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Came here at night last 2 nights but heavy rain so can't get out. After 9.30pm the gate will be closed and you can park upstairs nearby the gate and walk down. It a bit dark so remember to bring a torch!
The Clifton Gardens overlooking Chowder Bay is well hidden on the way to Taronga Zoo near Mosman and right on the Middle harbour whether you drive or travel by boat or taxi ferry it's a gorgeous spot for families to picnic spend a day out...More
As with all harbour beaches parking can be a big problem here on weekends and the beach itself is not very wide but there are compensations. There is a long pier which attracts a lot of anglers, the Harbour Walkway passes along the foreshore giving...More
Clifton Gardens is a brilliant place to go with kids - there's a great kids playground, lots of open space for ball games, a basketball court and netted area for swimming on the harbour - though there's often rubbish in the water. You can walk...More
My visit to Clifton Gardens was a memory refresher of when our family became "squatter" in abandoned army huts from 1946 to 1958. This visit was made more memorable by our visit to "Ripples" at Chowder Bay for an excellent meal with superb service and...More
We went here to take 2 little boys fishing on the wharf. There was also a little beach and enclosed area to swim. We bought a BBQ and had a picnic and then walked over to the little shop for coffee and ice cream. It...More
Great sand based playground for kids with UV sail cloth protection over equipment. Huge lawn area for picnics etc. great little beach for swimming.
Ripples restaurant on the cliff, very nice ambience, good food & service.
"Bacino kiosk", offering light meals and coffee etc with...More
I visit Chowder Bay in Clifton Gardens about four times a week in summer and say three times a week in winter. My favourite is to paddle by kayak via (1) Bradley's Head - the short route or (2) via Clark and Shark Islands -...More
With a variety of outdoor attractions, the sophisticated harbour suburb of Mosman has something for everyone. Shoppers can stroll Military Road for its unique offering of antiques, designer labels, and hip restaurants and cafes. Nature lovers can take in spectacular bushwalks like the Taronga to Balmoral walk, while families can enjoy snorkeling in the sheltered beaches of Balmoral Beach or scuba diving at
Chowder Bay. History lovers enjoy exploring the fortifications at the end of Old Fort Road in Middle Head, which date back to the 1800s. Even the exhibitionist set can find entertainment in Mosman, with several nude beaches located in the area.