Watsons Bay and South Head

Overview

Food and water shortage forced Captain Phillip to leave Botany Bay in January 1788. Sailing up the coast, he found the entrance to 'the finest harbour in the world'. He stayed here, at Camp Cove,…

Food and water shortage forced Captain Phillip to leave Botany Bay in January 1788. Sailing up the coast, he found the entrance to 'the finest harbour in the world'. He stayed here, at Camp Cove, before heading further into the harbour and into Sydney Cove.

Camp Cove, Watsons Bay and South Head offer stunning views of the city, the harbour and the coastline. Remnants of harbour defences, lighthouses and shipwrecks bear witness to the rough past. Enjoy a ferry trip from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay. Then walk along the coastline and take in the history, stories and views.

If you love eating fish, you might want to stay for lunch at Doyles Restaurant at Watsons Bay, Sydney's most famous fish restaurant (optional).

Route includes ferry, stairs, steps, walkways.

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