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Currawong Beach Cottages

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by Lydia C. Lee (subscribe)
Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published October 18th 2012
Sydney, but not as we know it
One of Sydney's best kept secrets is about to be revealed ... only accessible by boat, a remote beach getaway in the city of Sydney.

Only a short ferry ride or water taxi from Palm Beach Wharf (Barrenjoey Road), Currawong Beach Cottages can be hired out by the week, weekend or for a few nights. There are 9 cottages (that sleep 5) or the large Homestead that sleeps 15.

The cottages are fairly rustic, built in the 1950s, but each has their own bush garden. The Homestead was built in 1911 and has a fireplace in the main lounge room, fire pit outside and my favourite, a sweeping verandah with sofas, so you can lounge in the shade while watching the kids play on the expanse of lawn or just gaze out to sea.

The leisure facilities are the biggest draw for me. With all that water, it's the perfect place to try your hand at fishing. There is golf, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, swings and of course swimming on the seemingly private beach!



The ferry brings the papers in the morning, and you can also hire boats and kayaks from over in Barrenjoey.

The first time we stayed, we thought we were the only people there, and were amazed to bump into some couples waiting for the newspaper, only to discover they'd been there all weekend.



It's peaceful, but with much to see and do. There's plenty of native animal life, stunning towering cliffs, bushwalks for the energetic and ocean views galore. Unwind in the spectacular setting - it's Sydney, but not as we know it.
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Why? Remote beachside escape still in Sydney
Phone: 02 9974 4141
Where: Currawong Beach, Pittwater
Cost: From $75 a night, varies on accommodation and season
Your Comment
Sounds like a nice place, but having to wait all weekend for a newspaper sounds less appealing ;p
by Magpye (score: 0|6) 2204 days ago
You don't have to wait. The 9 am ferry has them. So you put up the flag on the jetty, the ferry pulls in and you buy a paper! Most entertaining trip to the newsagent I've every had..
by Lydia C. Lee (score: 2|642) 2204 days ago
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