10 Things to Do in Thirroul That You Shouldn't Miss

July 18, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Discover the best top things to do in Thirroul, Australia including Anita's Theatre, Sublime Point Lookout, AST Surf School, Sea Cliff Bridge, Wollongong Botanic Garden, Illawarra Surf Academy, Bald Hill Lookout & Hang Gliding Spot, Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard, Symbio Wildlife Park, HangglideOZ.
Restaurants in Thirroul

1. Anita's Theatre

264-270 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul, New South Wales 2515, Australia +61 477 679 526
Excellent
55%
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Anita's Theatre

Versatile theatre on the idyllic South Coast of New South Wales, close to the centres of Sydney and Wollongong. Anita's Theatre is available for hire for events, Concerts, conferences, weddings, engagements, birthdays and photo sessions. Please email or phone our office for more information.

Reviewed By Kevin B

The was a hoot of a night out. I love this theatre, beautifully restored, almost a step back in time. Not as far back as when I went roller skating at this venue in the late 1970s. The entertainment is much better now. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby (we ate at Toro) and easy parking. The band were great, looking and sounding authentic - they put a lot of effort into re-creating what it might have been like to see the Beatles (except for the screaming girls as it was a much older crowd).
If you are driving to or from Sydney, take the Lawrence Hargrave Drive route and cross the Sea Cliff bridge - gorgeous scenery!

2. Sublime Point Lookout

Princes Highway, Bulli Tops, New South Wales NSW 2516, Australia
Excellent
60%
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38%
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Sublime Point Lookout

Reviewed By Tiffany H - Sydney, Australia

This has got to be one of the best views of the Wollongong coastline. Ideally located cafe. Absolutely stunning!

3. AST Surf School

4 Blackall St, Bulli, Wollongong, New South Wales 2516, Australia
Excellent
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5 based on 21 reviews

AST Surf School

AST Surf School specialises in making your Surfing dreams come true. We take groups on day trips from Sydney to the South Coast, we teach local residents of all ages and we do it all with an emphasis on safety and fun!

Reviewed By Alysia N - Maitland, Australia

This was a wonderful small group surf lesson with Ethan at The Farm. Ethan was extremely knowledgeable, very funny and made us all feel comfortable instantly. For a newbie like me, it was the best introduction to Surfing I could have. I managed to stand up, though not very gracefully, but it didn't matter because every time I fell off or got smashed by a wave, I found myself coming up out of the water with a big smile on my face. I will definitely be booking in another lesson but this time I want to bring some more friends along. Great location for beginners, great instructor. If you're considering booking in, just do it.

4. Sea Cliff Bridge

Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coalcliff, New South Wales, Australia
Excellent
61%
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Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 152 reviews

Sea Cliff Bridge

Reviewed By ladybugsSydney - sydney

I can't believe it has taken me so long to walk over this bridge, though we have driven over it numerous times. It was an easy walk, though extremely hot at 11am. Wouldn't recommend on a really hot day. A beautiful part of the world, and worth a visit when in the area.

5. Wollongong Botanic Garden

Murphys Ave | Keiraville, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia +61 2 4227 7667
Excellent
73%
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26%
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4.5 based on 194 reviews

Wollongong Botanic Garden

Reviewed By AusFamily123 - Sydney, Australia

We just spent a lovely afternoon here - 3 kids aged 7,9 and 11 all enjoyed the playground and maze. Then we wandered through the rose garden and around the duck lake. There are BBQs and plenty of beautiful big old trees with ample shade for a lovely picnic

6. Illawarra Surf Academy

9A Dobbie Ave | East Corrimal, Corrimal, New South Wales 2518, Australia
Excellent
95%
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5 based on 21 reviews

Illawarra Surf Academy

Locally owned and run, I.S.A is a surf academy with a difference. I.S.A is the only Illawarra based surf school that is Surfing Australia registered and licensed. Director Nic Squiers was born and bred in Wollongong, and is a current Professional Surfer. Nic's vision is to provide a safe, enjoyable and informative environment to share the unforgettable experience of Surfing.

