Just over one hour’s drive south of Sydney on the beautiful New South Wales coastline is Wollongong, a vibrant yet laid-back city nestled between the mountains and sea. North Wollongong Beach is the perfect setting for Tribal Clash Australia thanks to the stunning natural surroundings, fantastic facilities, abundance of accommodation and great dining options nearby.
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Getting to Wollongong
Wollongong is just 80km south of Sydney, reached by driving just over an hour down the M1 from central Sydney or taking the slightly longer and far more scenic route along the famous Grand Pacific Drive. Visitors can also travel by train from Sydney to Wollongong, arriving in around 90 minutes.
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Getting around Wollongong
There are good transport links within Wollongong including buses and trains which run between the city’s outer suburbs and the towns further south including Kiama, Nowra and Shellharbour. There is also a free local bus which runs around the city centre, with a stop just a few minutes’ walk from the Tribal Clash arena on North Wollongong Beach. For those who are planning on driving, there is plenty of free car parking near the beach including a car park opposite the Surf Life Saving Club and more parking spaces along Cliff Road.
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Accommodation in Wollongong
There are plenty of accommodation options to suit different budgets in and around Wollongong including hotels, holiday parks and self-catering houses.
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Dining in Wollongong
Wollongong is a culturally diverse city which contributes to the fantastic foodie scene, with plenty of unique dining options to experience.
There are a number of cafes within walking distance of North Wollongong Beach where Tribal Clashers can buy food and drink, the nearest being Diggies Café and North Kiosk. Other dining options within a ten minutes’ walk of the beach include PEPE’s On The Beach, Mudcat Café, North Beach Pavilion, the Health Hut, Connie’s Café, Aqua Restaurant and Blu Orange Cafe.
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Things to do in Wollongong
There is plenty for visitors to do in and around Wollongong, from cultural activities to nature based adventures and extreme sports. Highlights include skydiving over North Wollongong Beach, the highest zipline tour in Australia, kayaking tours, rainforest walks and horse riding, as well as the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere!
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