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Watson's Bay

Address: Watson's Bay, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Private Tour
$140*
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Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience
95%
Ranked #14 of 239 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Fee: No
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I caught the ferry here with my family in December 2014 after reading about it on Trip Advisor. It is about a 20 minute ferry ride with a scenic view all along the harbour which I guess is an added bonus. The Watsons Bay faces towards the city with the sky scrapers in the distance and offers a truly amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Great place to eat sat outside facing harbour could have stayed there all day! food excellent and lots of it!

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Noosa Heads
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Watsons Bat provide an interesting part of the harbour and with only a short walk you can see the Pacific Ocean and The Gap. Also there is a walkway to the South Head

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful location for lunch or picnic. You can use hop on hop off ferry to visit this place and walk to the top for the views.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I got on the ferry to watsons bay, on recommendation In my travel book, and I was not disappointed at all. There is a lovely feel to the place and a short walk from the ferry is a lovely beach called camp cove which had amazing views of the Sydney skyline. I would recommend a trip there to anyone travelling... More 

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Lawson, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Lovely place for a stroll around looking at some of the best views in Sydney. There are a couple of small beaches (one of which, Lady Jane Bay, is a nudist beach). A few steps to negotiate up to South Head but the views are just stunning. Watson's Bay is still the home of the naval base HMAS Watson. Walk... More 

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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We love Watsons bay,very well known for its famous Fish&Chips been there about 8 times now would recommend this place so relaxing

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We caught the ferry there and back, always a wonderful way to travel. The place is so pretty and a good way to get away from the business of the central Sydney area - even on holidays one needs a break from hustle and bustle. The fish and chips were heavenly and we walked around the South Head and then... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Watsons Bay is perfect for those who would like to experience Sydney Harbour and take the ferry from Circular Quay. You can stop and have a pub lunch or an more upmarket lunch at Doyles (reservations required). There is a little beach for young children to paddle in and you can walk from her to see the surrounding suburb which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Travel by Sydney Ferry to Watsons Bay and take the scenic walk up to the Gap and surrounds. Return to the Hotel or Restaurants for a seafood meal whilst looking out at waterviews. Return to the City by Bus where you travel through many suburbs.

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