Located on the east coast of New South Wales, the Wollongong region of Irawa (Illawarra Region), about 80 kilometers from the capital of New South Wales Sydney with a permanent population of about 300,000, is the third largest city in New South Wales.
Wollongong name, derived from the native language of the country, means "Voice of the Sea" and is also nicknamed by local people as Causeway (the Gong). Wollongong is a city with a long history of mining and industry, with coal mines, steel mills and industrial ports, and Wollongong is also the regional center of the South Coast fishing industry in Xinzhou.
Wollongong is famous for its surf beaches, scenic watchtowers and botanical gardens, and is just over an hour's drive from sydney, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. Tourism has become one of the mainstay industries of modern Wollongong. The largest temple in the Southern Hemisphere: the Foguangshan South Temple (Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple) is located in Berkeley (Berkeley) on the southern suburb of Wollongong.
Wollongong University (University of Wollongong) is a world-famous university where about 20,000 students from all over the world study.
- From Sydney follow M1 Motorway for about 80 kilometers.
- train : from Sydney central Station (Central Station), take the South Coast Line (South Coast Line) and get off at Wollongong Station (Wollongong Station) for about 1.5 hours.