high since clear, sunny days are at 107 days per year.
The prickly summer heat and nights isn’t much of an issue in Wollongong as the breeze coming from the sea regulates the temperature of the area. Rainfall normally occurs at the first half of the year which can also result to local flooding. If you’re trying to get to Wollongong and doesn’t like to be hassled by too much heat or too much rain, get there at July and August as windy weather is said to dominate.
If coming from Sydney and other nearby cities, the best way to get into Wollongong is through the Waterfall-Yallah Southern Freeway. Driving onto this road path will lead you directly to Wollongong’s city center.
If travelling in by rail system, the Illawarra rail line is the best bet that you need to choose. Connecting stations from Kiama, Nowra and south of Sydney going in and out of Wollongong is said to be serviced by this specific rail system.
Buses which offers route services in and out and within Wollongong is also available for you to hop on. Mainly provided by the Premier Illawarra Lines and Dion’s Bus Service, you can get around the city for a free. However, be smart enough to ride the free shuttles circling around the business district if you’re on a very tight budget.
Coming in via air travel, you must go through the Illawarra Regional Airport which is specifically located at Albion Park Rail. Some famous airlines cater to domestic and international flights including NSW Air, Touchdown Helicopters and Elite Jet.
What to See
Nan Tien Buddhist Temple
This area of attraction and religious place is said to be the largest Buddhist temple to ever exist in the southern hemisphere. Because of its’ religious orientation, those who would visit Nan Tien must dress accordingly as 10,000 Buddha icons are set to amaze the holy alter-ego once inside the temple.
Be saturated with beach air and enjoy the slapping of the waves on the rock formation through visiting the Belmore Basin which is made in 1868. Learn the how-to’s of fishing through the headquarters situated inside and the Breakwater Lighthouse towering on its’ headland.
As how a famous beach would serve its purpose, Wollongong’s North Beach is utterly famous for locals and tourists who seek solace in swimming and other water activities such as snorkeling and diving.
Science Centre & Planetarium
Located in Squires Way, this informative edifice put focus on enriching intelligence of those who visits on things that taps any form of science. Planetarium shows are set to play each day at a fee and this wonderful establishment is being run by the genius heads of University of Wollongong.
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Take the family and set up your makeshift picnic place on the city’s Botanical Gardens while being surrounded by different types of flora that are under the tropical, woodland and temperate class.
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