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Thirroul is a northern seaside suburb of the city of Wollongong, Australia. Supposedly Aboriginal for "Valley of Cabbage Tree Palms". Situated between Austimer and Bulli, it is approximately 13 kilometres north of Wollongong, and 69km south of Sydney. It lies between the Pacific Ocean and a section of the Illawarra escarpment known as Lady Fuller Park. It is adjacent to Bulli Pass Scenic Reserve. The town's major commercial area lies between an area just north of Bulli Pass, where the Princes Highway splits to form the Lawrence Hargrave Drive, to Thirroul Station, on the South Coast Line, and over the bridge and past the main centre and the Anita's Theatre building, which underwent large-scale renovations in 2006/2007. Supermarkets include a BI-LO and Franklins. Thirroul is steadily growing in population, and many new shops are added regularly. Many cafes now exist in Thirroul's main commercial area, adding to its popularity as a seaside holiday town. The Beaches Hotel is also located on the main road.

Thirroul has many shops and is the main shopping area for the northern suburbs of Wollongong. The beach is a prominent feature, as well as the backdrop of the 400 metre high escarpment, attracting many bushwalkers to northern Austinmer and surfers to both beaches. Thirroul beach is popular with both locals and tourists, becoming particularly busy in summer months and long weekends. The beach is 1 kilometre long and backed by a large, grassy reserve.

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