Star of the Sea

Stage 4

Stage 4 starts at Parramatta and heads through the St George area into Cronulla and alongside Botany Bay before ending at Bondi Beach.

The path

With Parramatta behind us, we move through Auburn, site of the Gallipoli Mosque and into Bankstown. From here the walk moves through the St George area (known for its football team, the St George Dragons) to the picturesque village of Oatley, where the extension walk over Como bridge can be taken. Passing through Blakehurst and over Tom Ugly’s bridge, the next stop is the southern surfing beach of Cronulla. The path heads north over the Captain Cook Bridge and circumnavigates Botany Bay before heading to St Peters. This stage passes through parklands – Moore Park, Centennial Park and Queens Park and into historic Randwick. From here we walk along the coastline from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach.


Day 15: 20.7 km walking from Parramatta to Bankstown
Day 16: 24.5 km walking from Bankstown to Oatley
Day 17: 18.3 km walking from Oatley to Cronulla
Day 18: 23.1 km walking from Cronulla to St Peters
Day 19: 20.1 km walking from St Peters to Bondi Beach

Places of interest

Cronulla Beach Walk
Botany Bay
St Peter’s Graveyard
Waverley Cemetery
Eastern Beaches – Coogee, Clovelly, Bronte and Bondi

Stage 4 in detail

Day 15


Parramatta to Bankstown

From Parramatta, we head through Harris Park, Clyde, Auburn and south through Regents Park, Yagoona and into Bankstown.

Places of interest

Auburn Botanic Gardens
Bankstown Memorial Park

Places of worship

Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral
St John of God Catholic Church Auburn
Gallipoli Mosque
St Peter Chanel Catholic Church
Christ the King Catholic Church    
St Felix Parish
St Euphemia Greek Orthodox Church of Bankstown
Pho Minh Buddhist Temple
St Brendan Catholic Church

Public transport

Train from Parramatta to Harris Park to Granville to Clyde to Auburn. Train can also be caught from Regents Park through Potts Hill and Yagoona and into Bankstown.

Food

Falafel Hut
Titanic Café

Accommodation

Travelodge Hotel Bankstown

Day 16


Bankstown to Oatley

From Bankstown, we walk through Revesby, Revesby Heights, Peakhurst, Mortdale, Penshurst, Hurstville and into the pretty village of Oatley.

Places of interest

St George area
Henry Lawson Drive
Como Bridge

Places of worship

St Patrick’s Church Revesby Heights
St Therese Catholic Church
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
St Declan’s Catholic Church
St Joseph’s Catholic Church

Public transport

Train from Bankstown to Redfern and Redfern to Oatley

Food

The Como Hotel

Day 17


Oatley to Cronulla

From Oatley, we head through Hurstville Grove, Kyle Bay, Carrs Park and over Tom Ugly’s Bridge through Sylvania, Miranda, Caringbah and Cronulla.

Places of interest

Tom Ugly’s Bridge
Greenhills Walking Trail
Cronulla Beach Walk

Places of worship

Mater Dei Blakehurst
Our Lady Star of the Sea Miranda
Our Lady of Fatima Parish Caringbah
St Aloysius Cronulla

Public transport

Train from Oatley to Cronulla

Food

The Cup and Cook
Pilgrims Café
Croydon Lane Wine and Tapas Bar

Accommodation

Cronulla Rydges
Cronulla Beach Backpackers


Day 18


Cronulla to St Peters

From Cronulla we head to Taren Point and over the Captain Cook bridge before winding around historic Botany Bay. We pass through Banksia and Arncliffe on the way to St Peter’s.

Places of interest

Captain Cook Bridge
Botany Bay
Fatima Island
St Peter’s Graveyard

Places of worship

St Thomas More Catholic Church Brighton Le Sands
SSPX Latin Mass Church
St Peter’s Anglican Church
St Magdalen’s Chapel
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Church Tempe

Public transport

Train from Cronulla to St Peters

Food

Kiss the Barista Dolls Point

Accommodation

Ibis Budget St Peters
Southern Cross Hotel

Day 19


St Peters to Bondi Beach

From St Peters, we pass through Erskineville, Waterloo, Moore Park, Centennial Park and Queens Park to get to Waverley before heading into historic Randwick and taking the Coogee to Bondi walk.

Places of interest

Centennial Park
Waverley Cemetery
Coogee to Bondi Walk
Sydney Park

Places of worship

St Mary’s Erskineville
Hillsong Church Waterloo
Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
St Judes Anglican Church
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Randwick

Public transport

Train from St Peters to Bondi

Food

The Spanish Fly
Una Mas
Mojo’s Tapas Bar
Vue Bar
Can Cava Pintxos & Wine

Accommodation

The Village Bondi
Bondi Beach Backpacker
QT Bondi

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