The Sutherland Region is affectionately known as "The Shire" to local residents. Just 25km south of the Sydney CBD
, it offers pristine surf beaches, beautiful natural waterways and four spectacular national parks. Book your Sutherland Region accommodation today and find out why the locals joke that they never have to leave!
The birthplace of modern Australia, the Sutherland Region is an oasis rich with history. Here you can discover the landing site of Captain James Cook, who first came ashore in the April of 1770. Take a picture on the exact rock where he first stepped ashore, which is located in a suburb now known as Kurnell. Today Sutherland is predominantly a residential area with a huge range of activities for visitors and locals alike.
Here, you can shop up a storm at Miranda, which is home to the massive Westfield that was once the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere. Feel like catching some rays and waves? Enjoy the sun and the surf at Cronulla Beach, where you can walk along the popular Cronulla Walk and explore the rock pools and scenic vistas of the coast and waterways out to Port Hacking. Get under the waves at Shiprock Point Marine Reserve, which is an excellent spot for snorkelling and diving, especially in February when the water is at its warmest. You can even see tropical fish! Fishermen love the Georges River, where you can sail all the way from Botany Bay to Liverpool - it's more than enough to keep you busy for a few days!
Swap your flippers for walking shoes and take a walk through the Royal National Park, one of the oldest in the world and just a short drive south. If you're a keen birdwatcher, head to Towra Point Nature Reserve, a wetland that's the breeding ground for many rare and endangered species. For a taste of culture, don't miss the Aboriginal rock carvings at Bundeena.
Whether you are looking for nature or designer shopping, the Shire offers the best mix of coastal relaxation combined with cosmopolitan luxury. Book from our range of Sutherland Region accommodation and enjoy the buzz of the cafes, the call of nature and the fabulous shopping. You'll be glad you did.
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