Cronulla is one of Sydney’s most exciting and sought after places to stay, with its beautiful beaches, open air lifestyle and fantastic array restaurants exuding the famous laid back atmosphere of the city. Just fifty minutes by train from the city centre, Cronulla is perfect for those who need to commute to Sydney, but want a relaxing escape to enjoy a slower pace of life, surrounded by incredible scenery and parkland. Thanks to the area’s wealth of activities, attractions and outdoor splendour, many visitors will find they never need to venture out of the vicinity to find entertainment.
As a Sydney suburb, Cronulla has plenty of fantastic places to stay. In particular, the area has an abundance of serviced apartments, which offer the perfect accommodation solution to anyone planning on a longer stay - perhaps on a business trip. These properties come with many of the benefits of a traditional hotel, such as room cleaning and reception services, whilst also offering full kitchen facilities and dedicated private access. Whether you are looking for a studio for one or a larger apartment, the Squa.re can offer a range of apartments in Cronulla, specially selected according to their high quality interior and selection of mod-cons.
With its white sandy beaches, stunning vistas at plethora of seafront cafes, Cronulla is a paradise for those who enjoy the sea and sand lifestyle. Visitors can learn to surf, snorkel amongst incredible natural reefs, paddle-board their way around natural beauty spots or even head out for a spot of sea fishing.
There are also plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding region, as there are several ferry companies offering cruises of Port Hacking and Hacking River, revealing the area’s colonial history, historical settlements and Aboriginal cultural heritage. There are also plenty of inland trips available, from hiking to camping excursions.
Cronulla has a great calendar of events all year round, with music concerts, food festivals and sports shows. However, visitors to the area also have the option of heading into Sydney city-centre, which of course offers many of Australia’s world-famous landmarks and innumerable cultural attractions.
Cronulla has plenty of great places to eat. The Cronulla Pavilion houses a cafe and restaurant, both of which are hugely popular with tourists and locals. Alternatively, Sealevel, Summer Salt Restaurant and The Nuns' Pool offer modern Australian cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. There’s also plenty of international foods on offer, with places like Green Shiso Japanese Restaurant and Pilgrim's Cronulla.
There’s plenty of retailers in area, most of which are located along Cronulla Street or nearby Purley Street. Most of the shops are in keeping with the spirit of the area - independent retailers and specialist boutiques, rather than large shopping centres. Kathmandu Cronolla, Runnulla and Decisions Decisions are just some of the quirky shops open in the vicinity. The nearest mainstream shopping mall is Westfield, in nearby Miranda.
The Cronulla Rock Pools on Cronulla Beach are a popular attraction with tourists looking to explore marine life. Alternatively, those looking for something a little more adventurous can take a boat trip to Shark Island for some wildlife spotting. There’s also Bass and Flinders Point - an area of outstanding natural beauty, which is also a popular location for picnics and sunbathing..
Cronulla benefits from being part of Sydney's excellent public transport system, comprised of a comprehensive network of train, bus and ferry services. The network is also supported by light rail lines, airport links and taxi services.The Opal card is the city's contactless payment system, offering reduced fares across multiple journeys. Sydney Buses travel through the city and beyond almost 24 hours a day, whilst most internal train routes run until 4am. Alternatively, taxis and private hire firms are a convenient way of making short journeys, though these can be expensive compared to public transport.
The economy of Sydney is built around trading, manufacturing, finance and distribution and is the largest economy in Australia. There are several major manufacturing companies operating locally, including Arnott's, Coca-Cola Amatil, Arrium, Visy, Amcor and Rheem, among many others. Tourism in Sydney generates approximately $30 billion in tourism, which is supported by numerous tour operators and leisure companies. Sydney is also home to the headquarters of the Australian Stock Exchange and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
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