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Make a holiday villa in Wollongong, Australia your home away from home

Found in New South Wales’ Illawarra region, Wollongong is a city south of Sydney and something of a paradise when it comes to beaches. There’s an excellent choice of surfing and swimming beaches close to holiday villas in Wollongong, with a staggering 17 surf beaches and plenty of fantastic coastal scenery to enjoy.

Things to do in Wollongong, Australia

Wollongong self-catering accommodation is found in a location that would most definitely suit surf enthusiasts. Among the highlights to be found close by are Windang and Port Kembla to the south, and Towradgi, Austinmer and North and South Beach, all to the north of the city. One of the best features of the beaches here is their relatively low crowds compared to Sydney’s.

If you’d like to enjoy the beautiful coast here from the land then you could make for a couple of the lookouts easily reached from Wollongong self-catering villas. These spots are usually high up and tend to appeal to hikers or even hang gliders. Mount Keira offers a number of walking trails and offers sublime views, while Bulli Pass is perhaps the most popular, equipped with picnic tables and barbecue pits.

On holiday at a villa in Wollongong you could also take the opportunity to experience some of the city’s culture. As with much of the country, sport is a key part of people’s lives, and at the Win Sports and Entertainment Centres you’ll find an 18,500-seater stadium for rugby union, rugby league and soccer. Slightly more reflective is the Nan Tien Temple, which is the largest Buddhist Temple in the southern hemisphere and has received numerous awards for the unique architectural atmosphere it creates. Other spots offering peace, quiet and nature include the Minnamurra Rainforest and the Wollongong Botanical Gardens.

Places to visit on holiday in Wollongong, Australia

North of holiday villas in Wollongong is the Royal National Park, which holds the honour of being the second oldest national park on the planet, It’s an ideal setting for serious hikers, and beach trips, and is also an attractive location if you’d like a family picnic.

Weather in Wollongong, Australia

There’s a oceanic climate around Wollongong self-catering accommodation. This makes for pleasantly warm weather for most of the year. Summer highs are usually quite moderate, with temperatures hitting the high-20s in January and February. Winter highs tend to reach the high-teens.

Cheap flights to Wollongong, Australia

If you’re heading for Wollongong self-catering holiday villas from the UK, you could fly Qantas, British Airways or Virgin from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sydney (SYD) before making the hour-long drive down from Sydney to your holiday destination in Wollongong.

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