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  • Friends exploring Royal National Park
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Family Funday Sunday in Sydney

In addition to being one of Sydney’s top surfing and swimming spots, Cronulla borders the Royal National Park, which offers an exciting mix of bush, beach and hiking trails. Travel there using the Family Funday Sunday pass by taking a train from Sydney's Central Station. An hour later you'll be gazing out over Sydney's longest beach. 

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Sydney south day trips

Royal Coast Walks

For $2.50 per person, your family can enjoy a fun day out with unlimited travel on Sydney's buses, trains, ferries and light rail every Sunday. South of Sydney there are several popular destinations that are easy to get to by public transport. You'll find dramatic cliff tops that you can explore on foot, great surfing beaches, lush countryside and historic landmarks, all great places to explore with the kids. Use the Family Funday Sunday pass to enjoy a rewarding day out.

Some of these surrounding areas include CronullaMaroubra and the Royal National Park. Spend the day swimming and surfing or simply enjoy a lazy beachfront meal at one of Cronulla's beachside cafes. 

To explore the beautiful area further, stay on the train a bit longer, and explore the Royal National Park on foot. Get off at Loftus, Engadine, Heathcote or Waterfall stations. You can enter the park via walking tracks close to each station.

An alternative way to reach Royal National Park is by ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena, the northern gateway to the national park (ferry fare is not included in Funday Sunday ticket). 

On the edge of the Royal National Park, you’ll also find Bundeena, just a short ferry ride from Cronulla. 

There's also a three-hour cruise from Cronulla aboard the MV Tom Thumb III that takes you exploring on the beautiful Hacking River (ferry fare is not included in Funday Sunday ticket).

  • Royal Coast Walks

    Nature

    South Sydney is a great place to visit year-round. Explore the region’s dramatic terrain on foot, discover beaches with sprawling golden sands, or hike through lush rainforest and historic landmarks. The Royal National Park, one of the oldest in the world, offers short and long walks through lush bushland, rugged cliffs and pristine coastline.

  • Family, Cronulla Beach

    Hit the Beach

    Catch the train to iconic Cronulla Beach, a favourite with families, swimmers, and surfers and one of the most well-known of South Sydney’s beaches. Maroubra offers consistently good surf conditions, and the picturesque beaches of Bundeena are just a ferry ride away, where you’ll find stunning beaches and a friendly small-town atmosphere that’s hard to beat.

  • Sea Level Restaurant, Cronulla

    Food & Wine

    There’s nothing better than freshly cooked fish and chips on the beach. Or an expertly-made latte from a beachside cafe. Or perhaps a plate of delicious Modern Australian at the popular Alphabet Street or The Duck Republic served with fresh local seafood and sea views. Sydney’s South has all these options and more.

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