Austinmer, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAustinmer
Wollongong, New South Wales
|Population||2,560 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Wollongong|
The town's main beach is Austinmer Beach, a patrolled surf beach and a popular tourist beach. A second smaller and unpatrolled beach lies directly to the north of Austinmer beach. It is called Little Austinmer Beach, known locally as 'dog beach', as it is a popular off-leash zone for dog walking.
The main road through the town is Lawrence Hargrave Drive, which connects with the Princes Highway at Bulli Pass. Moore Street connects Austinmer railway station to Lawrence Hargrave Drive, and, along with a short stretch along Lawrence Hargrave Drive, constitutes Austinmer's commercial presence, as well as a police station, school, churches, and veterinary clinic.
The Headland Hotel to the north of Austinmer Beach was featured in the 2005 to 2006 television series headLand.
Notable people from or who have lived in Austinmer include:
- Juilee Pryor, street artist
- Sydney de Kantzow, co-founder of the Cathay Pacific Airline.
- Geoff Burton, cinematographer best known for films Storm Boy and Sum of Us.
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