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Towradgi is a small beach-side suburb approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Towradgi is a corruption of the aboriginal word Kow-radgi, meaning "guardian of the sacred stones". On an early map it was called Towroger. Towradgi is served by electric double deck trains to Towradgi railway station, opened in 1948. Towradgi is bordered to the north by Corrimal, the west by Fernhill and Tarrawanna, and to the south by Fairy Meadow. The Pacific Ocean can be found to the east. Towradgi has also come to incorporate much of the former suburb of Reidtown (to the south-west), some of which has also been incorporated into Fairy Meadow. Towradgi has a surf club along with a bowling and recreation club, Chinese restaurant, croquet club, 2 petrol stations, hairdresser, retirement village, public school (Towradgi Public School), train station, many open parks and a rock pool. One of Towradgi's landmarks is the small bridge on Towradgi Road that passes over the south coast train line at Towradgi station. This bridge is affectionately known in the area as "the hump" due to its short steep rise and it is not uncommon for some cars to become airborne if they pass over this bridge at too high a speed. East of Towradgi is Towradgi Point, the location of the Towradgi rockpool, a mildly jutting rocky projection to the east. The rockpool itself is at the tip of the point. To the north is the entrance to Towradgi Creek and to the south and north are small areas of rocks, known as "Black Rocks". Towradgi Creek goes inland from Corrimal Beach. A short distance out to sea from here is the point where the famous ship, Queen of Nations, was wrecked in the 1880s. It lies just north of the pools and, at low tide, a darkish blur marks it. A plaque at the point tells the story of the wreck. The captain, Samuel Bache, who, in his drunken state, thought the Mount Keira coal mine slag heap fires to be the light on Port Jackson's South Head in Sydney, crashed the barque clipper vessel on 31 May 1881. The first mate was equally drunk and threatened crew members. It is now a protected wreck site. The ship was transporting alcohol at the time, which explains this accident. Many go to the point to see the fine views of Wollongong and north to Corrimal, Bellambi Point and the northern escarpment and Sublime Point, as well as views from the park to Knight's Hill and the southern mountains. The bridge across the creek was remade in 2006 and is used by cyclists and walkers; here the Wollongong to Thirroul Bike Track is split into two designated paths. The point is also home to a park and recreation area with a bike path, part of the Wollongong to Thirroul Bike Track, and a picnic area. It is a popular spot for surfing and swimming. A food shop, The Blue Moon Beach Café, is south of the point. South of the point on the beach is the site where George Bass and Matthew Flinders, with their helper Martin, attempted to land. A plaque commemorates when the sea took out their vessel, the Tom Thumb, and filled it with water on 21 March 1796. They managed to bale it out and continue, having collected water from Towradgi Creek. Erosion from June 2007 storms has damaged the beach and some beach entrance tracks, but most areas with vegetation have borne it well.

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Facts and Stats for Towradgi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Towradgi

    Know the pollution level of Towradgi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Towradgi: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Towradgi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Towradgi.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.64 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.82 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30.68 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.23 (Low)
    • Attacks 44.05 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.41 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.32 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.36 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.82 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Towradgi - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 55.87 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.3 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.46 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55.67 (High)
    • Health Care Index 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.39 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Towradgi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Towradgi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.78 USD

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