This beautiful seaside settlement is a northern suburb of the city of Wollongong. We stayed at Corrimal Tourist Park situated right on the beach. It is a beautiful beach with lifeguard patrols. There are also a tidal and wading pool which seems to be a great favourite with locals. It is a very exhilarating experience swimming in the pool during high tide!
The town has two main shopping centres. Outside Corrimal Park Mall is an old locomotive that ran on the Bulli Colliery Line from 1909 to 1967. Right next to the railway station is the Corrimal Cokeworks with very prominent towers. These towers can even be seen from Wollongong. The Cokeworks are open to the public on Tuesdays.
The biggest event in Corrimal is the annual Spring into Corrimal which is held on the second Sunday in September. It features market stalls, a parade, a great variety of food, amusement rides and everything that is great about our Australian way of life. The event attracts crowds in excess of 3 0 000. Corrimal takes its name from Mount Corrimal (now known as Broker’s Nose) which in turn was named after an Aborignal warrior Kurimul.
Corrimal is also the birthplace of Streets Ice Cream.