New South Wales, Australia
Between the Mountains and the Sea
Situated on one of Australia’s most picturesque coastlines, the city of Wollongong is encircled by magnificent natural beauty, from the Royal National Park in the north, Lake Illawarra to the South, the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the east and the spectacular rocky Illawarra Escarpment to the west.
The third largest city in New South Wales, Wollongong is a vibrant and multicultural city, steeped in its Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Referred to affectionately as ‘the Gong’, and perhaps best known historically for its manufacturing economy, driven through coal mining and steel making; new age economies including education and IT have emerged as two of the region’s transformative industries of the future.