This picturesque beach is 900 metres long and backed by sand dunes and a large parkland area ideal for family picnics and gatherings. This beach proves to be popular as the nearby caravan park houses many visitors all year round. Bulli is located 11 kilometres north of the Wollongong central business district. The Surf Club is located just to the south of the northern rocks. A small creek crosses south of the club house and backs the northern half of the beach. The southern half is more accessible from Woonona. A bike path runs behind the beach linking Bulli with Woonona Beach.
This pristine location at Stanwell Park Beach is ideal for families with a large reserve for picnicking and is located right on the beach. Surrounded by bushland, this proves popular for barbecues; and Sydneysiders for day trips. Stanwell Park is located 26 kilometres north of the Wollongong central business district.
Visit the Gallery of multi award winning Australian photographer JACK ATLEY - WINNER of The Moran Prize - world's richest photographic award + Australian Press Photographer of the Year award. Original Limited Edition signature works made available to the public - The Jack Atley Gallery and online store offers original photographic artwork for your home, office or commercial space - signed, framed and in limited numbered release.
This is a 6.5 kilometre track, named after one of the Aboriginal tribes who lived along the Illawarra coast. The track has been designed to provide a comfortable one day circular trip, starting at Stanwell Park Station. Various points of interest are: Bullock Track used by European settlers (1820), Lawrence Hargrave House (1880) and Stanwell Park Lagoon. Picnic areas and lookouts will be encountered on the way.
Bulli Black Diamond Heritage Centre is located at the Bulli Railway Station. The museum's focus is the preservation of the 1887 Bulli Railway buildings. On display is the South Bulli Number Two steam locomotive imported in 1888 and used until the early 1960's. The centre has a collection of maps and objects relating to local mining life and the Bulli Mine which once operated on the escarpment. The Bulli Mine was the first source of coal, colloquially known as black diamond. The Blinkco Room shows the social history of the area. School children enjoy seeing the difference in life in the 1930's to their life now. Heritage photos of Bulli, Woonona, Austinmer, Coledale, Stanwell Park , Bulli Railway Station, Nurse Taylor's Maternity Hospital, Housing and The Denmark Hotel are available.
The Matthew Gillett Gallery plays host to a variety of exhibitions featuring the finest artworks in the South Coast region. Exhibitions rotate every eight weeks so you are sure to see something new and exciting each time you visit. The gallery curator and namesake has spent years travelling the world, painting and surfing. Matthew Gillett has now returned to the south coast to pursue his own passion for art and has created a space to exhibit some of the truly amazing works of artists across the region. The Scarborough Hotel is home to this magnificent gallery and with its beautiful Seacliff garden displaying fantastic views out to sea, along with an amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. It is a must see destination for anyone travelling to the South Coast. All current collections are for sale.
Thirroul Beach is one kilometre in length and faces east so it picks up swell from most directions. There's little wind protection at either end, although big southerly swells or southerly winds get slowed up somewhat by the Sandon Point headland. Thirroul Beach is patrolled September to April and there's a saltwater pool that's great for a swim.