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Natural attractions in Sydney South

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. Along the way, watch for native flora and fauna on rock platforms in sand dunes and freshwater streams.

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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.

Away from the coast, Mascot is an excellent option for short-stay accommodation near the airport for your stopover in Sydney. You can hire a car or take a scenic flight during your stay here.

Sydney North

Sydney North

Take a trip over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to discover another side of the city. Enjoy the views over the harbour from Kirribilli or McMahons Point. Catch a ferry to the famous Manly Beach for great waterside dining, shop in sophisticated Mosman , or treat the kids with a visit to Taronga Zoo and Luna Park.

Sydney East

Sydney East

Located between the city and the coast, the eastern suburbs are home to some of the best waterfront restaurant and bars. Have a few drinks overlooking Bondi Beach , taste great seafood at to Watsons Bay , or take a break in a Coogee coffee shop. Make a day of it and take in the spectacular coastline on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.

Jenolan caves in Sydney's west

Sydney West

Plan a day trip or stay in a B&B whilst you experience the Blue Mountains , explore the Jenolan Caves , visit the Three Sisters and ride the breathtaking Scenic Skyway. You can even feed a kangaroo and pat a koala at the Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Local areas

  • Bundeena Bundeena is a pretty seaside village, just across the Port Hacking River from Cronulla, Sydney’s southernmost beach.
  • Cronulla On the coastline around Cronulla, there are plenty of things to do from surfing and fishing, to hiking, whale-watching or just lazing on uncrowded beaches.
  • Mascot Mascot is an ideal base for a short stay in Sydney or a transit stopover at Sydney Airport, and with easy access to the CBD and Sydney’s top attractions.

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