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Watson's Bay

Watson's Bay, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 294 attractions in Sydney
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Type: Bodies of Water
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Watsons Bay is an ideal place to go if you have limited time to experience the magnificent Sydney Harbour. For a cheap ferry ride from Circular Quay... more »
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Took the ferry to Watson's Bay. There was a concert in the park on the Sunday afternoon, with wine tasting. Totally chilled. And great food at the restaurants along the beach.

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Dubai
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Get the ferry from circular key. Be sure to check on return ferry times as they finish quite early in the afternoon. Walk off the jetty, up the hill, across the park and road to the coastal walk. It is an easy walk but quite hilly. There are several look out points for great photos. On a beautiful clear sunny... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

the view is fantastic, lots of food and drink places, can get a bit busy but best way to spend a cheap lazy arvo in sydney

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Wow what a best kept secret this is! So so beautiful, nice hotel on beach, just nice to sit and watch the waves and city!

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Brisbane
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great Seafood and good service. We had difficulty parking but found the walk for ten minutes enjoyable and the food was well worth it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Watsons Bay is the one you must go when you come to Sydney. As the entrance of Sydney bay, you can see the view of the ocean when you go to the cliff. Famous seafood restaurant by Doyles family. You can watch the sunset while you are having the dinner.

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were not that impressed - very overpriced average seafood - would have done better to have gone to the beer garden at the pub next door and had the same food for about 50% less.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Right on the water with city views. Easy access by Ferry from the city. Usually a great eating experience but last visit not good. Great pub on the beach, must visit...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Watson's Bay is very very scenic. Very beautiful garden and amazing view from the hill top. Did not feel like going back home from this beautiful place. A must visit place if you are in Sydney

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Wollongong, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Another lovely area in Sydney, went to hotel for lunch but they are doing renovations so bit of limited space & not quite the. Had nice lunch & still amazing views.

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