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Watsons Bay Coastal Cliff Walk

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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.

Admiring the spectacular views and cliffs.

The Watsons Bay Coastal Cliff Walk is undoubtedly one of the best coastal walks in Sydney and can be accessed from Robertson Park Gap Walk.

The walking track is mostly paved and well-maintained

The Coastal Walk wanders through beautiful lush greenery, parklands and open spaces as well as providing offerings of many vantage points and viewing platforms along the Walking Trail.

An array of awe-inspiring views can be seen on the 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.

Highlights on the Walk include ocean and coastal views, Sydney city views, sandstone cliffs, Macquarie Lighthouse, The Gap and the forgotten military past with historical remains.

Be sure to stop and discover the forgotten historical spots from WWII.

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.

Be sure to add this spectacular walk to your list of things to do this weekend!

Getting Here:
Watsons Bay can be accessed by public transport. Ferries from Circular Quay depart regularly and take around 20-minutes.

Buses from Sydney City at Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, Hyde Park and Kings Cross as well as buses from Bondi Beach / Bondi Junction.

There is free street parking available too- but can be difficult to find a spot during weekends.

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Why? A breathtaking coastal, cliff & city view walk
When: All year round
Where: off Military & Gap Roads, Watsons Bay (Opposite Robertson Park)
Cost: Free
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