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Watson's Bay

Watson's Bay, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #15 of 293 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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Blue Mountains, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took friends visiting from overseas to Watson's Bay recently, taking the ferry from Circular Quay for the first time in many years. The Harbour and Watson's Bay were at their very best; we walked through the park up to The Gap, back through the village to Camp Cove for ice-cream on the beach before fish and chips in the... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Watson bay is a lovely small village a 45 min ferry ride from circular quay Really enjoyed the trip there was a beautiful day in ferry Walked up to lookout steep as

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you only have 3 to 4 hrs and havent had enough travelling, the city of Sydney is never going to stop your thirst. I got onto ferry to watson's bay at 1pm and got the last boat back at 4.40pm. It was a good 3 hours spent there. Not so much on food, we travelled north immediately when reaching... More

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Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What's a visit to Sydney without a visit to Doyles seafood restaurant, catch the ferry from Circular quay and back it's a great day

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Rathmines, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great views of the ocean. We took an easy ferry ride from Circular Quay and returned to Bondi Junction by bus. Both areas offer lots of places to eat.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

we did the walk from Watson bay to bondi beach. It does take a long time but the views from the board walk at Watson bay are fantastic. this would be a great spot for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Race

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place is pretty a small. It was a short bus ride from Bondi and a short ferry ride back to the City. Lovely place to sit and watch the day go by with Fish and Chips and a cider.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a very pretty part of Aussie and superb views in the distance of the Harbour Bridge A visit to the fish restaurant is a must

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Watson's Bay is worth the ferry ride, not just because the ferry ride is a treat in itself, but because there is a lot to see. Plan your trip to leave Circular Quay at around 10am. Once you arrive at Watson's Bay jetty, hop off and head up the hill to the Gap. It's a decent incline, but it's doable... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Visited Watson's Bay hotel last week. Spent the afternoon watching the ferries, chatting and drinking wine. Perfect place for a sunny winter's day.

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