One of our top picks in Wollongong. The 4.5-star Mantra Wollongong offers large, modern 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, some of them with partial ocean views, 80 km south of Sydney, on the New South Wales coast. Wollongong Beach is within a 10-minute drive away. Mantra Wollongong is located in the heart of the city’s business district and moments from the coastline. With the latest in modern facilities and technology, it allows you to ‘stay connected’ when away from your office, home or family. Wollongong, the state’s third largest city, has a mild coastal climate, an active arts scene and numerous swimming and surfing beaches. Enjoy the view from Wollongong Head Lighthouse, a 9-minute drive away. It enjoys convenient access to public transport, and Sydney can also be reached through a scenic coastal road-and-rail route.