Illawarra Regional Airport – WOL Airport
Illawarra Regional Airport is located in Shellharbour City, New South Wales, Australia. It is now known as Shellharbour Airport but is also known by other names including Wollongong Airport or Albion Park Aerodrome. Also located in the airport is the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society or HARS. One airline, Fly Corporate, services the airport and offers routes to Melbourne and Brisbane.
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The history of WOL airport goes way back to the 1920s. Then known simply as Albion Park, it was used for pleasure flights as well as demonstrations. It wasn’t until 1990 when the first master plan was drafted for the present airport. In 2019, Illlawara Regional Airport was renamed to Shellharbour Airport. The airport is owned by the Shellharbour City Council and operated by the same. It has one primary runway with a paved surface measuring 5,968 feet in length. Pavement limitations, environmental issues, as well as noise also limit the potential of WOL airport. Even with these limitations many locals still choose the airport for their air travels including residents from nearby cities like Saint Ives, Terrey Hills, and Putney.
What to Do & Area Attractions
There are many hotels situated near the airport to make traveling to Shellharbour City as convenient as possible. The Oak Hotel Motel offers basic rooms that come with kitchenettes and is only 2 minutes away from the airport. Elsinor Motor Lodge offers rooms that are as cozy and inviting as homes. It is 10 minutes away from the airport and has beautiful scenery surrounding it for a more relaxed stay. There are other airports located nearby for travelers looking for other entry points to New South Wales. These include the Bankstown Airport (BWU) and Sydney Airport (SYD), which are both approximately an hour away.
On this page it is easy to search for Wollongong, NSW, Australia airport hotels, we have listed hotels, airport motels,
resorts, inns in order of proximity, closest airport lodging options are listed first. Wollongong, NSW, Australia (WOL-Illawarra Regional) airport
area map also gives you guidance on the distance of these hotels from the WOL airport.
Most of these WOL
hotels are designed to serve frequent travelers. If you are on business trip or family vacation or if your flight is delayed
and you need an overnight stay near the airport. Some of these Wollongong, NSW, Australia
motels have passenger pick up or free airport shuttle service which you can take advantage of.
Some of the main attractions in the area around the WOL airport are National Art School Gallery, Balmoral Beach, and Moore Park Golf Course.
Map of Wollongong, NSW, Australia Hotels
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Weather Forecast for Wollongong, NSW, Australia (WOL-Illawarra Regional)
If you planning to travel to Wollongong, NSW, Australia (WOL-Illawarra Regional), here is your 6-day travel weather forecast to make sure you have all the essentials needed during your stay.
Start your day when the sunrises at 6:38 PM.
The temperature feels like 61.65 with a humidity level of 90 so dress accordingly.
Cloud coverage is 98 percent with visibility at 13.4 percent.
Today’s UV index is 2, don’t forget the sunscreen if you need it!
Today’s winds are traveling south-southeast at a speed of 5 MPH. At the end of the day don’t miss the sunset at 9:02 AM.
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What are the most common amenities for Wollongong, NSW, Australia WOL airport hotels?
Airport hotels have useful amenities for frequent travelers like free WOL airport shuttle service, 24 hour in-room dinning,
late check-in and check-out and free breakfast. For business traveler amenities like
free wifi and meeting rooms are helpful. Most common amenities are Vending Machines, Complimentary Breakfast
and Complimentary Breakfast.
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