Natural attractions in southern Sydney
Take a stroll down one of many beautiful beaches in Sydney’s south. Follow walking trails along the rugged coastline of Kamay Botany Bay National Park or in the beautiful Royal National Park, one of the world's oldest national parks. Along the way, watch for native flora and fauna on rock platforms in sand dunes and freshwater streams.
About Sydney South
Dramatic cliff tops that you can explore on foot, sprawling white beaches, lush rainforest and historic landmarks make this a fascinating part of Sydney to visit year-round. Beachside suburbs include Cronulla, Maroubra and Malabar. On the edge of Royal National Park, you’ll also find Bundeena, just a short ferry ride from Cronulla. Mascot is home to Sydney International Airport as well as excellent factory-outlet shopping.
In the Sutherland Shire, Cronulla Beach is one of Sydney’s icons and an ideal place for a short getaway. Alongside the extensive stretch of sand is a buzzing cafe and restaurant scene, perfect for a hot coffee or leisurely lunch.
La Perouse is where French explorer Comte de la Perouse arrived in 1788. Visit La Perouse Museum to learn about the area’s local history. The museum is also a visitor’s centre with lots of information to help you explore the area.
In the cooler months, check out Sydney South’s delicious food and wine scene, or hop on board one of the area’s many tours. Shoppers will love the monthly Bundeena Markets, which have plenty of souvenirs, crafts and more to catch your eye.