Scotland Island

Scotland Island, Sydney: Address, Phone Number, Scotland Island Reviews: 4/5

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Tah
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Breathtaking
Jul 2019 • Friends
Scotland island is a must stay if you’re looking to disconnect and unwind. Had the pleasure of staying in an air bnb on the island and I fell in love. Quite a tranquil place and would highly recommend.
Written July 26, 2019
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ss2115
Manly Vale, Australia76 contributions
Not an attraction of any description
Jul 2019
I was bought up in the Pittwater area. Schooled locally. Scotland Island is nothing to visit. In fact the residents would appreciate you didn't. Its just a very small island within swimming distance of Church Point that people have chosen to live on and commute to work via their own boat or ferry. Tank water, propane bottles for cooking and heating, and soaker sewerage. There are some nice houses and the people are mostly friendly if not isolationists. But Scotland island is worth circling on a boat to see some of the nice water edge properties on your way up Pittwater and to the Hawksbury river and nothing much more.
Written July 2, 2019
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mrsdibarnes
Sydney, Australia33 contributions
Beautiful Bangalla - a secret gem on Pittwater!
Apr 2019
Our family celebrated a very special birthday with a weekend at Bangalla. It could not have been more perfect a venue in terms of the type of high standard accommodation we had wanted and the amenities were brilliant. The grandchildren adored the pool - it is stunning! They also used the wonderful green open spaces for playing and the swing was a huge success. The adults appreciated the open fireplaces and expansive living areas for our family. Our point of contact on arrival was Skye and she could not have more to make sure we understood all this special location has to offer from state-of-the-art music system throughout the home. Getting a group and all our food and drink is a bit of logistical exercise but worth the planning and effort. We were there 30 March to 1 April and fortunate with wonder weather than enabled people to swim during the day and enjoy an open fire and roasting marshmallows of an evening. This venue is outstanding in every way and clearly the owners have carefully selected amazing furniture to compliment this historical home that has been updated to included all modern touches you would expect from a property of this calibre. As a family as have decided no need to wait for significant birthdays but to make this somewhere we go to escape the normal and experience and extra-ordinary weekend. From the sandy beach to the expansive green gardens this place just does not disappoint!!
Written April 19, 2019
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Frances
Hobart, Australia65 contributions
First Visit First Rate
Jan 2019 • Couples
Despite living in Sydney for 30 years, today was my first trip to Scotland Island. What stunning scenery, friendly locals and the ferry driver who happily gave us the advice as to the best wharf to start our trip from.

It is a leisurely 40 minute walk around the island. Walking shoes or trainers are best but it is a well sealed round round to walk on. Some of the journey has a steep incline and decline but it doesn’t need a lot of fitness to do the walk.

35kms from Sydney CBD but you would think you were a world away. Well worth a visit.
Written January 6, 2019
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corinnek267
Rome, Italy13 contributions
Tranquil island community
Jan 2017 • Friends
Went to stay at lovatts bay but had to go to Scotland island to pick up the toddler from kindy....peaceful lifestyle that takes you back in time... no cars only accessible by boats... water calm and mirror like... people friendly and wave.. delightful cafe back at the marina... island life..kayaks.. fishing... relaxing
Written December 9, 2017
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MyBondiSummer
Sydney, Australia145 contributions
The ultimate weekend getaway
Oct 2016 • Friends
Somewhere NEW with a view!🌴☀️⛵️ Have you ever been to #scotlandisland 🤔 Just an hour out of Sydney this stunning Island oasis sits just off the #Pittwater coastline and is truly one of Sydney's top secret treasures🔑Hire a home and hop a water taxi for the ultimate weekend relaxation👌🏻 @mybondisummer #mybondisummer @stayz
Written October 2, 2016
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Pstrauss
Beecroft, Australia39 contributions
Great ferry ride and you can bring your dog!
Aug 2016 • Couples
Scotland Island is a residential island not set up for the day tripper. But the ferry ride is one of the wonders of the world, for the price of a ferry ticket plus parking. Bring your dog: he won't mind that there's no cafe, public toilets or facilities. A local lady told us it's best to get off the ferry at Tennis Court stop, and get back on at Bell's Wharf. That was after we'd finished the steep and not scenic Bell's Wharf to Tennis Court pinch. Yes, you can bring dogs on the ferry. Another lady recommended that a good dog walk is to get off at the Hall's ferry stop, on the mainland, and walk 40 mins to the Lovatt's Bay terminal. There's apparently a dog park in Bayview where dogs can swim too. If you've read Susan Duncan's books set in the area, you will know it is doggie heaven!
Written August 19, 2016
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Hdbaw
237 contributions
Scotland Island ferry from Church Point
Jan 2016
What a lovely ferry trip. U can also take your dog on board this ferry. It goes to Scotland Island and you can get off and rejoin as it runs all day. Just the cost of a ferry ticket. At cottage point right at the ferry terminal is a lovely café/restaurant for a coffee cold drink or bite to eat after your trip if you feel like it
Written January 10, 2016
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Island of Colonial History
Jun 2015 • Friends
Scotland Island is in an extensive broken bay about 32 km north of Sydney called Pittwater.

It is about I km in diameter and its highest point is 120 metres above sea level. Some 20,000 years ago Scotland Island was a hill in a river valley, but after the last ice age sea levels rose, flooding the valley and forming Pittwater and Scotland Island.

Scotland Island was first explored (by European settlers) after the arrival of the "First Fleet" from England in 1788, with its complement of officers, marines, soldiers and convicts.

It was originally named Pitt Island in honour of the British Prime Minister at the time. But along came a guy called Andrew Thompson who was the first European to own land on the island, creating a salt works and building boats and renaming it Scotland Island after his home country. He died in 1810.

Scotland Island is now home to some 700 people, most of whom still commute to other parts of Sydney for work.

Lately it has become a refuge for Sydney artists and musicians.

There is no road or bridge access, so to get to Scotland Island you must take a ferry from Church Point. But this in itself is a wonderful experience, looking out at some of the escarpments of the national parks that surround Pittwater.
Written January 9, 2016
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Magda B
Sydney, Australia162 contributions
What a hidden gem
Dec 2014 • Friends
What a wonderful piece of paradise to bring overseas visitors to! While our friends were lining up at in the Blue Mountains for 1.5 hours just to buy tickets at the Scenic Railway, we decided to take a ferry to Scotland Island and beyond. We were not disappointed! The views are breathtaking and we asked one of the skippers where was the best place to get off - he recommended a walk to a waterfall at Elvira Bay where we had our picnic lunch and caught the ferry back to Church Point. I'll definitely be back.
Written January 4, 2015
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