Thirroul Guru

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Thirroul is a fantastic place to live, I just love living here. It’s where the escarpment meets the sea. This little seaside town has evolved

over the years becoming the gateway suburb to the north of Wollongong.

This little town is divided in two due to the train line running through. The north side is quite large with lots of convenience shops, where the south side is smaller, more of a village type atmosphere.

During the day, Thirroul is a hive of activity, being the main shopping village for all of the other northern coastal suburbs. It has over 150 businesses from retail shops, cafes, restaurants, convenient stores, clubs, hotels that all offer a business service.

Thirroul's nightlife especially on the weekend and in the summer months is fantastic. With multiple bars, hotels & event venues across both sides of town, there are plenty of live music options available. There are a wide variety of restaurants from casual to alfresco and fine dining plus great take away options.

Thirroul is known for its beautiful beach, park areas, children's playground and enclosed sea water Olympic Pool. If you go to the beach, there is plenty to do, from swimming, surfing or maybe just relaxing on a beach walk to enjoy the view. Thirroul Beach has a lovely seaside cafe/bar called the Thirroul Beach Pavilion a perfect place to catch up with friends or to enjoy a lovely meal.

Thirroul is rich in history formally named Robbinsville but was changed to Thirroul 1892. During the early days, Thirroul consisted of farming, cedar logging, whaling and fruit growing to eventually mining. Throughout the year's many famous people & events have captivated this town.

In 1898 the Brig Amy was shipwrecked on the rocks at the southern end of Thirroul beach with all of its crew lost/died.

In 1922 the famous English author D H Lawrence lived in Thirroul and wrote the novel “Kangaroo" there's a reserve/park named in his honour.

In 1992 the famous artist Brett Whiteley died from a drug overdose at the Thirroul Beach Motel.

Former Iron Men Champions Darren & Dean Mercer brothers grew up in Thirroul.

Famous Australian artist Frank Nowlan also resides in Thirroul.

Thirroul Butchers Football Club has been established for over 104 years.