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Top Attractions in Thirroul - Breathtaking Seaside Suburb

Lies on the coast 69 km south of Sydney, Thirroul was once a coal mining settlement and is now a transitional area between the escarpment villages to the true suburbia to the south and to the north. This city has been a beach resort.


The Valley of the Cabbage Tree Palms

The name Thirroul derives from an Aboriginal word "Thurrural" which is said to mean 'the Valley of the Cabbage Tree Palms.' in the early 1880's the railway came through and since then Thirroul became a popular holiday destination. There are many exciting things to do in this city. Explore the exhaustive list of attractions in Thirroul from historical sites to cultural attractions.


Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach is one of the top attractions in Thirroul. Located 21 kilometres north of Wollongong's central business district, in the small northern coast town of Scarborough, this beach offers amazing views of the cliffs that lie above and the coastline. If your family is looking for a place for picnicking, there are many parklands close by and also down the slope towards the beach is the surf club. There is a myriad of Thirroul accommodation available if you planning to spend your vacation here. Base yourself in a place like Emerald + Aqua Holiday Homes and enjoy a stress free holiday while focusing on the views and the best breaks. How about a challenging walk through the lush rainforest to the plateau above with incredible scenic views? Sounds interesting?


Sublime Point walking track

Sublime Point walking track is one of the iconic treks of the Illawarra escarpment and this is ideal for experienced bushwalkers, a beautiful mountain range that Australia is known for. You can organise a pick up at the bottom of the track if the hike up is more than enough for you, also you can catch a train from Austinmer Station. Before heading back down, you can easily have a spot for lunch in a nearby cafe or at the picnic facilities.


Anita's Theatre

This is one of the most celebrated venues in the area, built in an elegant and retro style. Anita's theatre is bound to feature performances by international acts in addition to renowned local artists during any given time. You can easily grab a bite to eat or go out for drinks since Anita's Theatre is located amidst popular restaurants and pubs in the area.


Nan Tien Temple

The Nan Tien Temple is nestled in a suburb, in the seaside city of Wollongong, just 80 kms south of Sydney. You'll never expect to discover a traditional Buddhist temple out of all the things you can find in Thirroul. This is the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. The temple is constructed in a distinctively Chinese style and is popular for its calming and tranquil atmosphere.