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Best Time to Fly to Wollongong, Australia

Wollongong has an oceanic climate with a predominant humid subtropical influence. It is best to visit here during the summer season from December to March. The temperature during this period is comfortably placed between 60 and 78 deg F.

Wollongong Attractions

Nan Tien Temple

Nan Tien Temple (literally implying ‘Southern Heaven Temple’) is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the southern hemisphere. It is located in Wollongong, about 50 miles away from Sydney. The temple’s architecture is a classic mix of Chinese and Tibetan monastic with Japanese gardens and South-East Asian color schemes. This temple has won several awards for its architectural lighting system, gardens and architectural styles.

Wollongong Botanic Garden

Opened in 1970, the Wollongong Botanic Garden in Wollongong is situated at the foot of Mount Keira about 2.6 miles away from Wollongong. This beautiful garden is segregated into differently theme-based like a rose garden, a herb garden, a woodland garden, an azalea bank, a lineup of tender plants and several rainforest areas. This botanic garden also has a creek that runs into a small lake and a Japanese-style wooden bridge over the creek.

Symbio Wildlife Park

A year-round hot favorite among all age groups, Symbio Wildlife Park is home to several native plant and animal species, plus picnic areas for a perfect family time out together. This park is located at a 30 minutes ride from Wollongong and 45 minutes away from Sydney. Other attractions here are a koala breeding sanctuary and a reptile house.

Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse

Wollongong Breakwater Lighthouse, also known as Wollongong Harbour Lighthouse, is Australia's first prefabricated steel lighthouse. It is situated on the southern breakwater of Wollongong Harbour in Wollongong and is paired with Wollongong Head Lighthouse nearby. The former was built in 1871 to help mariners safely navigate the Wollongong Port during the early days of the coal industry in the Illawarra region.

Festivals and Events

Yours and Owls Festival

Yours and Owls Festival is Wollongong's biggest festival of music, art and culture combined. It is celebrated in late September and early October and is accentuated by the presence by several Australian and International music bands and is supplanted by exhibitions, artisan markets, celebrity meets and stage performances.

Spring into Corrimal

Spring into Corrimal is a popular one-day long, free regional family festival celebrated in September. A sure shot crowd magnet, this festival is hallmarked by over 270 market stalls, three entertainment stages for different age groups, live music, amusement rides, and the region’s biggest parade.

Threatened Species Day

Threatened Species Day checks both boxes of vibrant celebration and a message for local community. Celebrated annually on 7th September, it begins with a fun-filled day for the entire family to launch itself into a deeper knowledge of native threatened species. Visitors can enjoy their time with local musicians, live music, poetry, face painting and thematic presentations.

Getting Around in Wollongong

Visitors can take a car, train or board an airplane to visit the city of Wollongong from Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. There are hourly train services between Sydney and Wollongong on the South Coast Cityrail line. Wollongong is served by international and domestic airline flights from Sydney Airport.

Those taking a road trip can take MetRoad 1 and the Princes Highway south from Sydney or Illawarra Highway or via Picton Road from Melbourne and Canberra.

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