Bundeena Daytrip

By July 13, 2009December 14th, 2013My Travels, Photography

When my sister was out visiting from Japan recently, she and I went on a good little Sydney day-trip to Bundeena and Jibbon Beach, on the Cronulla Coast, inside the Royal National Park.

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We got there by driving half-way to Wollongong and then cutting up through the National Park. It was such a nice drive – I can’t believe the shooters party actually wanted to let people hunt in there. Idiots.

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When we got there we parked near the public toilets, as you do, and then walked down onto Gunyah Beach, which looks out over Bundeena Bay towards Cronulla.

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We then walked around the rocks to Jibbon Beach, a long expanse of sand shaped like a scimitar, and continued up around the headland of Jibbon Point, which is also known as Port Hacking Point. We sat on the rocks for a while looking out across the ocean towards New Zealand.

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We then continued along the track, following the coastline, until the track disappeared. I don’t think a lot of people walk it. Unfortunate, because it’s an amazing place to visit. As it was, the track was rough going at times, I ended up with lots of small scratches and some dusty knees from the crawling through scrub we had to do.

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So we had to head back the way we came. It was good though, because we discovered the Aboriginal rock carvings that we’d missed on the way in. There is a lot of Aboriginal heritage in the area, but this is the only accessible one.

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The name Bundeena is aboriginal for “a noise like thunder”, and this word is said to come from the noise the waves make at the beach. I don’t really see the onomatopoeia of it, but then again ‘bark’ doesn’t really sound like what a dog does either.

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When we got back to Bundeena, we found the local cafe and ordered a couple of vegetarian platters as a well-earned lunch. The menu said that the platter came with ‘chickpea patties’, which I was very excited about, but it turned out they were just falafel.

3 Comments

  • Pete says:

    “When my sister…
    We got there…
    When we got there…
    We then walked around…
    We then continued along…
    When we got back…”

    you write real good

  • sansicarus says:

    Pete, I really don’t see what your aim is here. If it’s to continually insult me, coming across like a d-ck in the process, then you’re doing a great job. Keep it up.

  • Doogie says:

    Hey Mr. English Professor Pete, if you insist on commenting like un pédé, please do so in a grammatically sound way. People do not “write good” mon petit chou, people “write well.”

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