Just 25 kilometres south of Sydney, the Sutherland Shire is a destination with pristine surf beaches, sparkling waterways and four spectacular national parks. Combined with a diverse food scene, fresh fashion and designer stores, visitors are spoiled with the ideal mix of coastal relaxation and cosmopolitan luxury.
The beachside suburb of Cronulla boasts Sydney's longest beach and is well known for surfing, outdoor dining and a relaxed lifestyle. It's the only beach in Sydney that is accessible by train.
A ferry across the Port Hacking River from Cronulla to Bundeena offers access to the Royal National Park where short walks or extended hikes are available to explore the rugged coastline and lush Australian bush. There are also other activities to experience such as kayak tours and art trails.
Kurnell Peninsula in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park marks the place of first contact between Aboriginal Australians and Lieutenant James Cook, who landed here in 1770. Discover stunning scenery, and beautiful picnic grounds and don't miss the purpose-built whale-watching platform from May to October for an unbeatable view of the whales travelling north to warmer waters and then back down south with their babies.
There is so much to explore in the Sutherland Shire.