Natural attractions in Sydney south
Enjoy the natural beauty of this area on walking trails that follow the rugged coastline of Botany Bay National Park. Along the way, you’ll see native flora and fauna on rock platforms, in sand dunes and freshwater streams; you might even be lucky enough to spot humpback whales from Cape Solander.
Dramatic cliff tops that you can explore on foot, great surfing beaches, lush countryside and historic landmarks make this a fascinating part of Sydney. Beachside suburbs include Cronulla, Maroubra and Malabar; Bundeena is just a short ferry ride away, on the edge of Royal National Park. At Mascot you’ll find Sydney International Airport as well as excellent shopping at factory outlets.
The southern beaches were the scene of first contact between European and Aboriginal people when Captain Cook sailed into Botany Bay in 1770. Cook’s original landing place is in Botany Bay National Park; nearby La Perouse is where French explorer, Comte de la Perouse, arrived in 1788.
Love Every Second of Sydney in Winter
Sydney comes alive day and night in winter with a packed line-up of exclusive, Sydney-only events, big-city shopping and some of Australia’s best dining experiences. The city is the beautiful backdrop to the much-loved winter festival of lights, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney. It’s also the perfect time of the year to enjoy seasonal dining, the latest foodie trends, shopping treats and family fun.
- Bundeena Bundeena is a pretty seaside village, just across the Port Hacking River from Cronulla, Sydney’s southern...
- Cronulla On the coastline around Cronulla, there are plenty of things to do from surfing and fishing, to hiking, w...
- Mascot Mascot is an ideal base for a short stay in Sydney or a transit stopover at Sydney Airport, and with easy...