"WATSONS BAY ...SYDNEY" Watsons Bay by DennyP

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WATSONS BAY...SCENIC SYDNEY..

WATSONS BAY
Recently when in Watsons bay ..I came out to visit and also for to take some photos...it was a lovely day and I also wanted information on the BONDI BLUE EXPLORER Bus that runs out to these eastern and southern Beaches..The information about all the bus trip .. is on my Sydney page (transport tips) I must say the busses are a great way to see all of this area..There is a lot to see out here and I had to put some information under "South Sydney" page..as some names did not register...This area also falls under the Sydney Harbour National Parks...which all of this Harbour area and Islands does..a main interest here was the the walk from the Gap Bluff..through Watsons bay to South Head..(the other side of the harbour ) a wonderful serene walk with great walkways ..(see my tip) on South Sydney page..This is a very wealthy part of Sydney as you will see by the real estate.

THE GAP BLUFF RESERVE..SOUTH HEAD

The Gap Bluff is a picturesque part of this area and when you climb to the top of the cliffs there are wonderful views offering great photo opportunies.. also on such a hot day the sea breeze was most welcomed..there are walkways right around the tops of these headlands..and are easily accessed.This .. unfortuneately as scenic as it is.. is the most popular place for "jumpers"..people that have decided they want out...and jump off the cliff.

WATSONS BAY..SOUTH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE A VIEW TO MANLY

This is the lighthouse on South Head built in 1858 and known as the "Hornby Lighthouse"..This area is a very old part of Sydneys defenses as this was a large artillery Fort guarding the entrance to Sydney Harbour..The remains of many of the old gun emplacements are still here...one with a date I saw 1876...The lighthouse and lighthouse keepers cottage are in fine condition as they are also all in the realms of the Sydney Harbour National Parks ..and are here to see..Early in 1857 ..120 lives were lost when the ship "The Dunbar" went onto the rocks and sank at the Gap mistaking it for the entrance to Sydney Harbour...This is still a large military establishment and movement is restricted a little..The main Artillery school was moved early in the century to North Head..(opposite) (see my tips on this area)...on the walk here there are many secluded Harbour beaches that one never hears of..The walkways are well posted and there are public toilets along the way.

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  • Pros:MOST WONDERFUL VIEWS OF THE HARBOUR
  • Cons:NONE
  • In a nutshell:LOVELY PLACE TO LIVE...
  • Last visit to Watsons Bay: Nov 2008
  • Intro Updated Dec 18, 2011
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