For those who prefer sun, sand and surf, there is Cronulla,
and its neighbouring surf strips such as Eloura and Wanda beaches.
Wollongong beaches are also
accessible by rail and road. As well it borders Sylvania, Sylvania
Waters, Caringbah, Gymea, Gymea Bay, and Yowie Bay.
For the nature enthusiast, their is the
Royal National Park, Australia’s
oldest national park, offering picnic, bushwalks and cycle access.
Miranda was originally named after a character in William
Shakespeare’s play ‘The Tempest’ by James Murphy, who was
manager of the Holt Sutherland Estate, which he founded in 1881. He
liked the name because “I thought it a soft, euphonious, musical and
appropriate name for a beautiful place”.
It was during the 1800s, that a sheep station was established
with the homestead located where Westfield Miranda (formerly Miranda
Fair) now stands. However, raising sheep was not very successful and
workers turned to felling the iron bark and blackbutt forests.
Smaller farms became established and the original homestead became
the local village.
The railway was opened In 1939 and Miranda became a major retail
centre for the shire.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more
attractions, tours, local maps and other information.