Best bike rides


A GUIDE TO THE BEST BIKE TRAILS IN THE SUTHERLAND SHIRE As spring is upon us, there’s nothing quite like dusting off that bicycle and embracing the outdoors. Whether you’ve just removed your training wheels or are a regular helmet head, there is something in the Shire for everyone.  Picture lush wooded forests, coastal rides […]

A daytripper’s guide to the Shire

sutherland shire daytripper

There is plenty to do and see in this vast national park. With coastal walks and picturesque lunch stops, the Royal National Park is a slice of peace from busy day to day life. There is no mobile phone coverage once you enter the park, so planning your day is important. We have highlighted the […]

Seven of the best restaurants for fine dining in the Shire

the pines

We have scoured the Shire to find the best seats in the house at restaurants that have set the bar for fine dining. Here are the places you’ve got to try, special occasion or not… The Pines, Cronulla Michelin-trained chef James Metcalfe cut his teeth at Justin North’s Becasse, and the Bellevue and, later, St George in […]

Five of the best bars in Sutherland Shire

Bartender pouring fresh alcoholic drink into the glasses with ice cubes on the bar counter

Head to one of the following bars for artisanal drops and share plates that will help ward off the winter chill. Here are five of the best bars in the Sutherland Shire.    Grind presents … The Lever Bar, CronullaCoffee has long been a social event at Grind Espresso. And, before we go any further, […]

Ten of the best Italian restaurants in the Shire


When it comes to pasta and pizza wars, it’s best not to get involved. Especially if you have an Italian surname. Suffice to say Shire residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of great Italian restaurants dotted between Sutherland to Cronulla. For starters, here are ten of the best Italian restaurants […]

Best coffee in The Shire

Morning coffee at Next Door, Cronulla

The obsession with the bean has never been higher, with so many expert local roasters and baristas elevating the science of a good coffee into an art form. The Shire is no exception, with award winning baristas and unique blends serving the perfect cup of joe, it is quite the task to find the best […]

Best brunches in the Shire


Lazy brunches are a staple of Australian lifestyle. Lining the shores and streets of the Sutherland Shire is an array of bustling breakfast spots. From cronuts in Cronulla to bagels in Bundeena, choosing where to feast can be an overwhelming task for any brunch hunter. To make the choice a little easier, here is a […]

Eat around the world


In the past 10 years, a plethora of new places to eat and drink have popped up around the Shire. What’s truly wonderful about the reinvigorated dining out scene here is the diversity and the fact we now have restaurants, bars and eateries that either reflect the culinary heritage of our chefs or nod to […]

Top Scoops in the Sutherland Shire 

frangipani gelato bar

I once went camping with a young family who made a stop for ice-cream every day before setting out on a hike. We would bustle into a little store and buy an array of brightly coloured flavours. Sitting outside in the early morning summer heat, little hands were quickly dripping with the sweet treat. This […]

10 things to try this summer in the Shire

Ferry in Hacking River going from Cronulla to Bundeena.

It goes without saying that for Shire-dwellers, summer represents one of the most wonderful times of the year. With countless beaches, super cool cafes, tried-and-tested watering holes and new openings to enjoy, there are lots of ways to make the most of the amazing weather. Here are 10 hot activities and ideas to try this […]