Discover the best top things to do in Sutherland Shire, Australia including Cronulla Beach Walk, Bundeena Kayaks in Sydney, Royal National Park Visitor Centre, Abyss Scuba Diving, Cape Solander, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Captain Chocolate, Oatley Park, Sydney Tramway Museum, Como Pleasure Grounds.
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4.5 based on 370 reviews
Perfect for swimming, Surfing and relaxing on the beach.
Great easy walk from Wanda to Bass and Flinders with spectacular views the whole way. Can stop for a bite along the way with several cafes and restaurants.
Dogs are allowed on Wanda beach on Sunday morning which always creates a great vibe.
Keep walking beyond Wanda for about 1km and you’ll get to Boat Harbour. Another great spot for swimming and 4WD.
Free parking along the beach.
4.5 based on 251 reviews
Bundeena Kayaks in based in the gorgeous beach suburb of Bundeena in southern Sydney. Bordered by the Royal National Park and the Hacking Waterway, which is the perfect base for a paddling or hiking adventure. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for hire from Wed to Sunday and guided eco-tours, kayak and paddle board lessons run regularly.Surrounded by stretches of sandy swimming Beaches, the famous Royal National Park and a great picnic and camping areas. Bundeena also has a choice of cafes and superb bushwalking, so plan your visit today!
On Saturday we kayaked from Audley Weir to Bundeena and very much enjoyed it.
We parked the car in Bundeena and were then driven up to Audley where we started our kayaking. We were given good instructions together with a waterproof map. Our kayak (a double) was very stable and we found the trip easy going. We did not travel as part of a guided group which no problem at all.
We stopped off twice to stretch the legs and take in the beautiful waterway.
We saw some pretty good bird life along the way.......including kingfishers and night herons.
We had a great time and highly recommend this activity.
4.5 based on 185 reviews
For American visitors, lunch at the park’s cafe came with thrilling views of wild cockatoos flitting through the nearby trees. We enjoyed tasty panini as a pair of ducks paraded their fluffy youngsters under our table. You can’t beat this spot for lunch with a view.
5 based on 416 reviews
Australia offers world class scuba diving and diving in Sydney is unmatched by any large city. Abyss Scuba Diving is a 5 Star PADI Career Development Centre and Freediving centre that is located in the heart of some of Sydney's best dive sites. Abyss Scuba Diving offers beginner diver lessons, freediving, advanced diving training, career development training, and a range of Sydney based diving. Abyss Scuba Diving is the home of Sydney's most active dive club.
I had an amazing experience learning how to dive with Abyss! Cody and Alek, our instructors, were fabulous. They were patient and very supportive, which is exactly what you need when you are learning to dive. A big thank you to them and all the other instructors! The ocean dives were unreal, seeing gus the blue groper was a highlight! Highly recommend diving with them
5 based on 33 reviews
We went whale watching at Cape Solander last Saturday and enjoyed the experience. There volunteer whale watchers had already spotted 57 Humpback Whales and 17 Minke Whales. We saw a couple of pods of whales when we arrived. There were crowds of people and parking was available as people were coming and going.
I recommend you purchase a National Parks entry permit for your car before entering the park. Scores of cars were booked on the weekend by Park Rangers for not having a valid parking permit.
4 based on 97 reviews
Open in 2000, Hazelhurst is one of the most popular and leading regional galleries and art centres in Australia. Located just 40 minutes south of Sydney CBD near the gateway to the Royal National Park, Hazelhurst is an inspiring arts oasis set amid 1.4 Hectares of garden. Changing Exhibitions of national significance and leading local artists are presented, as well as art for sale. A vibrant arts centre with seven studios offers workshops and classes in ceramics, printmaking, painting, jewellery and new media. Overlooking the Gardens, the Hazelhurst Cafe is a popular meeting place for breakfast, lunch and high teas.
I decided to show my sister in law, visiting from Melbourne, the Hazelhurst complex. She had previously lived in Sydney and had visited once. The gallery was showing a display of art work depicting sport. Not our thing but interesting all the same. We toured the rest of the gallery and grounds. It really is a lovely place to visit and very relaxing with the stream meandering down the grounds. That has been done very well.
4.5 based on 23 reviews
Chocolate shop & factory right next to Jannali Railway station. And now an ice creamery too with REAL cone ice creams! Captain Chocolate makes all products on the premises & factory production can be seen through a window from the shop. The Captain has won many awards & medals for the unique panned chocolate products. Sampling is available & all exciting products can be purchased. Some specialities are Salted Caramel Nibbles, Chilli Inca Berries, Dark Chocolate Orange Nibbles, a good range of Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans & lots more!
I actually live in Jannali and frequent this shop quite regularly. I love the dark chocolate covered dried cherries and inca berries. There is enough choice to suit all tastes, both milk and dark, also yummy milkshakes and ice-cream. The gentleman who runs the shop...MoreThanks a million for your thoughts and feedback Derek. I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to comment. Come back to see us really soon. You'llalways be sooooo welcome! I'm working on some new ideas so come and check them out!
5 based on 26 reviews
A delightful bush setting on the Georges River. Plenty of walking and bike riding, lots of places to stop and exhale. Lovely spot for a picnic or just to relax and recharge the batteries. Lots of bird life and the calming Georges River makes for a lovely location for the whole family to enjoyl Toilet facilities and parking available.
4.5 based on 44 reviews
The museum (run by volunteers) is a very interesting place. Whether you are old (and can reminisce about what it was like in Sydney when there were trams running) or whether you are young (and can inspect and experience what trams were like as transport), this is a good place to visit. The museum of trams is extremely well laid out - and the trams have been beautifully renovated. It is not at all boring - but fun to walk around and look at the different trams (those used as transport in all the different times of Sydney's history) but also to see the ones used to transport prisoners to gaol, etc. There are tram rides - one to Sutherland and another to the Royal National Park. Both are well worth doing, so as to experience tram travel - but also to ride through the Australian bush of the National Park There is a souvenir shop and a little kiosk at the site. The kiosk only sells cups of tea and ice creams, soft drinks and take away pies and sausage rolls. However, there is a really lovely picnic area with comfortable seats and tables (covered to shield from sun or rain) where you can partake of the lunch or morning/afternoon tea you can bring with you.
4.5 based on 12 reviews
I've been visiting here for years. Some of the great facilities include:
- Childrens play area, BBQ facilities and plenty of green space to run around
- There is also a large, rocky area within the park
- A small, free, council swimming pool
- A small beach area that has a shark net
- Thai restaurant and cafe
- 2 small wharves where you can sit or fish
- Views from the park of the rail bridge, built in 1885. There is also a fairly flat pedestrian walk/bike path across the bridge all the way to Oatley
My only criticism is that several years ago the free car park was halved in size which now makes it difficult to find a park on busy weekends.
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