Royal National Park
This historic national park, Australia's oldest, is now on the National Heritage List and is easily accessible by car or by ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena. More than 100 kilometres of walking trails are there for you to enjoy. The 26-km Coast Track has magnificent cliff-top views or you can take the Forest Island loop walk through cool valleys, thick with rainforest. Wattamolla, Garie and Burning Palms are amongst the most beautiful beaches in Australia.
Sydney by the Sea, Bundeena
Bundeena's tranquil bays and rocky outcrops are perfect for fishing and its also a great place to go kayaking, surfing, hiking, and paddle boarding on its crystal clear waterways.
Go on a cruise around Port Hacking or catch a ferry across the water to Cronulla.
Head over to Bundeena Kayaks to get in on the local craze, stand-up paddle boarding, a popular Hawaiian water sport that has been described as a curious mix of surfing and kayaking. Bundeena Kayaks offer a range of kayaking and paddling classes as well as tours of the picturesque bays and beaches.
Go hiking through the Royal National Park to the tip of the stunning Jibbon Headland, which offers spectacular views of the turquoise waters and striking sandstone cliff faces. Discover ancient indigenous carvings and try and spot whales from the headlands during the colder months.
Enjoy Sydney’s beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips.
Always swim between the red and yellow flags – surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. It’s also a good idea to always swim with a friend.
Make sure you ready any safety signs at the beach and you are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.
Check conditions before you go and find a patrolled beach by visiting www.beachsafe.org.au.
10km (return) - 1.5 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Starting and finishing at the NPWS office - although you can begin at any location in the loop - Loftus loop trail winds around Loftus Ov...
When it's time for a weekend getaway, pack the car and gather the family for a day trip to Ironbark Flat picnic area in Royal National Park. Near the picturesque Audley Weir, this pretty spot is wheel...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/royal-national-park/ironbark-flat-picnic-area/picnic-bbq