seemingly endless miles of beach stretch north from Cronulla, becoming Wanda Beach and stretching to the distant horizon. Wanda and Cronulla Beaches are great places to get away from the busy Sydney Beaches and catch a wave, walk for miles, take a swim or just read a book. For me its a place i often escape to. I'm not exactly sure why, but Cronulla seems to always be the place i end up at.
The Bali Memorial in Cronulla honors the seven people from the area who were killed in the Bali Bombing in 2002. The memorial sculpture is called the Seed. The sculpture represents the Bansia robur; a local plant of the area. Two plaques have the names of the seven victims, their ages and details of the event.
The Bali Bombing really affected this area since these young women were well loved local girls just trying to enjoy their vacation in paradise before they were killed.
When you see the pictures of the victims it is a strange feeling.; normally memorials are just sculptures and plaques not faces...it really makes it personal.
Cronulla Plaza is the pedestrian shopping area on Cronulla Street. Here there are plenty of shops, restuarants and cafe. Cronulla is definitely a laid back beach town that loves to relax; which is evident in their many outdoor cafe's.
Liz and I enjoyed shopping in some of the unsuual shops in the area and found some real bargains. Several of the local resturants have great food for inexpensive prices especially Thai food.