Sydney is home to some world class art galleries. And, just a short ferry ride from Cronulla is Bundeena- home to a whole colony of artists! And one of the best ways to meet the artists, and view and even purchase their works, is to head out on The Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail, which happens regularly on the first Sunday of each month. The oldest continuing art trail in the country, The Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail enables you to access to the studios of fifteen celebrated artists, including art trail founder Peter Mulder, Bob Marchant and Jiawei Shen- a renowned portrait artist from China who lives and works with his wife, fellow artist Lan Wang, in an incredible purpose-built house and studio with soaring ceilings.
One of the most romantic ways to reach Bundeena is aboard the Curranulla– the oldest commuter ferry still operating to a regular timetable. ‘Curranulla’ is a delightful old, wooden ferry and is an indigenous word meaning ‘small pink seashell’. Bundeena is another indigenous work meaning ‘noise like thunder’ which is thought to reflect the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks.
If you’re keen to spend a whole weekend in Bundeena, the House on the Rock is a unique dwelling, perched on a sandstone rock and overlooking beautiful Port Hacking and the mighty Pacific Ocean beyond. This three- bedroom, two- bathroom house is a showstopper with a huge wrap-around deck that offers the perfect vantage for nightly, magical sunsets. It really is ‘paradise by the sea’!
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Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail
House on the Rock, Bundeena