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by Ashleigh (subscribe)
Freelance writer, food blogger and Etsy store owner. www.ashleighjulia.wordpress.com www.allyoudoiseat.wordpress.com www.banjoandjemima.etsy.com
Published December 27th 2010
Sunny Sundays should definitely be spent outside. The perfect place to spend a sunny Sunday is definitely somewhere near the water.

Mosman's Middle Head and surrounding areas offer beautiful scenic walks and somewhere to sit down and enjoy the views over some afternoon tea.

Two great options for afternoon tea are Ripples and Burnt Orange.

Ripples, in the same family as Aqua Dining and other Ripples restaurants, is tucked away in Chowder Bay with views straight out over the water. Whilst Ripples is known for serving proper meals you can also sit down for afternoon tea.

Burnt Orange is a gorgeous country-style boutique cafe and retail store located in Middle Head. Here you can sit on the giant wrap-around veranda with views across the harbour out towards the Eastern Suburbs. Relax with some tea and coffee and homemade scones. The Burnt Orange gift shop is filled with all sorts of treasures including vintage-style homewares, books and clothing.

There are a number of other places to grab some afternoon tea including Bacino Cafe or Bacino Kiosk at Chowder Bay/Clifton Gardens or Shot Cafe in Georges Heights.

Complete your afternoon with a stroll through the area. You could take a walk to the forts or take the Balmoral to Taronga Walk.

You could also take a bushwalk from Clifton Gardens to Georges Heights. This walk will take you about an hour and will lead you through Clifton Gardens and Chowder Bay. You'll end up at Georges Heights, an area not only rich with military history but also home to stunning harbour views.
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Why? Afternoon tea and a waterside walk makes for a perfect Sunday afternoon
When: Anytime
Where: Mosman
Comments
Being reasonably new to Sydney - the Middle Head Walk sounded like a great way to discover, however, I'm unsure where the walk starts and ends...can you help me?
By tash.1 - reader
Thursday, 20th of January @ 11:54 pm
Hi Tash - sorry I've only just seen your comment! If it's not too late; the walks do not have a specific start and end - it's really up to you and how long you want to walk for. The links in my article take you to more detailed explanations with other walks as well. A good website is Wild Walks www.wildwalks.com). They have lots of maps and detailed explanations such as: www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/sydney-harbour-national-park/middle-head.html
and: www.wildwalks.com/maps/pdf/nsw-shnp-btmhf.pdf

They usually include transport information, times, etc. Hope this helps a bit!
By Ashleigh - senior reviewer
Monday, 21st of March @ 12:38 am
Thank you for sharing that website. I had a look and it looks great!!
By clare84 - reader
Monday, 28th of March @ 01:51 am
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