Towradgi

By Grant Reynolds

Towradgi is a beachside suburb with lifestyle appeal, the convenience of being close to Wollongong and major transport routes, but still a quieter location than its northern neighbours.
  • Population: 3337
  • Highlight: 29.3% of houses are made up of couples with children
  • Housing: 62% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home

An intimate suburb with all the necessities close by, Towradgi is a great place to raise a family or look for a first property. You can spend Sundays unwinding on the beach, where there’s easy access, children’s amenities, and the recently renovated ocean pool. Towradgi is also home to a variety of pubs, bowling clubs and restaurants perfect for family get-togethers. For people searching for properties for sale in Towradgi, the suburb features a mix of houses and apartments. With flat geography and generous block sizes, it’s possible to find a property suitable for a knock-down and rebuild project.

Brief history

The original inhabitants and traditional custodians of the area are the Dharawal people. The name Towradgi comes from the Aboriginal word “Kow-radgi”, meaning “guardian of the sacred stones”. On early maps, it was known as “Towroger”. White men first set foot in the Illawarra at Towradgi Point on 26 March 1796. In 1924, Murranar estate was subdivided, and in 1953 a school was established. In 1964, Towradgi Rock Pool was opened by Mayor Ald Squires. For a full history, see Wollongong City Council’s website.

Getting around

The Princes Highway connects Towradgi with Fairy Meadow to the south and Corrimal to the north, putting major business and shopping centre within easy reach. It’s less than 10 minutes by car to the Wollongong CBD and close to the major arterial routes of Memorial Drive and Mount Ousley Road. Towradgi is part of the Coastal cycling and walking track, with gorgeous ocean views accompanying a commute or exercise. Towradgi also has a regular train service to Sydney, with a station on the South Coast line.

Things to do

It’s hard to beat the beauty of the beach and rockpools in Towradgi. With views north and south, it’s an idyllic spot to surf, swim, or lay in the say. Towradgi Park has barbecue facilities and a generous play area, making it popular with families. Nearby, the Towradgi Bowling and Recreation Club is a great spot for a bite to eat with friends, and the famous Towradgi Beach Hotel provides food and regular entertainment, from live bands to lifestyle events.

Shopping and services

All your essentials are within a short drive or walk, with Coles, Aldi, and Woolworths supermarkets located on the Princes Highway in neighbouring Fairy Meadow. Towradgi also has convenient corner stores, cafes and two petrol stations for those everyday essentials.

Schools

Primary schools

  • Towradgi Public School, K-6
  • Tarrawanna Public School, K-6 (Tarrawanna)
  • Fairy Meadow Public School, K-6 (Fairy Meadow)

High Schools

  • Corrimal High School, 7-12
  • Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts, 7-12 (Wollongong)
  • Keira High School, 7-12 (North Wollongong)

Use the NSW Government’s School Finder to see which school catchment you might be in.

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