Burraneer

Burraneer is one of the most affluent suburbs in the Sutherland Shire. It is a peninsula that sits between Cronulla and Lilli Pilli, on the edge of the beautiful Port Hacking River.

The surveyor Robert Dixon named Burraneer Bay in the Port Hacking River back in 1827, which the suburb is named after. It is thought that Burraneer is an Aboriginal word for “point of the bay” though that has not been confirmed.

There are currently 3,600 residents living in Burraneer. The majority of residents are aged 50+ couples with adult children. 

Most of the houses in Burraneer are large, freestanding family homes. Many of the houses in Burraneer are waterfronts or have direct water access. Currently, the house median sale price in Burraneer is $3.2 million. The water views, bushland surrounds, and a strong sense of community make Burraneer a highly desirable suburb to live in.

You will find two small sets of shops in Burraneer. On Woolooware Road there is a small supermarket, fruit shop, butcher, bakery, cafe, liquor store, and a few specialty stores. On Burraneer Bay Road you will find a cafe, butcher, and hairdresser. A little further down Burraneer Bay Road is The Burraneer Family Practice, which has been looking after the community for almost 30 years.

Many residents of Burraneer enjoy being on the water. The Royal Motor Yacht Club is a recreational club for sailing and cruising enthusiasts, as well as a great spot for lunch, dinner, and special events. The Burraneer Bay Marina is below the club, where locals moor their boats. 

Back on dry land, there are a number of parks to enjoy in Burraneer, the biggest one is Burraneer Park which has a large open field, some bush tracks, and a gated kids playground. Smaller playgrounds can be found on Binaville Avenue and Eurabalong Road.

Burraneer Bay Public School provides education for students from kindergarten through to year 6. It is one of the largest Primary Schools in the Sutherland Shire with approximately 700 students. If you’re looking for private schools there are a few, St Francis De Sales Primary School for kindergarten through to year 6, Our Lady of Mercy College is a girl’s high school for students from year 7 through to year 10 and De la Salle Catholic College is a co-ed high school for year 11 and 12 students.

The closest train station to Burraneer is Wooloware on the Illawarra / Cronulla line. There is also a bus service that runs through the area also servicing nearby suburbs including Miranda, Cronulla, and Sutherland.

 

Did You Know?

There are a few lesser-known beautiful beaches on the Port Hacking River that you access by a trip to Burraneer. Bulls Beach can be visited by an entry on Lugarno Avenue. Bell Place Beach can be accessed through a public pathway between numbers 5 and 7 Bell Place.

 

FAQs

What is the meaning of Burraneer? 

Many believe Burraneer is an Aboriginal word for  “point of the bay”, though that has not ever been officially confirmed.

Who owns the house called Nautilus in Sydney? 

Nautilus is referred to as Australia’s finest home, with 7 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, a private beach, bowling alley, wine cellar, and a 20-car garage with a ‘bat cave’ linking to the house. It is owned by Steve Shelly, an entrepreneur, whose family created Shelly’s Soft Drinks back in 1893. It is currently on the market.

Where is Burraneer Bay?

Burraneer Bay is on the Port Hacking River, south of Sydney. It is a bay that sits between Gunamatta Bay and Lilli Pilli Point. 

 

Local Businesses

Lifestyle Boating https://lifestyleboating.com.au/

Poolwerx https://www.poolwerx.com.au/locations/nsw/poolwerx-cronulla

Mims Espresso and Eatery https://www.mimsespresso.com/

Our Father Cafe https://www.ourfathercafe.com/

Farmgate to Plate https://fgtp.com.au/