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Published September 9th 2018
A coastal cliff walk that will take your breath away
Watsons Bay is home to waterfront restaurants, harbourside parks and wonderful walking trails. It is the oldest fishing village in Australia offering spectacular beaches, breathtaking coastal and city views and is home to the remarkable Watsons Bay Coastal Cliff Walk.
The track is sealed with non-stop views and passes through historical sites, Macquarie Lighthouse and plenty of open spaces.
Watsons Bay Coastal Cliff Walk also passes the Signal Station and Signal Hill Fort which was established in 1893. In the 1930s the gun at the Fort was removed and the underlying Fort has since been locked up to the public. The Signal Station has been used since 1970 to signal incoming ships and a pit stop here is a must for history buffs and people alike. Signal Hill Reserve can be found on the right-side of the Walk.
The Cliff Coastal Walk passes through the historical Signal Station.
Continuing back on the walking path, the Walk passes through Lighthouse Reserve and the famous Macquarie Lighthouse which was constructed in 1881 and rebuilt in 1883. Macquarie Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Australia and is open for guided tours.
Macquarie Lightstation can be seen from the distance.
Watsons Bay Coastal Cliff Walk is a marvellous walk that allows you to discover the beauty of the area with offerings of stunning views of Sydney city, ocean and surrounding headlands from many vantage points that are only accessible on foot!
There are plenty of open spaces for everyone to enjoy.