Suburb Spotlight – BULLI
All that you need to know about the beautiful Bulli lifestyle ….
Beautiful and bustling, Bulli is a northern suburb of Wollongong, home to approximately 6,000 residents and located 70km south of Sydney.
Originally a mining town, the suburb is proud of its rich and diverse history. Many heritage-listed buildings are still intact throughout the township including the Heritage Hotel, Miner’s Cottage and Station Museum.
Bulli’s namesake is derived from the indigenous word “wodi wodi” which means two mountains. And whilst the town appreciates a stunning escarpment backdrop, Bulli is renowned for its world-class surf beaches, including Bulli Main Beach and Sandon Point.
Both beaches are patrolled during the summer and offer surf club facilities. Sandon Point is a favourite surf spot amongst the locals, whilst The Bombie, affectionately known as Peggie’s, is an exposed reef break with reliable surf. If surfing isn’t your thing, you can swim a few laps of the nearby ocean pool, or spend hours exploring the endless rock pools along the sand.
A bike track runs along the coastline from Wollongong to Thirroul and winds through beautiful reserves and green spaces.
Bulli offers excellent education facilities including Bulli Public School, Woniora Public School, Bulli High School and St Joseph’s School as well as many childcare centres. There are also a variety of churches of different faiths including Bulli Anglican Church, Northern Illawarra Uniting Church and Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Bulli has a vibrant community spirit and is home to several sporting teams such as Bulli Football club and Nippers at Bulli Surf Life Saving Club. Regular community-minded events are held throughout the year including the famous Sandon Point Park Run.
A full range of amenities is provided within the township including a Woolworths, hospital, train station and florist.
A foodie haven, Bulli also hosts a weekly foragers market which offers fresh produce, market food and live music at the local Bulli Showgrounds. The showgrounds are also used for annual shows and dog racing events throughout the year.
For those who love a late breakfast or appreciate a good coffee, there is an abundance of trendy cafes to try. Bulli Beach Café, Point Café, Stokes Lane Café and Two Sisters Garage all offer a pleasant atmosphere and fabulous coffee.
A unique artist’s hub and cafe is located at the iconic Timbermill Studios offering a creative space for local artists. Here, you can pick up some bespoke pieces for your home, handcrafted by local painters, ceramicists, potters and woodworkers.
Bulli is an eclectic and lively township within reach to Sydney and Wollongong that appeals to residents of all ages and demographics. Families, retirees and holidaymakers love the relaxed, laid-back “holiday feel” that Bulli has to offer.