Projected Australian city with water on the three sides makes Wollongong and its seashore extremely popular with tourists. Wollongong on the Illawarra region of New South Wales is a narrow coastal strip extending 82 kilometers into the Pacific Ocean. This metropolitan is noted for heavy industries and large port activities. It deals with everything from surfing to high mountain hiking. Also a religious centre with two cathedrals and many churches, Wollongong features the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere namely Nan Tien Temple. Coalmining industry is famous here with the city proudly holding onto its long history of coal mining and fishing.
Wollongong has University of Wollongong which teaches 30,516 students and 11,440 international students. Famed for having cross faculty and inter disciplined learning environment and ranks among top 2% universities of the world also The Australian ranked University of Wollongong among top 10 institutes in Australia. Wollongong has number of schools for primary and secondary education that include public as well denominational schools. The Illawarra Grammar School and St Mary Star of the Sea College are famous for initial education.