Enjoy beautiful beaches, beachside barbecues and delicious restaurants in Cronulla, a seaside haven in southern Sydney. Only 50 minutes by train from Central Station, Cronulla is perfect for a relaxing escape or outdoor adventure, including water sports and bushwalking in the Royal National Park.
North and south along the esplanade are white sandy beaches, rock pools for swimming, seaside restaurants and cafes, and enchanting parklands for picnics. Roll out your picnic blanket and soak up the laid-back beach lifestyle as boardriders, bodyboarders, kitesurfers and bodysurfers ride waves.
You can learn the thrill of surfing at several surf schools. You’ll find plenty more things to do, from snorkelling to stand-up paddleboarding, sailing and fishing. Deep sea fishing charters depart from Cronulla Wharf, where the ferry leaves for pretty Bundeena and Australia’s oldest national park.
Cronulla Ferries also offers various cruises of the splendid Port Hacking and Hacking River, including a three-hour discovery tour where you'll learn about colonial explorers, historical settlements and local Aboriginal cultural heritage. Champagne breakfast and sunset dinner cruises are popular too.
Between May and November majestic humpback whales migrate along the coast. You can board a bus in Cronulla for Kamay Botany Bay National Park, where Cape Solander is a great vantage point for whale watching. Dolphins can be spotted playing in the waves rolling onto Cronulla’s beaches.
Check out the fun events calendar for festivals, sports and music – the Brass Monkey is a popular live music venue - and visit the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery in nearby Gymea. You’ll find accommodation options to suit various budgets as well as rejuvenating day spas, such as Refresh Face and Body.