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16 Reasons Wollongong Is The Happiest City In Australia

You can not visit NSW with out heading down to the beautiful town of Wollongong!
Jenna Guillaume from Buzz feed has written this great article showing you why Wollongong is the happiest city in the world!

16 Reasons Wollongong Is The Happiest City In Australia

People in Wollongong smile more than anyone else in the country, according to an Instagram study. It’s not hard to see why…

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1. Wollongong is on the gorgeous south coast of New South Wales.

Wollongong is on the gorgeous south coast of New South Wales.

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2. It’s situated on a beautiful harbour.

It's situated on a beautiful harbour.

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3. With not one but two historic lighthouses.

With not one but two historic lighthouses.

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4. And awesome beaches right next to the city.

And awesome beaches right next to the city.

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5. With plenty more in the surrounding suburbs.

With plenty more in the surrounding suburbs.

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Windang

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Austinmer

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Garie Beach

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Shellharbour

6. But it’s not all beaches. There’s also a lake!

But it's not all beaches. There's also a lake!

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Lake Illawarra

7. Plus there’s mountains.

Plus there's mountains.

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8. With rainforests.

With rainforests.

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9. And waterfalls.

And waterfalls.

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10. The nearby countryside is quite lovely.

The nearby countryside is quite lovely.

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11. And the Botanic Gardens are super pretty.

And the Botanic Gardens are super pretty.

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12. Wollongong is home to the biggest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wollongong is home to the biggest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere.

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13. And an awesome uni.

And an awesome uni.

14. Of course, there’s also the city itself, which is the third largest in New South Wales.

Of course, there's also the city itself, which is the third largest in New South Wales.

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15. It’s close enough to Sydney to make it easy to visit.

It's close enough to Sydney to make it easy to visit.

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16. But far enough away that it’s more laid back.

But far enough away that it's more laid back.

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Basically, the Gong is something to smile about.

Basically, the Gong is something to smile about.

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Red Panda at Symbio Wildlife Park in Wollongong.

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