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Address: Watson's Bay, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Everyone loves visiting Watson's Bay whether as a tourist or local. Getting to Watson's Bay is fun, with either a fabulous trip on a ferry from Circular Quay or via the local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Everyone loves visiting Watson's Bay whether as a tourist or local. Getting to Watson's Bay is fun, with either a fabulous trip on a ferry from Circular Quay or via the local council bus. Then there's a choice of places to eat and drink. Of particular note is the famous Watson's Bay hotel where sumptuous, affordable lunches on sun drenched... More 

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Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had been tipped off that the seafood restaurant (Doyles on the Beach) here was not to be missed, the beaches either side of the jetty were very nice (and quiet), a trip worth taking.

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful location minutes away from the Rocks. Everyting from the boat ride to the local atmosphere, lovely restaurants, great easy walks contribute to a unique must have experience when visiting Sydney. Next to entrance to the harbour.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Catch the ferry out here and there are numerous places to have a drink or eat. I love the Watson's Bay Pub. The view is perfect and the food relatively cheap. It can get busy though!

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great place to relax, have a few drinks and fresh fish & chips too. watch the harbour and all its traffic and a great place to few the numerous cruise ships that come and leave out city.

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The fabulous beach to visit. Great place to rest and made your day. I like this bay because beautiful and quiet. Easy to go by boat and there are many restaurants for you to choose for brunch !!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I love Watsons Bay. This place absolutely rocks. The views are stunning, the beaches are beautiful and the Watsons Bay Hotel is a happening place with great food and delicious beer. A must in Sydney.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Take the 324/325 bus from downtown to Watson's Bay. The houses you will see on the way are breathtaking. When you get to the last stop, there is a nice walk to the beach, then a bit of a bush walk past Lady Bay (Lady Jane) beach and to the lighthouse at the South Head. The views from Watson's Bay... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Watson´s Bay is a very beautiful beach at the very east of Sydney with some great scenic viewpoints. Take a walk and enjoy !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Catch the ferry from Circular Quay. Hop off at Watsons Bay,enjoy fish and chips or a meal at Doyles Restaurant, walk through the park to the scenic view points over looking the sea. Watch the resident pelican.

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