Reviewed By Ceri A - New South Wales, Australia

My 11 yr old daughter had her first ever lesson and was standing within 20 minutes. Throughly enjoyed the lesson and looking forward to the next one. Coach Isaac was friendly and encouraging. No hesitation in recommending ISA.

7. Bald Hill Lookout & Hang Gliding Spot

Lawrence Hargreave Drive, Stanwell Tops, New South Wales 2508, Australia +61 400 258 258
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Bald Hill Lookout & Hang Gliding Spot

Reviewed By FilBee - Canberra, Australia

If coming down into Wollongong along this route, Bald Hill provides a welcome rest stop with fabulous views, an excellent cafe, toilets that talk to you and serenade you while you.. ahem, do your thing and the chance to watch para gliders and hang gliders sail off the top of the cliff and soar over the hills and ocean. Absolutely beautiful spot with the opportunity to walk back behind the hill into the bush and be deafened by a cacophony of cicadas. In summer there is also an ice cream truck in the lower car park run by the cafe which is a big hit with youngsters and perhaps some, not so youngsters as well.

8. Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard

259 Darkes Forest Rd, Darkes Forest, New South Wales 2508, Australia +61 2 4294 3421
Excellent
76%
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard

Fourth generation family orchard producing apples, stone fruit and raspberries. Onsite shop open year round selling fruit in season, and associated products. Tastings of ciders, honeymead, juice, fruit and honey available every day. "Pick Your Own" experience held on selected weekends Nov-April with extra fee. Watch our Facebook and Instagram pages "Glenbernie Orchard", for details and upcoming events.

Reviewed By Ben O - Sydney, Australia

South of Sydney, this a great family-run farm. Easy to get there (if you have a car), not far from other fantastic attractions like Symbio Wildlife Park and the Scarborough Hotel, and run by friendly, easy-going people like Glenn who threw in a few jokes for good measure. Pick apples, nectarines, peaches and raspberries and pay for what you pick. With mother nature and the supermarkets making it hard for the little man, support these guys and their great little shop on the farm with treats like apple cider and yellow box honey. My family and I love this place. Get out there in the Sunshine

9. Symbio Wildlife Park

Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Helensburgh, New South Wales 2508, Australia +61 2 4294 1244
Excellent
59%
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4.5 based on 364 reviews

Symbio Wildlife Park

Symbio is Wollongong's own award winning, family owned zoo, set in 16 acres of bush parkland - famous for providing genuine hands-on encounters with the most fascinating creatures from Australia and around the world.At Symbio ...We'll get you closer!

Reviewed By Leo D

Pleasantly surprised with this smallish zoo . Very clean zoo friendly staff and very informative. A good variety of animals and shows . Even though there was a crowd it was very easy to get around and didn’t feel rushed . Great day out .

10. HangglideOZ

Bald Hill Lawrence Hargreave Drive | Stanwell Park, Stanwell Park, New South Wales 2508, Australia
Excellent
97%
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5 based on 65 reviews

HangglideOZ

Experience tandem hang gliding from Stanwell Park, 1 hour south of Sydney. One of the best coastal sites in the world. Operating since 1983, our staff will ensure your introduction to hang gliding is not only memorable but safe! 30 minute tandems and no experience necessary.

Reviewed By BeenThere2211 - New Hampshire

In seventy years of an adventure filled life, there is simply nothing to compare with the the life enriching experience of hang gliding with Oz. I wish to thank Tony and his staff who worked with my daughter to created a birthday gift beyond all expectations. Thanks to Ausilia who kept in touch for a week to notify us when flight conditions would be epic and later thoughtfully edited our two videos into one wonderful keepsake memory. A special thanks to Tony for the indescribably perfect flight and fascinating conversation while soaring a mile above sea and land. As a bonus, I found that the term "Natural High" describes a long lasting reality. Felt like I was floating on air for the next few days! Looking forward to seeing you all again next year!

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