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“Great views, great walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Watson's Bay

Watson's Bay
Watson's Bay, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Private Tour: Sydney Sightseeing Experience
Ranked #14 of 239 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“Great views, great walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Walk around Watsons Bay for great views of the city, nice little beaches, charming homes, national park, cliffs facing the Tasman Sea.

Visited March 2012
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“Take a ferry to Watson's Bay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Taking a ferry to Watson's Bay is a great day out in Sydney. If I were you, I'd have fish and chips at the Beer Garden at The Watson's Bay Hotel. You'll find an amazing view of the Harbour!

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Visited March 2012
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“The best view of Sydney Harbour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Sit in the park and eat takeaway fish and chips or sample the food at the pub or Doyles Restaraunt.
Best value is the takeaway in the park.

Visited March 2012
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“Ferry ride, view of the harbor entrance, but not much else”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We have taken the ferry to Watson's Bay, which is quite relaxing, particularly if it stops at some of the 'ports' along the way, Double Bay, Rose Bay etc.
There is actually not much to do once you are there other than walk over to the cliffs at the harbor entrance and watch the surf or have a drink at the pub or a meal at the restaurant/s. Doyles is a well-known seafood restaurant, but is expensive. There is a casual/takeaway branch of Doyles if all you want is fish and chips.
For the energetic, the walk along the eastern coastal cliffs to the Lighthouse is pleasant on a nice calm day.
An alternative for the return trip back to Sydney CBD is to take the bus, via Bondi Beach.

Visited January 2012
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“Wonderful Day at Watson's Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We took the ferry from Circular Quay to Watson's Bay, meeting family there. It was the perfect place to have a visit and spend the day. There are great play areas for children, climbing structures, beach etc. We had take out fish and chips from Doyle's and ate at a picnic table under the trees.

Visited February 2012
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