A seaside suburb that’s known for its stunning beaches and laid-back lifestyle, Thirroul is the ultimate in coastal living away from the crowds of the city. An hour south of Sydney and only 10-minutes from Wollongong, Thirroul’s neighbourly vibes and outdoor lifestyle make going home feel like a holiday.
With the Illawarra Escarpment on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, Thirroul offers an active, outdoorsy lifestyle. Thirroul Beach is the suburb’s shining star, loved for its patrolled stretch of sand, perfect swell, saltwater rock pool and grassy picnic areas. Thirroul is also a cyclist’s dream, with beautiful biking paths which run along the coastline.
The Wollongong to Thirroul bike track is one of the most popular, starting at Thirroul and stretching all the way to Wollongong Harbour. Then there are the parks and bushwalking trails – the Sublime Walking Track and Gibsons Walking Track are just two of the well-worn trails that lead to incredible views.
In the past few years, new eateries and boutiques have been popping up, injecting new life and energy into the area. Curbside or beachside, each café has its own unique character and they’re all about good food and coffee. The arts and culture scene is lively. There are three galleries in town as well as Anita’s Theatre, a live music venue that exudes old-world charm.
For a weekend every March/April, the Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival treats locals to lively art displays, carnival rides, market stalls, music performances and a junior surf competition. Best of all, the funds raised are funnelled back into the community each year.
Many locals choose to commute to the city for work. Thirroul is the perfect escape from the daily grind – relaxed, slow-paced, and community-focused, with room to move. The accepting vibe, lifestyle and proximity to the beach are just some of the many reasons city folk are making the sea change.
Anita’s Theatre: A live music and events space in a historic building, this beloved venue in the heart of Thirroul plays host to many local and international acts.
Thirroul Beach Pavilion: Beautifully restored, the Thirroul Beach Pavilion is a local icon. This café-slash-bar has uninterrupted ocean views, a menu heaving with the classics and a drinks menu to match.
Plume: A women’s fashion boutique with handpicked, sophisticated and easy to wear items from Australian designers. Think Bassike, Camilla & Marc and Elka Collective.
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