Situated on the south western headland of Gunnamatta Bay, Darook Park is a quiet park overlooking the bay with small beach nearby. With it’s elevated position and west facing aspect it’s great for watching the sunset or just taking a break from the bustle of Cronulla’s busy centre.

Getting To Darook Park, Cronulla

Where Is It?

Darook Park is located between Darook Park Road and Nicholson Parade in Cronulla, facing west towards Gunnamatta Bay.


The address is Nicholson Parade, Cronulla, 2230.


There is limited parking on Nicholson Street and street side parking on Darook Park Road. You may have to park further away during peak times like weekends and school holidays.


Google Maps Link – Darook Park

Things To Do


There are few places in Sydney that offer an elevated western aspect and include water and a beach. Take advantage of the seating in the park or take your shoes off and stand (or sit) on the sand and watch the sun set.


Darook Park Beach has calm, shallow waters protected by the bay. The beach is unpatrolled, but secluded and private.


Darook Park is a popular spot for flathead, try the rocks at either side of the beach area and always exercise caution and fish with a valid licence.

Track Walk

Follow the small uphill track from Darook Park to Darook Park Road. From there, you can access the foreshore again and walk around the headlands to Gunamatta Park.

Wedding Receptions

Darook Park is one of many popular wedding reception locations in Cronulla. To book or make an enquiry contact Sutherland Shire Council on 9710 0333 or

Darook Park Cronulla Sunset



  • Food

    Head north towards Ewos Parade where you will find a few cafes and takeaways near Shelly Park & Beach.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There is a rubbish bins near the entrance of the park

  • Toilets

    There are toilets at the northern (Darook Park Road) end of the beach. They are time locked and open between 7am and 7pm.

  • Can I take my dog to Darook Park?

    There is a lack of signage indicating whether dogs are permitted. Because this is a popular walking route, dogs are often spotted on leash walking with their owners through the reserve.


darook park beach

Darook Beach | Cronulla

Right next to the park it’s a nice place to get your toes wet in calm, still waters

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Gunnamatta Park | Cronulla

A large, sprawling park with plenty of covered picnic areas, a playground, and even a place to swim.

Bass and Flinders Point

Bass & Flinders Point | Cronulla

An historic site and lookout point with Bundeena visible on the horizon.

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