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Top Attractions in Thirroul

Thirroul is a breath-taking seaside suburb in the city of Wollongong, Australia. With beaches in bounty, Thirroul has a few more surprises in store for you.

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Sublime Point Walking Track

Sublime Point Walking Track

In addition to beaches, Thirroul has beautiful coastal forests, with many providers of Thirroul accommodation making use of the scenery, such as Pass & Pause Studio Holiday Villa. The Sublime Point walking track takes you into the Illawarra escarpment, a beautiful mountain range that Australia is known for. The trail heads deep into the forest and will provide you with exceptional opportunities for bird watching, featuring species such as falcons, kestrels and yellow-tailed black cockatoos. There are many picnic facilities available as well so you easily have a spot of lunch while enjoying the majestic views.

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Anita's Theater

Anita's Theater

Built in an elegant and retro style, this is one of the most celebrated venues in the area. Visitors are constantly enthralled by the stylistic d├ęcor and ambience of this iconic attraction in Thirroul. During any given time, Anita's Theater is bound to feature performances by international acts in addition to renowned local artists. As an added plus-point, Anita's Theater is located amidst various popular pubs and restaurants in the area, so you can easily grab a bite to eat or go out for drinks once the show is over.

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Nan Tien Temple

Nan Tien Temple

Of all things you can find in Thirroul, you'll never expect to discover a traditional Buddhist temple. The temple is constructed in a distinctively Chinese style and is popular for its calming and tranquil atmosphere. This naturally comes from being a centre for Buddhism. One should visit this temple simply to be baffled by the presence of such a striking work of architecture and spiritual significance. The temple gardens are also very popular and are especially frequented during Christmas times.

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Thirroul Beach

Thirroul Beach

Probably the most popular attraction of Thirroul is the beach that has been named after the town. The beach is nearly a kilometre in length and features pristine, aquamarine waters. Visitors can also bring their dogs, but on a strict time-share basis. The dogs however must be kept on a leash at all times, and are only allowed before 9am and after 6pm during summer time and before 9am and after 4pm during winter time. The waves at Thirroul beach are a bit stronger due to the little wind protection the area allows, but for a gentler aquatic experience there's a big saltwater pool that visitors can even swim in. Thirroul beach is also quite safe, being patrolled from September to April.

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Coledale Beach

Coledale Beach

This is a very dynamic beach that is also extraordinary in terms of beauty. Enclosed with rock formations on both sides, this beach is a slice of paradise. It also very safe since it is constantly patrolled from September till the end of April. One of the most notable features of this beach is that is a reputed camp-site and campers can even reserve areas right on the edge of the beach. One thing you should be aware of, is that dogs are not allowed to enter Coledale Beach, which although can be inconvenient to some, ensures the cleanliness of the area.