Exciting School Holiday Activities in the Sutherland Shire Await 

Filling your school holiday schedule with exciting activities can sometimes feel like a daunting task, but don’t worry. We’ve curated an extensive guide to indoor and outdoor adventures across the Sutherland Shire, ensuring there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. Whether you’re drawn to scenic bushwalks, refreshing dips in local swimming spots, exploring vibrant play centers, or trying out skate parks, we’ve got some suggestions. Get ready for an unforgettable April school holiday experience filled with affordable and accessible escapades that will leave lasting memories for years to come. 

Get Outdoors in the Royal National Park

The Royal National Park is Australia’s oldest national park in Sydney’s south. The 16,000ha park combines beautiful remote beaches, stunning escarpment views, and endless bushwalking trails through the rainforest. The best part is it’s right at our doorstep. Whether looking for a spacious picnic site, a quick dip or a longer bushwalk, an adventure awaits, 


The Wattamolla picnic area is perfect for picnics under towering gums and bright blue skies; with free gas barbecues and toilet facilities, it is a great base for your daily outing. The calm waters of the lagoon are a lovely spot for floating or splashing about under the waterfall. The beach, just a stroll away, is a great area for fishing or tumbling about in the waves.  

Wattamolla Beach


The Karloo Walking Track is a wonderful bushwalk if you are after a medium to a slightly longer immersive experience through nature. The track passes through the stunning Karloo pools, under the ‘whaleback’ rocky outcrops and finishes up at Uloola Falls campground and impressive cascading waterfalls. Be sure to stop and admire the beauty of this local area – the rock outcrops are named because they resemble the whales surfacing for air. It will take around 3- 5 hours total, depending on your pace, but it’s sure to get the heart pumping and impress you with the unique Australian landscape.  

Spend some time at Sutherland Leisure Centre 

Sutherland Leisure Centre offers an excellent opportunity to combine exercise with enjoyment. The centre also provides numerous swimming options, a fully equipped gym, and various fitness classes. With three outdoor pools, a versatile indoor splash park, and a serene internal spa and sauna, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to experience the exclusive seasonal outdoor water park, which remains open until April 28th, so seize the chance while it lasts! 

For parents requiring childcare, a creche is conveniently available on-site, ensuring a nurturing environment for your little ones. 

 Address:1 Rawson Ave, Sutherland. 


Walk across the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge 

Getting out of the house doesn’t have to mean committing to an entire day of plans. Why not carve out just 30 minutes for a scenic walk along the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge? Spanning 500 meters round trip, this walkway is nestled between Coalcliff and Clifton. Renowned for its appearance in numerous tourism campaigns and commercials, the bridge offers a picturesque setting that is also pram-friendly. It’s the perfect location for a stroll and conversation, coffee in hand, all while watching for passing whales or gazing across the horizon. 

As you make your way, consider stopping at Bald Hill Lookout. Here, you can soak in the breathtaking views of the expansive South Coast. This spot is favoured for hang gliders and offers prime seats to witness their take-offs. 

 Address: Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Clifton. 


Get into the skating action!  

The Greenhills Skate Park  stands as a testament to modern skatepark design, crafted by Convic. It boasts an expansive 1600m2 of skateable area and features an open-flow layout and contemporary elements such as stair sets. Regarded as a top contender for the title of best skatepark in Sydney, Greenhills offers various areas to explore, including the street zone and the daring deep drop bowl, characterised by a sizable vertical transition. 

Operating hours run from 7:30 am until sunset, with floodlights illuminating the park from dusk onwards. Additionally, ample parking and shaded areas are available for visitors’ convenience. 

Address: 288 Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell 

A little closer to home you’ll also find the Seymour Shaw Skate Park in Miranda. This newly renovated space has created a real precinct for the kids to enjoy, with two deep bowls and plaza skating. It’s a hive of activity with more development to come. 

Address: 1R Parkside Ave, Miranda. 


Have a picnic in the Camellia Gardens 

The E.G. Waterhouse Camellia Gardens in Caringbah is a beautiful setting for a picnic. Feeding the ducks is often a highlight for the little ones, and there’s coffee for the adults at the Jade Teahouse Café. It’s one of the most spectacular places to visit, with gorgeous gardens and surrounds. 

Address: 104R President Avenue, Caringbah South on the corner of President Avenue and Kareena Road. 


Climb Fit 

Climb Fit, situated in Kirrawee, is an indoor rock-climbing facility offering a thrilling and action-packed day that promotes stamina, flexibility, strength, and problem-solving skills. 

Featuring 1200m2 of top rope climbing, over 120 climbing routes, 250m2 of bouldering, and more than 65 boulder problems to conquer, Climb Fit ensures an exhilarating experience for all. Additionally, the facility includes a dedicated kids’ area adorned with fun-themed walls, luxurious changing room facilities, and lockers for your convenience if you break a sweat. 

At Climb Fit, age is no barrier to participation. No prior experience or specialised gear is required—all you need is a can-do attitude and a spirit of exploration.  

Address: 23 Waratah St, Kirrawee. 

Kurnell Dog Beach 

We haven’t forgotten that your fur baby is an integral part of the family, so here is a great spot for them to roam freely.  

Located at Silver Beach in Kurnell, Kurnell Dog Beach has an off-leash section. Positioned at the western end of Silver Beach between the third and fourth rock groynes, provides ample space for your pooch.  Enjoy watching them stretch their legs and feel the breeze in their fur and the sand beneath their paws, all without the constraint of a leash. This area is always designated off-leash, day or night. 

Additionally, Bonna Point Reserve is conveniently located just across the road. Here, you’ll find a children’s playground, an amenities block, and access to drinking water, ensuring you and your furry friend have everything you need for a memorable outing. 

Address: 312 Prince Charles Parade, Kurnell 


Barefoot Bowls at Engadine Bowling Club 

How could we not include a game of Barefoot Bowls at Engadine Bowling Club? It’s fun for all ages and a great way to spend an afternoon. Stay on for dinner at Engadine Grill and discover why our club is a key part of the local community. 

Kids eat free with a member adult meal purchase over $20 on Monday and Tuesday nights. There are lots of specials to enjoy, including a midweek day Burger and Chips combo for $10, Schnitzel night every Monday and Wednesday, and Parmy Thursdays. There is something happening every day at Engadine Bowling Club.  

Address: 61 Cambrai Ave, Engadine 

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