Recently Beach & Bay Realty attended the 2012 Shire Tourism Awards where we were gifted with the opportunity of meeting so many inspirational businesses and individuals contributing to tourism in the Shire, one of which included Cronulla & National Park Ferries.
Cronulla & National Park Ferries won 2 awards on the evening – Tours & Transport and Heritage Tourism. Christine from Cronulla & National Park Ferries also received a Highly Commended Award for her “Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in the Shire by an individual”.
Christine tells us more about one of Cronulla’s many iconic businesses…
Without the Cronulla Ferries life would be much more difficult for commuters from Bundeena! When did the first ferry cross and how did the idea come about?
In 1915 permission was given for a ferry service between Cronulla and Simpsons Bay, Bundeena. In 1939 a regular service was established with the purpose built MV Curranulla.
How often do the ferries between Bundeena and Cronulla depart?
What time is the first and last ferry from both destinations?
Mon to Fri – ex Cronulla 5.30am, ex Bundeena 7pm
Sat Sun (summer ex Cronulla 8.30am ex Bundeena 9am, last ferry ex Cronulla 6.30pm ex Bundeena 7pm) (winter morning times the same last ferry ex Cronulla 5.30pm, ex Bundeena 6pm)
How many vessels do you currently have?
- MV Curranulla
- MV Tom Thumb III
- TSMV Gunnamatta
What type of cruises do you offer?
More info is on the web page but some include daily morning tea cruises aboard the Tom Thumb III, Champagne Breakfast, Sunset Dinner Cruises, live music cruises, Christmas Party Cruises, birthdays, group cruises etc.
Where is your favourite place in either Cronulla, Bundeena or anywhere in The Shire?
Finish this sentence – ‘I Love Cronulla’ because….
Of the pristine waterways of the Hacking.