Beach lifestyle


Located in the Royal National Park, this sleepy seaside village is just a 30 minute ferry ride from Sydney’s famed Cronulla Beach. In Bundeena you’ll find stunning beaches and a friendly small-town atmosphere, so get ready for a sea change on the Port Hacking River in Sydney’s south.

  • Bundeena to Maianbar art trail
  • Bundeena wharf

Sydney by the sea, Bundeena

Bundeena's tranquil bays and rocky outcrops provide a great estuary for fishing as well as an idylic spot for hiking, kayaking, surfing and paddle boarding on crystal clear waterways.

Head over to Bundeena Kayaks to get in on the local craze of stand-up paddle boarding, a popular Hawaiian water sport that has been described as a cross between surfing and kayaking. Bundeena Kayaks offer a range of kayaking and paddling classes as well as tours of the picturesque bays and beaches.

Bundeena Kayaks Hire, Image Sam Venn

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.

You can also go on a cruise around Port Hacking or catch a ferry across the water to Cronulla.

  1. Cronulla Beach

    Cronulla, derived from an Aboriginal word kurranulla meaning 'place of pink seashells', is located on the Bate Bay coastline in Sydney's south. It is the only Sydney beach that can be reached by train, meaning you can...

  2. Cronulla Surfing Academy

    Cronulla Surfing Academy is the most fun and personal surf school in Sydney. Experienced coaches teach beginners through to advanced levels. Cronulla is just 35 minutes from the city and is the...

  3. Shelly Beach Cronulla

    Shelly Beach has a rocky shoreline with a rock pool for swimming. While they are not patrolled by lifeguards, it is a great option for parents with younger children. The area is easily accessed by prams and...

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