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Watson's Bay

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Address: Watson's Bay, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Great place for visitors to Sydney

The views and food at the Watson's Bay Hotel are fantastic. A great place to take a visitor to Sydney.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The views and food at the Watson's Bay Hotel are fantastic. A great place to take a visitor to Sydney.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Nice place for lunch. Catch the ferry from the city only takes 40 minutes - nice parks, walk up to the gap and enjoy a fish lunch. Nice atmosphere like a fishing village.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We travelled via Sydney Ferries from Circular Quay to Watson's Bay on a magical late winter's day with sunshine and clear blue skies. Many other people had the same idea and so it was quite busy at the point of disembarkation. The venerable Doyle's was bustling, and we were unable to get a table for food or drinks at any... More 

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canberra
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Watkins Bay has lost its soul :( used to frequent the pub here years ago when there was grass to sit on. Now the pub is all concrete and very over crowded as is the whole bay.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

If you get the opportunity do visit Watson's Bay, a contrast to the hustle and bustle of central Sydney with beautiful views and a calm and peaceful atmosphere a place not to miss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Fish and chips at Doyle's. Walk they the town and see the old heritage homes. See the very low key marker to James Cook.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Took the boat to Watson's Bay for a fish and chips lunch at Doyle's on the Beach. It doesn't get any better than this. Beautiful bay and view of Sydney. Do it !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

i got there by bus. it's very convenient because you can go from one point to another and take another bus to the train station. Watson's Bay located at the edge of the sea shore, and i saw the whole view of the ocean. it was very beautiful and definitely worth the visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Well thought out place, with its majestic ocean views, nature's walk, beautiful houses, scrumptious restaurants and outdoor/ sports facilities, all in one place? that equates to a thumbs up place well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

For tourists and first time comers to the city, it highly recommended, it is one of the only places in town where you can see the harbour and the ocean. The restaurant is really good in terms of vibes and quality of food. But there isn't much to do other than scenery.

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