Aboriginal Culture Walk
Jibbon Aboriginal Carvings: Jibbon is home to one of the best preserved Aboriginal rock art sites in Sydney that dates back to a thousand years. Jibbon was home to the Dharawal people. Jibbon beach walk starts at the intersection of Neil and Loftus street. There is a small pathway leading to Jibbon’s beach. Walk along to the end of the beach until you see a path that leads you to the aboriginal carvings. Don’t miss the 3000 year old Dharawal Aboriginal shell midden. This walk is approximately 5kms (3 hr return) and relatively flat.
Bundeena Art Trail
On the 1st Sunday of each month (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) you can walk or drive to open artist’s studio in the villages of Bundeena and Mainabar. There are more than 20 very di erent artists waiting to welcome you! Artworks on show and for sale include paintings, drawings, printmaking, wood carving, pottery, glassware and jewellery. Ph: 9527 1318
Take a ferry ride to Cronulla on Australia’s oldest commuter ferry operating to a timetable-79 years old MV Curranulla. Named after the aboriginal word for a place of pink shells, MV Curranulla still makes 13 round trips daily, seven days a week, on a 20-minute Bundeena to Cronulla run.
Explore the Royal National Park the world’s second oldest national park, famed for its natural beauty, fine swimming beaches and walking tracks. Our favourite walk in the Royal National Park is the walk to Wedding Cake Rock-track starts at the end of Beachcomber Ave, Bundeena. (2.5hrs, 7.4km return). It’s part of the coast track between Bundeena and Otford.
There are more than 300 species of birds that can be found within the Royal National Park.
Kayaks and Canoes can be rented at Audley Boatshed (open 7 days a week), Ph: 0407 960 974 and Bundeena Kayaks, Ph: 0419 254 981. Kayak along Kangaroo Creek or the Hacking river.
Snorkeling & Swimming
Our favourite spot for snorkelling is along Gunya beach which is right outside our house. Swim around the rock ledge and if you are lucky you may spot the sea horse colony.
Cafe's and Kiosks
The Bistro at the CSC Club offers quality dining with a wide selection of wine. Open seven days a week. Ph: 9523 2115 Manna café, copper cup café and passionfruit café all offer light food and take away. Driftwood café offers a selection of meals and vegetarian options. Open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. BYO. Ph: 9544 3493 There is also a Chinese restaurant at the bowling club.
Once you arrive at The House On The Rock it is pretty hard to leave so we recommend you arrive with your favourite food to bbq or eat on the beach. You can shop at the village IGA for fresh bread, groceries, beer and wine and all of the basics. In addition to the local cafes along Brighton street in the village centre is the newly opened Bundeena CSC club which offers a range of quality food and wine. Open seven days a week.