Bundeena  & Maianbar

Bundeena & Maianbar are two unique idyllic villages on the southern shores of the beautiful Port Hacking. They are surrounded on the other three sides by the Royal National Park. 

 By road Bundeena is 25klms from Sutherland ,one of Sydneys most southern Suburbs. By sea it is a 20 minute ferry trip to Cronulla.  

Bundeena is often discribed in media articles as the sleepy hamlet of Bundeena. Other descriptions written over the years include "the Bryon Bay of the south", "jewel of the pacific" or "where theforest meets the sea". Our motto is Bundeena & Maianbar A Way of Life. Click here to read what the students of Bundeena Primary school think of their Bundeena 

 The village is the starting point for many walks within the Royal Nation Park to Marley, Wattomolla, Garie and the coastal walk to Otford. Around the village rock carvings by the Aborginal people who once roamed the area can be found.  

With a pop. of approx 2500 , the residents enjoy a bush land setting, the magnificant waters of Port Hacking yet are only 20 minutes from Sutherland or Cronulla. The holiday cabins are slowly being replaced by permanent abodes. It is a close knit and caring community which is part of the Sutherland Shire. 

 Within the village the are a number of excellent beaches and picnic areas. Bonnie Vale & Jibbon Beach are controlled by the Royal National Park. Horden and Gunyah Beachs are controlled by the Sutherland Shire. A quaint shopping centre offers a number of Cafes and Takeaways. 

 Bundeena has its own sports oval ,community centre, Bowling Club,and RSL Club. The village has its own primary school, pre school and before and after school centre. The primary school has it own web site and is worth a visit.  

The village of Maianbar is seperated from Bundeena by a few klms of the Royal National Park and the Basin a large bay off the Port Hacking river. It can be reached by a walking trail though Bonnie Vale or by road. Maianbar is a lot smaller than Bundeena, with most houses either being waterfront or having fantastic water views. Some houses can only be reached by rough bush tracks. Maianbar has a new local shop and soon to be opened restaurant. (the old local shop was destroyed by fire) and a community Hall. Maianbar is a truely unique area. 

 Holiday and overnight accommodation is limited in both Bundeena and Maianbar. There are no hotels or motels. There is camping at Bonnie Vale, there are cabins and camping at the Bundeena Caravan Park in Scarborough St and a number of excellent Bed and Breakfast rooms have been established. 

Email Graham Grocott at graham@bundeena.com
Address PO BOX 98,     Bundeena Sydney, NSW 2230. Australia