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Bundeena Royal National Park is about an hour’s drive from Sydney. Bundeena takes its name from an Aboriginal word meaning “noise like thunder”. In the park you will walk on dirt tracks and see original rock carvings. As well as the indigenous history, the National Park is known as the gateway to the 26km Coast Walk through the Royal National Park to Otford. So if time is available then this is a nice weekend trip. There are many guesthouses / bungalows in the area where you can spend the night. Click here for more information.
Catch the T4 train to Cronulla from Martin Place Station or Wynyard Station. At Cronulla station take the walking path under the tracks. On the other side of the train tracks from where you disembarked follow the road to the small white pier. Catch the little green & brown ferry which takes a scenic route to Bundeena.
Bundeena is a small town with a few cafes and one beautiful beach. There are a number of residents in the area who enjoy the coastal town living which has a short commute to the city. It is common to see local kids doing back flips off the pier into the water.
Note: There is no Visitor Information Centre at Bundeena Pier. Ask in a cafe or walk up Loftus St to the RSL Club for any information and a map.
Jibbon Head Trail is one of the many bush walks in the area. The Jibbon Head Trail is approximately 1.5 hours round trip and graded 3 for difficulty (not too hard). The loop trail follows the coast and offers great views of the open sea.
The track starts at Jibbon Beach which is to the right of the main beach in Bundeena when facing the water. The start of the walk is not well sign posted but it’s not too difficult to find with the map provided by the RSL. After crossing Jibbon Beach the marked trail leads into the bush.
Catch the ferry and train back to the City.
Note: The last ferry leaves Bundeena at 7pm.