LOCAL AREA INFORMATION ABOUT BUNDEENA & SURROUNDS
Our local area
There are so many beautiful walks to enjoy in our area - visit the link here for the Royal National Park walks, and make sure you have a look at the ‘Highlights’ section for more information on nearby beaches and other things to do. This is where you can make the most of the taxi's; they can pick you up and drop you off at a pre-arranged time if you decide on a walk that isn't a loop.
Our favourite walks are to the very lovely Marley and Wottamolla, along with the walk across to Maianbar. To make your way here, take the steps below the cottage that lead to the beach, and use Google maps to help you find your way to the above locations. You may even see deer enroute or in Maianbar!
You’ll find lots of shacks at Marley, Wottamolla and Garie beaches, as well a few below the cottage. The shacks remain from displaced people after the war and are very special to our region.
We also recommend a visit to Audley if you can tear yourself away from the cottage, to visit Audley Cafe and Dance Hall for a lovely bite to eat.
If you love the water, you can hire stand up paddleboarding, or kayaking supplies from Bundeena Kayaks. These guys love to look after our guests so make sure you mention Simpson Cottage, and in the kitchen you will find vouchers to give you two hours for the price of one.
You could also organise a picnic with Boats and Baskets. They can pick you up in their charter boat and drop you to a pre-prepared picnic. They also have an option of a tour of our waterways, which is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.
Bundeena Picnics Think gold class movies reimagined as a picnic - they will set up your very own perfectly styled picnic space and deliver everything to you. Their kitchen is nearby, so you can choose from grazing plates to hot BBQ seafood platters.
They can also make you a packed lunch to take on a hike.
A fun outing is a trip on the pretty little ferry run by Cronulla Ferries and explore the local waterways or head over to Cronulla.
Eating and drinking
We love the pizzas from Bundeena pizza, if you’re keen for a night in but don’t feel like cooking, they offer delivery! Brown Paper and Vinegar have great burgers. I-Grill is an absolute feast for the eyes and if you’re a cocktail fan, they are like a work of art here.
Driftwood is set in the National Park and great for breaky, P&P Kitchen does a great pho.
Then there’s the RSL with the usual club style food and great views across to Cronulla. The RSL runs a courtesy bus, super handy if you’ve had a couple of wines and don’t feel like walking home!
Groceries are available from our nearby IGA (on Loftus Road, 2min drive or 15min walk). They stock a comprehensive range of groceries, deli goods and have a bottle shop. Supplies can be a little pricey here and the bottle shop is smaller than your average, so we would suggest bringing your favourites with you.
We have a fantastic local supplier of hampers, if this is something which interests you, please reach out ahead of your arrival.
An in-cottage massage can be arranged, by Louise. You can reach her on 0404 780 726 to make plans prior to your stay.
Kuyen Wellness is Bundeena’s fantastic spa. We are positive you won’t be disappointed with an afternoon spent here - we recommend booking in advance.
In the kitchen you will find a token which offers $10 off your bill, at some of our local venues. Just take it with you, and let the staff know when you arrive.
Currently our tokens are welcomed at Audley Dance Hall and Café, Maianbar Beach Café, and I.Grill - Enjoy!
Henri Albert (Uber and Sheebah) 0423 008 645
Graham Grocott 0414 996 570