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EASTERN BAYS AND BEACHES

The Gap’ Watsons Bay © Adam.J.W.C.

Eastern Bays and Beaches

Not far from the CBD, Sydney’s Eastern Bays and beaches attract local and visitors everyday of the week all year round. 

NEW SOUTH HEAD ROAD SCENIC DRIVE

One of the most popular and scenic drives in Sydney, with magnificent views along the way. We suggest that you go during the week or take public transport on weekends.

New South Head Road takes you all the way from Rushcutters Bay to Watsons Bay, through Double Bay and Rose Bay shopping villages. The annual City to Surf Fun Run to Bondi Beach follows this route. It is popular for walkers and joggers all year.

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Double Day Ferry Wharf © J Bar

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ROSE BAY

ROSE BAY, the largest bay in Sydney Harbour. Walk around the harbour foreshore, enjoy a meal at a cafe or club, hire a kayak or catamaran, fly over Sydney by seaplane or take the 1.4km Hermitage Foreshore Scenic Walk from Bay Hill Road.

Rose Bay © Alex Proimos

WATSON BAY

WATSONS BAY World famous seafood restaurants, take away fish and chips in the park and a great waterfront pub.

Walkthrough Robertson Park to THE GAP and witness the power and ferocity of the sea. Here, just one person survived the tragic wrecking of the migrant ship ‘Dunbar’ in 1857. ‘The ‘Dunbar’ anchor memorialises the event.

Walk further along the cliff tops to MACQUARIE LIGHTHOUSE. Completed in 1883, replacing the original structure, it is the longest-serving lighthouse in Australia. Sydney Harbour Federation Trust conducts tours. Tel: (02) 8969 2100 www.harbourtrust.gov.au

The Gap’ Watsons Bay © Adam.J.W.C.

BONDI BEACH

Things to do:
• Take the famous Bondi to Bronte Clifftop Coastal Walk
• Learn to surf with a beach-side surf school
• Picnic or BBQ at beach-side parks.
• Enjoy cafes, restaurants and hotels
• Have an ‘underwater’ experience at the Marine Discovery Centre.
• Theatre, music and art at the Bondi Pavilion

Bondi Beach © Photo by Mudassir Ali on Unsplash

MACQUARIE LIGHTSTATION

Following the wreck of the ‘Dunbar’ the Hornby Lighthouse was completed in 1858 at the tip of SOUTH HEAD to warn of the navigational hazards entering Sydney Harbour. Today this is a great spot to view the whole of Sydney Harbour, particularly on Boxing Day at the start of the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. For information: www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au www.rolexsydneyhobart.com

Travel by bus or ferry from Circular Quay transportnsw.info

Macquaries Lightstation © Adam.J.W.C.

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