I suppose you could say we are now entering the “relegation places” in my series about Australia’s most liveable cities. Only 11 cities were included in this survey and today’s city came eighth, so it’s certainly at the lower end.
It’s known by some as the gateway to the south; I’m not sure I agree with that one, maybe it should be known as the gateway to the deep south. For me, anything south of Brisbane is south. So I would prefer it to be simply known as by its name, which in itself is pretty cool; it’s called Wollongong.
Wollongong, New South Wales.Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Wollongong is another one of those cities that I drove through during my Australian road trip, but I didn’t stop to take a look. For that reason, I’m as interested as you are to see how today’s post goes.
For those who do not know, Wollongong is about 80 kilometres south of Sydney, which makes it close enough to commute into the big city I would imagine. That, in itself, is an attraction, but what of Wollongong itself?
What Wollongong residents like about Wollongong:
- It has good roads and very little traffic congestion;
- It’s affordable allowing for a good standard of living;
- The weather.
Wollongong residents were not so keen on:
- The employment and economic opportunities;
- The look and design of the city;
- Its maintenance, cleanliness and the pollution.
And so to YouTube. Searching Wollongong threw up a lot of videos about skateboarding, skydiving, spearfishing and hang gliding; is Wollongong the adrenaline capital of Australia?
Just a thought.
So, time to take a look at Wollongong. We will start with a pictorial tour of the area…
… and continue with that, but this time with panoramas…
But what about the city? Well, apparently a guy called Beau knows Wollongong, I don’t know Beau, but then I don’t know Wollongong either. So it’s lucky that Beau does know Wollongong, because he can now tell us about it. The video is called, you guessed it, Beau Knows Wollongong…
The people of Wollongong like the weather there, but it’s not always good…
Anyway, fancy skydiving?
Yes, it may be in the lower third of our 11th city list, but it still looks like a very liveable city to me. Do you live in Wollongong? Tell us about it below in the comments…