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Wet Weather

There’s nothing better than curling up with a book and a hot beverage on a rainy day. If you’re on holidays in the Sutherland Shire though you may think your plans to go hiking in the national park or surf lesson are ruined… fear not! There are so many places to visit in rainy weather, you can think of this as an opportunity to see the sights you would have otherwise missed.

where to take cover


Get 'Up & Atom' at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Meet scientists who are helping to address health issues, climate change and develop new innovations to support Australian industry.

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

This cultural haven showcases some of the best Australian and International artists. After a stroll around the gallery why not settle in at the Gallery Café.


Keep your feet dry while shopping. There are plenty of great stores and shopping centres around the Shire, so you're guaranteed to be kept busy for at least a day. Check out our complete guide to shopping in the Shire.

Catch a flick

You can still laugh in the rain! Catch a comedy or the latest blockbuster complete with popcorn and choc tops. There are two Event Cinemas - in Cronulla Mall next to McDonalds and in Westfield Miranda

Indoor recreation

If the kids are bouncing off the walls, take them to Sky Zone Miranda, Flip Out Caringbah or Inflatable World Miranda.

Sutherland Shire Leisure Centres offer a vast range of facilities, perfect for relaxing, increasing your fitness levels or just having fun with the family. 

For something a bit more competitive why not ‘knock em down’ ten pin bowling style at AMF Southgate

Cafe culture

A Hot Mocha, skinny cap, or Macchiato? Another favourite pastime for locals when the weather is dreary is to head to a café, order something hot and settle in. Cronulla and Gymea have plenty of cute little cafes to choose from.

High tea anyone? The Teahouse at Camellia Gardens is undercover and provides a tranquil setting regardless of the weather.

Spa treatment

The rain is almost like a sign that you should relax, put your plans on hold and visit a spa! A mani-pedi, hot stone massage, or rejuvenating facial will leave you glowing and feeling better than ever. Try Refresh Face & Body.

Read a book

Snuggle up with a paperback from the enchanting Berkelouw bookstore or the Best Little Bookshop in Town a quaint bookshop, both located in Cronulla Mall. There are also a number of local libraries in the area as well if you’d prefer to borrow rather than buy.

Sydney Tram Museum

Recreating an era of city and suburban passenger transport of 100 years ago, the Sydney Tramway Museum provides enjoyment for young and old.


And at night? Most of the bars, clubs and pubs are indoors so the rain shouldn’t affect your night time activities. Check out what's on at The Brass Monkey in Cronulla or the Sutherland Entertainment Centre.

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Metro Hotel Miranda

522 Kingsway (Corner of Jackson Avenue), Miranda

T: 1800 004 321


Gerrale Street, Cronulla

Cronulla Beach

20-38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla

T: 02 9710 0333

Rydges Cronulla Beachside

20 - 26 The Kingsway, Cronulla

T: 02 9527 3100

Quest Cronulla Beach

1 Kingsway, Cronulla

T: 02 8536 3600

Cronulla Seabreeze Bed and Breakfast

6 Boronia Street, Cronulla

T: 02 9523 4908

Bundeena Kayaks

2 Seabreeze Lane, Bundeena

T: 0419 254 981

Beachhaven Bed and Breakfast

13 Bundeena Drive 13 Bundeena Drive Bundeena 2230, Bundeena

T: 02 9544 1333

EG Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens

104 President Avenue, Caringbah

T: 02 9710 0333

Sydney Tramway Museum

Corner Rawson Avenue and Pitt Street Adjacent to Loftus Railway Station, Loftus

T: 02 9542 3646

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