Bundeena

A picturesque town on the edge of the beautiful Royal National Park, Bundeena will charm you with gorgeous beaches, spectacular bushwalks and wonderful art. You’ll be intrigue by ancient Aboriginal rock carvings, and you can hire a kayak and paddle into one of the oldest national parks in the world.

Ideal for a day trip or short break, getting to Bundeena in southern Sydney is easy. You can take a train from Central Station to Cronulla for a ferry across sparkling Port Hacking to Bundeena – the entire trip is only 90 minutes. The drive from the city centre or Parramatta is about 70 minutes.

Bonnie Vale picnic area, Royal National Park.

The idyllic waters around Bundeena and the Deeban Spit in nearby Maianbar are perfect for fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding - Bundeena Kayaks offers various tours. Lovely sandy beaches in Bundeena and the national park are Hordens, Gunyah, Jibbon, Shelley and secluded Marley.

Bring your bushwalking shoes too, as there are more than 100km of walking trails. Forest path is an easy 4.4km loop through enchanting rainforest, home to a colourful range of birdlife. Another delightful walk is to Jibbon Head for magnificent views of sandstone cliffs and the vast Pacific Ocean.

Forest path in Royal National Park

Aboriginal rock engravings at Jibbon Head include depictions of Gawura the great whale and Baiame the sky spirit. Sydney Coast Walks offers a guided tour of this extraordinary indigenous heritage. For a multi-day adventure, the 26km Coast Track in the national park begins in Bundeena.

Before your journey read these bushwalking safety tips. You’ll find places to stay in Bundeena ranging from Bonnie Vale campground to beachside cottages and B&Bs. The enjoyable events calendar includes the vibrant Bundeena Saltwater Market and the fabulous monthly art trail.

Some of Sydney’s finest artists and artisans open their studio doors to the public on the Bundeena and Maianbar Art Trail, on the first Sunday of the month. Artworks on show and for sale include paintings, drawings, wood carving, decorative and functional pottery, glassware and jewellery.

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  1. Bundeena Saltwater Market

    Sunday 04 March 2018 to Sunday 06 December 2020 , Bundeena

    Bundeena Saltwater Market is run on the first Sunday of the month. Come down and chill out in the picturesque coastal town of Bundeena. From Cronulla Wharf take a scenic ferry ride across the water to this hamlet in the Hacking. If coming …

    04 Mar - 06 Dec
  2. Bundeena and Maianbar Art Trail

    Sunday 04 March 2018 to Sunday 02 December 2018 , Bundeena

    Come along on the first Sunday of each month for a peak inside some of Sydney's finest artist studios, nestled on the edge of the Royal National Park. You can walk or drive to open artist's studios in the villages of Bundeena and Maianba…

    04 Mar - 02 Dec
  3. Bundeena Maianbar Art of Living Festival

    Sunday 16 September 2018 , Bundeena

    For over 20 years the Bundeena Maianbar Art of Living Festival has been a fantastic family weekend of art, live music, markets and kids activities. Enjoy the all day music line up and art exhibition including an exciting showcase of artwor…

    16 Sep