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Watson's Bay

Watson's Bay, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #17 of 291 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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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Everything good. The ambience is familiar and service is quick and friendly...and the views from the wharf are marvelous.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A nice spot to have fish and chips by the water and a great playground for the kids. Go on a nice day otherwise the wind can be cold there

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great view of the sydney bridge from the other side, nice seafood fresh and delicious! Ferry ride was nice as well

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Sydney, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Catching a ferry from Circular Quay is the best way to see the Bay, walk thru the large park to "the Gap" it is just majestic, later take in a sea food lunch near the Wharf.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

From Circular Quay to Watson's Bay is a good alternative to the Manly Ferry. However, there's not as much to do once you arrive. Everyone goes there just to have Doyle's famous fish and chips. So plan to just enjoy the journey and when you are finished head back to the city with greasy fingers and salt on your lips.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just a short ferry ride to Watson's Bay gives the traveler a taste of small town Australia within the precincts of Sydney Harbour. Add to that, the iconic Doyles Restaurant with excellent seafood and service - who could resist

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Recently went to Watsons Bay for a day trip. We ate at the seafood restaurant, the platters were incredible and had drinks on the outside terrace. The weather was perfect which made for a spectacular view of the harbour.

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Alexandria, VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We visited this little place as part of the hop on/hop off boat tour. It's a must see! The view from Gap Bluff is breathtaking.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Good way to pass some time at the site of Captain Philips first settlement folowing landing. Ferry from Circular Quay is reasonably priced, locals friendly and very pleasant walking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Cute little village from which you can take a ferry across to visit Manly, but not a whole lot to see here. There are two restaurants on shore, with one specializing in seafood, but we had to leave after sitting down and looking at the prices; just a bit to dear for a lunch meal. However, the same restaurant has... More

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