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Yowie Bay

Yowie is an Aboriginal name meaning ‘place of echoes’. Yowie Bay is located 24 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and takes its name from the small bay on the north shore of the Port Hacking River. The suburb is surrounded by Gymea Bay and Yowie Bay and ajoins the southern end of Miranda. Yowie Bay is a mostly residential area


Woronora is located 27 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD. The residential area of Woronora lines on both sides of the Woronora River. The Woronora bridge is the northern limit to residential housing. A footbridge crosses the river at the southernmost limit of housing on the western bank. The housing on the eastern bank continues


Woolooware is located 24 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD. Woolooware stretches from Woolooware Bay in the north to Burraneer Bay and Gunnamatta Bay in the south, on Port Hacking. It borders the suburbs of Cronulla, Caringbah and Burraneer. Woolooware is home to the Cronulla Leagues Club and the Cronulla Sharks Football Team as well as Woolooware Golf Club. Other sporting fields

Taren Point

Taren Point is located 20 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and is a small suburb surrounded by Sylvania Waters and Caringbah.  Taren Point is on the peninsula where the Captain Cook Bridge crosses north over the Georges River to Sans Souci, in the St George area. Taren Point contains a mix of residential, commercial and industrial areas.  The residential area is located along the bank of

Sylvania Waters

Sylvania Waters is located 21 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and surrounds Gwawley Bay on the southern side of the Georges River.  Sylvania is a separate suburb to the west, and Sylvania Heights is a locality within that suburb.  Much of the waterfront areas of Sylvania Waters were reclaimed from Gwawley Bay. Sylvania Waters is home to Southern Districts


Sylvania is located 22 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and is a large suburb which is offen divided into 3 areas – Sylvania, Sylvania Heights and Sylvania Waters. Sylvania is mostly residential but also contains areas of native bushland and some commercial developments. Southgate is a major shopping centre located on the corner of the Princes Highway


Sutherland is located 26 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and is a mostly a residential area with a shopping centre located close to Sutherland station.  Sutherland is home to Sutherland Shire Council Chambers, Sutherland Local Court and Police Station, Sutherland Library, Sutherland Entertainment Centre and Woronora Cemetry.  Public sporting facilities include Sutherland Leisure Centre, Sutherland

Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay is located 26 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and takes its name simply from the abundance of oysters that had been found in the bay.  Oyster Bay is a naturally beautiful suburb on the southern bank of the Georges River and from the waterway is a picturesque residential area.  Green Point and Caravan Head are localities within the


Miranda is located 24 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and has a mixture of low, medium and high density residential and is known as a commercial centre for the southern suburbs.  Miranda’s Westfield shopping centre attracts many shoppers from the Sutherland Shire and was once the biggest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere.  There are numerous playgrounds in Miranda, including


Maianbar is a village on the outskirts of southern Sydney.  Maianbar is adjacent to the village of Bundeena.  It lies on the southern side of Port Hacking, opposite the suburbs of Burraneer, Dolans Bay, Port Hacking, Lilli Pilli and Cronulla.  Maianbar is surrounded by the Royal National Park.  It is a quiet village that can be accessed by road – a twenty minute drive from Sutherland,

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