Bundeena

A picturesque town on the edge of the beautiful Royal National Park, Bundeena will charm you with gorgeous beaches, spectacular bushwalks and wonderful art. You’ll be intrigue by ancient Aboriginal rock carvings, and you can hire a kayak and paddle into one of the oldest national parks in the world.

Ideal for a day trip or short break, getting to Bundeena in southern Sydney is easy. You can take a train from Central Station to Cronulla for a ferry across sparkling Port Hacking to Bundeena – the entire trip is only 90 minutes. The drive from the city centre or Parramatta is about 70 minutes.

Bonnie Vale picnic area, Royal National Park.

The idyllic waters around Bundeena and the Deeban Spit in nearby Maianbar are perfect for fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding - Bundeena Kayaks offers various tours. Lovely sandy beaches in Bundeena and the national park are Hordens, Gunyah, Jibbon, Shelley and secluded Marley.

Bring your bushwalking shoes too, as there are more than 100km of walking trails. Forest path is an easy 4.4km loop through enchanting rainforest, home to a colourful range of birdlife. Another delightful walk is to Jibbon Head for magnificent views of sandstone cliffs and the vast Pacific Ocean.

Forest path in Royal National Park

Aboriginal rock engravings at Jibbon Head include depictions of Gawura the great whale and Baiame the sky spirit. Sydney Coast Walks offers a guided tour of this extraordinary indigenous heritage. For a multi-day adventure, the 26km Coast Track in the national park begins in Bundeena.

Before your journey read these bushwalking safety tips. You’ll find places to stay in Bundeena ranging from beachside cottages to B&Bs. The enjoyable events calendar includes the vibrant Bundeena Saltwater Market and the fabulous monthly art trail.

Some of Sydney’s finest artists and artisans open their studio doors to the public on the Bundeena and Maianbar Art Trail, on the first Sunday of the month. Artworks on show and for sale include paintings, drawings, wood carving, decorative and functional pottery, glassware and jewellery.

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  1. Beach Kayak Tour

    Wednesday 19 December 2018 to Monday 23 June 2025 , Bundeena

    Their popular Beach Kayak Tour runs daily at 10.30am and 12.30pm from their beachfront base in beautiful Bundeena. This short guided kayak tour (1.5 hours) takes in the gorgeous bays and beaches of this picturesque nature lover's paradise…

    19 Dec - 23 Jun
  2. Bush and Beach Full Day Adventure

    Wednesday 19 December 2018 to Friday 26 March 2021 , Bundeena

    Full day adventure in and around the stunning Royal National Park and Port Hacking waterway in southern Sydney! Start out with a 1.5 hour guided beach kayak tour along the stunning and uncrowded stretches of sandy swimming beach. Then…

    19 Dec - 26 Mar
  3. Make your own teapot

    Wednesday 19 December 2018 to Friday 08 November 2019 , Bundeena

    Transform a block of clay into a teapot with pottery master Mary, who has ten years experience in the field, has made various television appearances and is a member of the acclaimed collective ‘Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail’. Learn hand…

    19 Dec - 08 Nov