This resource is brought to you by Damien McEvoy Plumbing Sutherland Shire.
At the southern tip of Sydney, Sutherland Shire has a wealth of things to do and see. It’s location gives the area the feel of being halfway between city and country, with both nature and culture readily available within its limits.
We’ve put together this short guide of some of our favorite ways to spend an afternoon (or even a whole day) in Sutherland Shire.
If you’re a fan of the outdoors, here are a couple of must-see spots you’ll want to check out.
Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve
Covering slightly over 2 acres, this park is devoted to protecting and preserving the flora that’s native to Australia.
Gymea Bay Baths
I love going for a soak or a proper swim in these salt water tidal baths. There are small pools, as well as a 50 section that some local swim clubs use for training.
Taren Point Shorebird Reserve
On the western edge of Woolooware Bay, this habitat for migratory shorebirds is a great place for a scenic walk. There’s a boardwalk that runs along the coast, featuring plenty of great vistas of the ocean and plenty of places to do some birdwatching.
Wattlebird Bushland Reserve Caringbah
Nestled into a residential area, the Wattlebird Bushland Reserve in Caringbah can provide a quick hit of relaxation in nature. There are beautiful walking trails running throughout.
Sutherland Shire Centenary Park
The Centenary Park isn’t a nature preserve or particularly wild, but it is a great venue for cookouts. The park is very spacious, and fenced in, so it’s a perfect one for letting the dogs and kids run free while the BBQ is getting going.
Arts and Culture
Fans of the arts can enjoy these hotspots in Sutherland Shire.
Sydney Tramway Museum Sutherland
This museum is always fun for the kids, and a reminder of the role that trams used to play in the public transportation in Sydney. They keep some models operational, so you can take a ride.
Miranda War Memorial
Unveiled in 2014, the Miranda War Memorial is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices of Australians have made to keep the nation safe. The moving sandstone monument is a place for thought and reflection.
Hazelhurst Gallery Gymea
Hazelhurst Gallery is more than just a place where art is displayed, though it does feature regularly rotating exhibitions. It’s also a center for education in the arts for both children and adults, offering classes to several age groups and even a summer school for adults.
Como Pleasure Grounds
This park is also great for cookouts, with plentiful BBQs and Picnic tables, as well as a leisurely walk. There are panoramic views of the beautiful Georges River and the bushland that line its banks.
Sutherland has a few entertainment-centered spots to check out as well.
Westfield Miranda, or the Miranda Fair as some call it, is a huge shopping center in Sutherland. There’s great retail options and a food court that’s notable for the quality of sit-down dining that’s on offer in addition to the typical mall fast food.
Putt Planet Miranda
Sutherland’s own miniature golf course features a full 18 hole course and an African safari theme. It’s also indoors, so you can visit no matter the weather.