Bottle and Glass Point

You’ll find the idyllic Bottle and Glass Point in the Eastern Suburbs’ renowned Nielsen Park.

In this flat, grassy area you’ll not only enjoy magnificent views over Vaucluse Bay – gorgeous surroundings for a picnic – but fantastic opportunities for fishing, snorkelling, diving and swimming as well.

Unload your picnic hamper and watch the sailboats gently bobbing the bay. Listen to the languid sounds of birdsong and water lapping against the rocks, and feel the breeze rustling through the shady trees.

Bring your own gas barbecue if you like or leave the cooking to the experts and head to the nearby Nielsen Park Cafe.

Spend some time roaming peninsula and photograph the oddly-shaped Bottle and Glass Rocks – so named in 1799 because the sandstone columns resembled glassware. Once much taller than they are today, the columns were supposedly shattered when used for target practice by passing ships.

Nearby events

  1. Nielsen Park bush regeneration group

    Tuesday 29 May 2018 to Tuesday 10 July 2018 , Watsons Bay

    If you’re interested in volunteer work involving bush regeneration in Sydney Harbour National Park, then the Nielsen Park bush regeneration group might be for you. This volunteer group meets in the picturesque Nielsen Park in Vaucluse every…

    29 May - 10 Jul
  2. Whale Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: November 2018 , Watsons Bay

    Discover the Aboriginal heritage of Vaucluse House and celebrate the Gawura Season of migrating whales. Join them for a traditional Smoking Ceremony, dance performances, a cultural cook-up by Fred's Bush Tucker, and more.…

    11 Nov