Located in the Wollongong Region, Port Kembla - also known as the "Gong" - is about 50 miles south of Sydney. Its easy accessibility to its northern neighbour (just hop on the rail), laid-back vibe, charming bar and restaurant scene and variety of activities makes it a town worth exploring. Go for a swim and soak up the sun on North Beach. Or check out the stunning overlooks at Royal National Park. Meerkats, lemurs and tigers, oh my!. Those are just a few of a wide range of local and exotic animals you'll see at Symbio Wildlife Gardens & Zoo. And be sure to take the kids to the Science Centre & Planetarium. It's out of this world!