Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bundeena, NSW

As promised last week, I'm back to share more images of the lovely little village of Bundeena on the Cronulla coast in the Sutherland Shire. You can get there by ferry from Cronulla or by driving through the picturesque Royal National Park.

As you can see from the Google map it isn't very large, with a population of around 3,500 the village hugs the coastline and you might probably be able to walk everywhere. There is a main strip of shops and assorted business, the land sloping up away from the coast, giving many dwellings coast views and glimpses.

Obviously the most popular areas are the beaches where you can camp, kayak, go boating, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, etc ... with the most convenient being Horderns Beach next to the ferry wharf... Other things to do are: eat at a number of local cafes and restaurants, stay for the weekend at any of the accommodation places on offer, whale watch, heritage and nature walks and visit the Aboriginal rock engravings.

Judging by the list of open studios on their Art Trail it seems there are quite a few creative people living in Bundeena. I will hopefully be doing the Art Trail myself next month and will share the details here... but for now will leave you with some pretty pictures (mostly) of Horderns beach:

Thank goodness it has escaped the clutches of greedy developers and retained it's historic and sleepy-seaside-town personality. Any of the charming cottages along the beach would suit me just fine!

There are so many beautiful places to see in Australia and in Sydney but if you are ever wondering where to explore next I can honestly say the Sutherland Shire has lots to do and see. I'm really enjoying rediscovering the area after being away for many years.

1 comment:

River said...

Such a pretty area! I like the 2nd and 3rd photos with those tree branches hanging down. And the little tidal creek leading back from the water.