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. 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
  2. Cambridge Markets Watsons Bay

    Friday 07 December 2018 , Watsons Bay

    The only market in the Vaucluse Watsons Bay area, Cambridge Markets is now held in Robertson Park, Watsons Bay. The next Market is Watsons Bay Christmas Twilight Market. The seasonal markets amongst the trees are a special event in a speci…

    07 Dec
  3. New Years Eve at Dudley Page Reserve

    Monday 31 December 2018 , Watsons Bay

    Waverley Council invites families to celebrate the New Year at Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights. This event is perfect for families with a relaxed family entertainment plus amazing views of the harbour fireworks. Bring a picnic and rug a…

    31 Dec