Cronulla

Highlights

Stroll along the esplanade for spectacular ocean views, relax on white sandy beaches, and enjoy beachside picnics and seaside restaurants in Cronulla, only 50 minutes by train from the city centre. You’ll be thrilled with a fun range of water sports and scenic cruises of beautiful Port Hacking.

  • Sea Level Restaurant - Cronulla - Image; DNSW, Emma Scott
  • Australian Boardriders Battle - Cronulla, Image; DNSW

About Cronulla

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.

Australian Boardriders Battle - Cronulla, Image; Destination NSW

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.

Oak Park Beach - Cronulla - Image; Monde Photo, Sutherland Shire Council

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.

 
  • Australian Boardriders Battle, Cronulla

    Beaches

    An iconic Australian beach, Cronulla is on the register of National Surfing Reserves and is a favourite with families, swimmers, and surfers alike. You can learn to surf with the Cronulla Surfing Academy and Surfing Cronulla Surfschool. The picturesque beaches of Bundeena are a just a ferry ride away.

  • Sydney Fish Markets, Sydney

    Fishing

    Cronulla is a popular fishing area, home to bream, whiting and salmon. You’ll also find good fishing for flathead in Gunnamatta Bay, accessible by train and walking distance to the Bundeena ferry. For a deep sea experience, drop a line in with Cronulla Fishing Charters and Southern Sydney Fishing Tours.

  • Family at Australian Boardriders Battle, Cronulla

    Family Activities

    Cronulla is regular host to a markets, events and activities, such as the Hazelhurst Art Fest. Spend some time in Shelly Park or visit one of the child-friendly cafes by the beach. Grab some fish and chips and settle in for a picnic or explore Port Hacking on a ferry cruise and get to know this beautiful part of the world.

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