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Down at the Harbourside

The most scenic place in Wollongong would have to be the Belmore basin.
This area contains a boat harbour for fishing and sailing boats as well as Wollongong's north and south beaches.
It is also the start of a beachside walking and cycle track that runs for about 14kms.

Conquered the mountain!!

This is me at the top of the mountain walk that leads to the Minnimurra waterfall in the Minnimurra rainforest.
It is a fairly steep and long walk so at this point I am happy to have made it and relieved to sit down for a rest and enjoy the view.
See my "off the beaten track page" for more Minnimurra info and pics.

Battery Park

About 1 km along Cliff road from the harbour you will find these remnants of an old fort and the park they now sit in know as Battery park.
The two cannons and the partially-excavated underground fortifications are the remnants of a fort built in 1890 to guard the approaches to the harbour.
An earlier battery was established in the 1870s on Flagstaff Hill. Also buried are some coke ovens.
Built in 1875 they were amongst the area's first industrial enterprises.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Close to the mountains and the ocean.
  • Cons:Has a steelworks and the pollution that goes with it.
  • In a nutshell:A curiousity of industry and natural beauty all mixed up
  • Intro Updated Nov 29, 2006
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  • lindyz's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Hi Brian - greetings from a fellow Wollongongite! Im new to VT but enjoying it so far. I found it when planning a trip to China for September this year. Cheers :)

  • Uncle-Kev's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2006 at 3:07 PM

    Radical new Wollongong pics Prof. Must be the new camera

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2006 at 6:50 PM

    Hi Brian. I can imagine Wollongong as a beautiful place after checking your tips. Australia is one country I want to visit in the near future. I wish I have the chance to see your town. Regards from Freddie of Toronto

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2006 at 8:53 PM

    Never been there but have a friend from Wollongong. Nice page...nice town. Cheers...

  • mizzzthanggg's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2006 at 8:22 PM

    Nice page, Brian! Never been to Wollongong yet but have always liked the name ;-)

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2006 at 11:51 PM

    Hello Brian! Happy Birthday from Finland! Wollongong looks nice and Minnamurra is just my kind of a place. What beautiful water falls there! Cheers, Sini

  • cassiejoy42's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2005 at 4:53 AM

    Brian I have never been to Woolongong - it sounds like a nice place - industrialised like Geelong. Have you been to Geelong? Cassie

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