Watsons Bay Things to Do: The Top 6

The Gap Watsons Bay Sydney
The Gap

Watsons Bay Sydney is ridiculously beautiful. It is like being in a beautiful beach resort but with views of the Sydney Central Business District. The view are amazing! And all in Sydney’s eastern suburbs – here are Watsons Bay things to do:

multiple signs with food and drinks at watsons bay sydney
Lots of tasty things to eat at Watsons Bay
  1. Watsons Bay Things to do: Take the ferry to get there

As if Watsons Bay wasn’t beautiful enough it is also only a scenic ferry ride from circular quay! Use your opal card and it is a bargain trip with a view. The ferry stop is right outside the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel and Doyles so it could not be better located. And this is where you can pick it up to head back to Circular Quay.

2. Watsons Bay Things to do: Take a photo of The Gap Sydney

cliff and coastline the gap sydney
The Gap

Once you get off the ferry walk through Robertson Park away from the Watsons Bay Hotel and you’ll get to where the buses stop. Cross the road and you’re at the Gap Sydney which is ahem quite literally drop dead stunning. This is sadly the most popular spot in Sydney for suicides. It is so stunning you can kind of see why but of course very sad. This probably wins as the most photogenic part of Watsons Bay – although the competition is stiff.

3. Watsons Bay Things to do: Take the Coastal Cliff Top Walkway

red and white lighthouse watsons bay sydney
The Lighthouse Watsons Bay

From the Gap you can join the Coastal Cliff Top Walkway and do the stunning walk around the heads. It is not a particularly long walk but it is very photogenic. There is a lovely old lighthouse on the way and as you head back to the ferry station the views of Sydney with the CBD as a backdrop are stunning. On certain days you will also get a lot of boat traffic along here which can also make from some great shots.

4. Watsons Bay Things to do: Grab Fish and Chips at Doyles

barramundi oysters and chips in a box with a diet coke doyles watsons bay sydney
Barramundi and Chips at Doyles

There are two Doyles restaurants at Watsons Bay – the proper sit down more upmarket restaurant and then the very popular take away with a seating area restaurant that is at the ferry station. I am assuming you are heading to Watsons Bay during the day so I say go and order some delicious fresh seafood at the ferry station one and then head to the general seating area on the other side close to the water. I highly recommend the grilled barramundi (to me Australia’s best white fish) with chips and salad! It is very reasonably priced.

5. Watsons Bay Things to do: Have a swim!

wide view of the sydney skyline and sky from watsons bay
The view looking at the Sydney sky line

Yes, you can swim almost anywhere in Sydney! Bring your bathers (or togs if you want to be more Australian) and a towel and literally hop in. Then have a nice rest on the sand before you

6.  Watsons Bay Things to do: Have a glass of Australian chardonnay at the Watsons Bay Hotel

boats on sydney harbour with skyline in background
Boats against the city skyline

Go for the quintessential super oaky ice cold Australian Chardonnay at the Watsons Bay Hotel. You can sit outside with your towel wrapped around you and enjoy the buzzy atmosphere and if you stay long enough and are lucky enough an amazing sunset!

And if you are looking for some more great Australian wine and food don’t miss the exciting new suburb of Sydney Barangaroo – read all about it and the great Barangaroo Restaurants here.

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