The Royal National Park
Among the oldest national parks in the world, the Royal National Park is on the National Heritage List. You can drive to the park or take a ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena. With more than 100 km of walking trails, enjoy the splendid cliff-top views on the 26 km Coast Track or take the 4.5 km Forest Path for an easy loop through enchanting rainforest.
A pretty village, Bundeena is an hour's drive south of Sydney’s city centre or 30 minutes by ferry from Cronulla across Port Hacking. It's a gateway to the Royal National Park, Australia's oldest national park. With gorgeous beaches such as the wide-open Jibbon Beach or the broad sand flats at nearby Maianbar, Bundeena is ideal for a day trip.
Bundeena's idyllic waters are perfect for fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Enjoy an easy bushwalk along the scenic trails in Royal National Park, bordering Bundeena. The park is blessed with a handful of lovely beaches backed by bushland. Wattamolla, Garie and Burning Palms are among the most beautiful beaches in Australia.
Sydney Coast Walks can guide your hiking and camping adventures in the national park while Bundeena Kayaks offer guided or unguided tours by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. You can also hike to the spectacular Jibbon Head, with views of the sparkling blue waters and sandstone cliffs below. Aboriginal rock engravings, made by Dharawal people, can also be found here.
Catch the ferry from Cronulla on the first Sunday of the month to discover the local art trail, when local artists and artisans open their studio doors to the public for a rare glimpse into their working lives and creative journeys. More than 20 artists are waiting to welcome you into their studios. Artworks on show and for sale include paintings, drawings, printmaking, wood carving, decorative and functional pottery, glassware and jewellery.