More than any place in Australia, Botany Bay is where the indigenous and European cultures of Australia come together.
The exhibition “Eight Days that Changed the World” at the Discovery Centre at Kurnell 9668 9111, is an interpretation of the first contact between Aboriginal people and Europeans in 1770.
Today, Botany Bay is still the place where thousands of visitors and new settlers land at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport.
At La Perouse on Botany Bay’s northern headland you can swim in peaceful Yarra Bay, see the snake & reptile show, enjoy a tour of the 1820’s fort Bare Island and explore ancient aboriginal areas.
The Lapérouse Museum has exhibitions on Australian history and La Perouse community heritage. 9311 3379
Dine in a seafood restaurant or enjoy fish & chips on the beach.
From La Perouse, follow the foreshore through Port Botany and along General Homes Drive. Watch the jets take off from Sydney Airport from the observation area on Grand Parade near Cooks River.
Botany Bay and Georges River are favourite aquatic playgrounds.
On weekends yachts, sailing boats, wind surfers and fishing boats ply Botany Bay and Georges River. Swim or picnic at the bayside parks or baths of Brighton-Le-Sands, Ramsgate, Dolls Point and Sans Souci, or at Carss Bush Park on Kogarah Bay. Cycle the beachfront cycle way or promenade along the boardwalk and enjoy footpath dining or picnics beneath the trees in Cook Park. Cruises of Botany Bay and Georges River leave from Sans Souci. 9583 1199
Some places to stay around Botany Bay include the Novotel Brighton Beach 9597 7111 or The Grand Pines Tourist Park 9529 7329.
Hurstville – heart of St George
Hurstville is at the heart of the St George region of Greater Sydney, which, along with Kogarah and Rockdale has a total population of over 200,000.
Bounded in the south by the Georges River and Salt Pan Creek and overlooking Botany Bay, Hurstville has a diverse cultural community, which reflects itself in the wide range of experiences available to its visitors.
There are dining precincts located throughout the city most prominent of which are in Forest Road and Beverly Hills.
Visit the St George Regional Museum (Centennial Bakery Museum) at 319 Forest Road 9580 4040 and find a display of the history, heritage and culture of the area along with an ever changing travelling exhibition and special events.
Picnic by the river at Oatley Park or one of the many other parks in the area. Walk or cycle across the old Como railway bridge for wonderful views of Georges River and a snack by the waterfront at Como.
Hurstville is just 15 kilometres to the south west of Sydney’s CBD and is ideally located to take advantage of the attractions and facilities off surrounding areas. There are links to the M2, M5 and M1 Motorways. It is close to Sydney Airport and is on the rail network to Sydney Airport, Sydney CBD, Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Cronulla and the South Coast
Hurstville has world class recreational facilities including the Aquatic Leisure Centre and is close to Port Botany, Botany Bay and Sydney Airport, with easy access to Sydney CBD, Wollongong, Sutherland, Cronulla, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs & Beaches, beautiful ocean beaches, river foreshores, bush reserves and National Parks.
For further information
City Library & Information Service
cnr Queens Road & Dora Street Hurstville 2220 – 9330 6111 www.hurstville.org
For City Centre Management enquiries
Contact Cheryl Flynn
Town Centre Marketing Manager 9330 6250
Crossing the Captain Cook Bridge brings you into the Sutherland Shire, the Birthplace of Modern Australia,
370 square kilometres of marvellous bushlands, beaches and waterways, waiting for you to visit.
Travel to the National Park towns of Loftus, Engadine, Heathcote and Waterfall. See native, farmyard and exotic animals in a bushland setting.
Enjoy the 150km of walking tracks, cliff top views, beautiful beaches and picnic areas, which make up The Royal National Park, 9542 0648. Hire a rowboat at historic Audley or camp for a few days. Cruise on the Port Hacking River or take a commuter ferry to Bundeena. Visit the National Parks Discovery Centre at Kurnell on the southern headland of Botany Bay and see where James Cook first landed in 1770. See Humpback Whales from the headlands of Cape Solander at Kurnell on their annual northern migration from June to October. Take a tour of the Lucas Heights Nuclear Research Reactor. Ride back in time at the Sydney Tramway Museum. There are art courses, exhibitions and a café at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.
Stay at Quest or Rydges at Cronulla Beach or at one of the many motels and tourist parks in the area.
Try one of the many fine dining, seafood, multicultural and alfresco restaurants by the beach or bays.
There are festivals all year round in the Sutherland Shire including the Kurnell Festival of the Sails, Multicultural Fiesta, Gymea Village Fair, Cronulla Spring Festival and Australia Day festivities.
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The Brasserie is open for lunch and dinner and the Phoenix Coffee Lounge opens at 9.30 am and stays open until late. Call in for a quick meal or great coffee and cake.
Entertainment every night. Live entertainment, SKY Channel, Fox Sports, OPTUS Vision is all there to enjoy.
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FREE Visitor Information every day. Information for members and their guests.
• La Perouse. Lapérouse
Museum and Bare Island.
Fish & chips on the beach
• Airport Observation area on the
• Picnic at Dolls Point or Sans Souci
• Headlands and beaches walk
from North Cronulla Beach to
Gunnamatta Bay Park
• Oatley Park and Como Bridge
For local information and advice
Sutherland Visitors Centre
Cronulla Station 9544 2144.
Miranda RSL Visitor Information
9525 0844 Open daily.
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