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Unanderra is bounded by the Unanderra railway line, the suburbs of Farmborough Heights and Figtree to the north, and Five Islands Road, Berkeley, Mullet Creek, the AIS railway line to the south. The locality of Dombarton lies to the west.

The name Unanderra comes from an Aboriginal word meaning 'meeting place of creeks' or the 'junction of the two creeks' (Unanderra was previously known as Charcoal or Charcoal Creek).

Major features of the area include the Kembla Grange Racecourse, Galloping Golf Driving Range, Unanderra Pool and the BHP Sports Stadium.

Unanderra: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Nan Tien Temple

Visit or stay at Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. Nan Tien is very different from most tourist attractions because there is so much on offer. The visual delights of grandeur architecture, art and culture including unique exhibitions and festivals, Buddhist festivals, vegetarian culinary delights, educational and healthy lifestyle classes and retreats, accommodation, top class conference and auditorium facilities. There is also the spiritual and religious experience that is unforgettable, and even life changing for some.

Pilgrim Lodge, Wollongong's most unique accommodation setting is a 100 room facility, which is open all year round and located in the grounds of the Temple. The lodge overlooks the lotus pond, the peaceful Temple, splendid gardens, the beautiful rolling hills, and famous escarpment of the Illawarra.

Situated in Berkeley, which is only 10 minutes south of Wollongong City and famous beaches. Come and be inspired.

180 Berkeley Road
Berkeley, NSW, 2506

Located 1.3K from Unanderra

Hangtime Trampoline Park

Jump yourself silly at Hangtime Trampoline Park. With over 800 square metres of bouncing space, including dodge ball courts, a foam pit, a slam dunk and performance walls for those who are after a challenge.

The main Jump Park has been designed for variety, with slides, platforms and different sized tramps, for you to try a bit of everything!

The Foam Pit is the ultimate soft landing space. About 3,000 soft foam cubes in a five foot deep pit with a pad at the bottom.

The full size dodge ball court is perfect for dodge ball! Soft foam balls, no need for a team, it's great fun and runs throughout the day.

Hangtime is sure to be the ultimate experience for your family.

Bookings required Saturdays and Sundays.

Unit 3, Lot 2 Drummond Street
Wollongong, NSW, 2500

Located 2.8K from Unanderra

Australias Industry World

Experience heavy industry with exclusive tours of the gigantic Port Kembla Steelworks and get up close and personal with the largest and most dynamic concentration of heavy industry in Australia.

Included within the 1200 hectares of Australia's Industry World are BlueScope, Port Kembla Coal Terminal, Graincorp, Port Kembla Gateway, car imports and general cargo.

A unique combination of heavy industry with education and tourism, Australia's Industry World brings together heritage, culture, safety, environment, education, and industry.

Australia's Industry World is a working industrial area and tours may be altered to meet process or safety requirements.

Tour features include exclusive tours of the Port Kembla Steelworks and surrounding industries; a unique combination of heavy industry with education and tourism with all safety gear provided. Public tours of the Steelworks are available most Friday mornings, commencing at the Visitor Centre.

Bookings are essential by email or phone.

Springhill Road,
BHP Visitor Centre
Coniston, NSW, 2500

Located 3.9K from Unanderra

Hangdog Climbing Gym

Hangdog has over a 140 different climbs on 40 ropes, offering a great range of climbs from easy to extremely challenging.

Hangdog teaches you how to belay (hold and control the rope) your partner safely in a few minutes at the beginning of your first visit.

Gym features include: indoor caving; a wide range of climbing gear available for hire; coaching sessions for juniors and adults; one off entry charge valid for the whole day; introductory lesson is free with your entry charge; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to climb; free parking is also available.

Hangdog also provides regular outdoor climbing days to Nowra and also offer groups abseiling off Mount Keira.

130 Auburn Street
Wollongong, NSW, 2500

Located 4.3K from Unanderra

Unanderra: Events

SVNSW Wollongong Volleyball Schools Cup

The SVNSW Wollongong Volleyball Schools Cup is the sixth Schools Cup of the year.

SVNSW includes divisions for Under 15, Under 16, Under 17 and Opens for girls and boys. This gives schools that might just be starting a volleyball program an opportunity to participate.

For those schools who are more competitive, they can play in the Open Division.

Event Dates
      9th Dec

Waples Road,
Illawarra Credit Union Hockey Stadium
Unanderra, NSW, 2526

Located 1.1K from Unanderra

Illawarra Reptile Show

The Illawarra Reptile Show is the only reptile show in the southern Sydney Region. Bring the kids for school holiday fun and education. The show attracts thousands of reptile enthusiasts and visitors each year.

Features of the day include: reptile demonstrations and educational shows, large range of reptile displays, reptile sales and retailers selling reptile and pet products.

There will be a jumping castle for the kids along with a Kids Zone area and face painting.

Various food and drink and ATM available inside venue.

Event Dates
      2nd Apr

Hooka Creek Road,
Princes Highway
Berkeley, NSW, 2506

Located 3.0K from Unanderra

CraftAlive Wollongong

Craft of all ranges and Craft for all ages!

CraftAlive brings together both talented interstate and local exhibitors, focusing on creative hand finished products, DIY products, craft supplies, homewares and creative workshops to inspire young and old.

Master Classes
Make and Takes
Door Prizes

Event Dates
      14th Oct
      15th Oct
      16th Oct

Hooka Creek Road
Berkeley, NSW, 2506

Located 3.0K from Unanderra

Illawarra Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show

The Illawarra Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show will be at Kembla Grange - don't miss one of the best outdoor events on the South Coast.

Find your new dream boat or caravan, and while you're at it check out the freestyle bike show, the fishing show, and the reptile awareness show! With over 175 exhibitors you are sure to find what you're after to turn your next trip into an unforgettable adventure!

Check out the all new web site or check them out on Facebook for your chance to win free passes!

Event Dates
      17th Feb
      18th Feb
      19th Feb

Princes Highway,
Illawarra Turf Club
Kembla Grange, NSW, 2526

Located 3.4K from Unanderra

Greenacres Mountain to Mountain Challenge

From experienced athletes to weekend walkers, everyone who takes on the Greenacres Disability Services Mountain to Mountain Challenge will feel like a champion after competing this gruelling course.

Starting at the base of Mount Keira and finishing at the heights of Mount Kembla, the Mountain to Mountain Challenge is a 13.6 kilometre run or walk past some of the region's most stunning scenery.

Participants will tackle a series of steep ascents and dips finishing at Mount Kembla with all the food and fun of the Mount Kembla Mining Heritage Festival. A free shuttle bus will take people back to Mount Keira.

All money raised will go to Greenacres Disability Services to support nearly 1,000 people with a disability living in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

Participants can register on the website. Registrations close 22 July 2016.

112 Mount Keira Road,
Edmund Rice College
Mount Keira, NSW, 2500

Located 4.2K from Unanderra

Car Boot Sale Fair

Come along to the Car Boot Sale Fair in August at St Marks Anglican Church.

Clothing, second hand goods, books, craft, food, barbecue, cakes, jumping castle, face painting, balloons, coffee, live music and more.

All profits go towards the St Marks Anglican Church building extension project.

For all enquiries please phone the Church Office on the number provided.

429 Crown Street
Wollongong, NSW, 2500

Located 4.4K from Unanderra

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