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- This is a small grassy, park area on the headland above Camp Cove beach. It has a sloping expanse of grass and offers a little bit of shade if you need to retreat from the beach to a somewhere out of the sun. A set of stairs at the southern end of the beach leads you directly up to the headland.
Most notably it has beautiful views looking down over the beach and out across the harbour. It is worth walking up to Green Point from the beach for this alone.
The other point of interest is a fairly nondescript monument which marks this area as the first landing place for Governor Phillip, who arrived ahead of the First Fleet on January 21, 1788. He arrived with the First Fleet, a cargo full of convict and a set of instructions to establish a new colony. The claim is not without contention but for this most part, it is officially accepted that this is where he first set foot and camped here overnight with an exploratory party.
The monument is easily overlooked. It is a stubby looking obelisk with a marble plaque and brief inscription. Its all very humble for such a significant event.
You’ll find a toilet block and a small carpark here also. Parking around here is quite difficult and we found it much easier to walk the 5 - 7 minutes from Watsons Bay instead.Written 13 January 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- If you are looking for something to do this weekend, take the opportunity to visit one of Sydney’s best kept secrets.
Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open 6 weekends a year, from 9am – 4:30pm on those weekends and costs $15 per person to enter…and is absolutely worth visiting!
On Saturday 10th August 2019 my husband and I braved the cyclonic winds to do the unguided Peats Bight walk. This spectacular hike took us through four different landscapes and outstanding scenery. The wildflowers were in full bloom and offered excellent photo opportunities! The reserve is only open to the public during spring, as this is when the wildflowers are at their best.
- Credit card facilities are available at the entry
- Wear hiking shoes or sturdy runners
- Take plenty of water
- Stop at The Pie in the Sky for a tasty treat after your hike!Written 9 September 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great walk for singles,couples and families. Plenty of places to stop and rest,have a picnic or playWritten 3 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- On a sunny day, a pretty spot to have a picnic and paddle along the pocket beachfront. Benches, tables and BBQ facilities available and well spaced.Written 4 October 2021
- When you do the loop walk around the lake, you could be on a bushwalk absolutely anywhere in Australia! It’s quiet, peaceful & beautiful. The lake is calming & the track easy to traverse. You would not believe you were in the middle of suburban Sydney! This is a great place to visit with family, there are plenty of BBQ areas, seating, playground areas, grassy spots to sit & view the lake & a small but efficient cafe serving lovely food. Make the time to walk to the dam wall which is magnificent, adding an historical element to the natural features. This is a treasure for locals to visit & a wonderful tourist spot to enjoy too!Written 27 May 2018
- Gore Creek Reserve is a 10 min walk from Wollstonecraft Station, which is just a few stops from the Sydney CBD. It's an enjoyable small stretch of bushland with some lovely harbour views, and is in stark contrast to the nearby industrial site.
Note, the track is steep and quite uneven in places.
Be sure to check out nearby Greenwich Point Reserve, Manns Point and Berry Island Reserve - all have excellent harbour views.Written 17 September 2020
- This beach is around 7 mins far from the manly center. Very nice and quite beach and worth to spend time there.Written 20 December 2019
- Lilli Pilli's on the edge of Sydney, with views across Port Hacking to the Royal National Park, and it's not that easy to get to - I walked downhill from Caringbah station and then managed to get one of the infrequent buses back. It could be worth the trip though. There's not a lot of parkland but the "Lilli Pill Point Bushland Reserve" itself - enter from Kamira Rd - is a nice chunk of bushland. Find the path down near the water (some paths are closed for regeneration so you might need to follow the houses eastward) and it will take you around the point, with a few places along the way to get down to the water or get some views. Around the point is a pier and a netted swimming area. It's all a very quiet place to relax.Written 26 November 2018
- Dobroyd Head is a 'must' if you find yourself in Sydney. Photos do not do it justice, the views a truly breath taking.Written 24 March 2017
- Being September, the wildflowers are blooming which is why I dropped by. I entered the Park at Limeburners Creek. Certain roads in this area are inaccessible to anything but high clearance 4wd due to idiots churning up the roads when it's been raining. The main track is accessible to all vehicles currently but it's not advisable to drive down here in the wet unless you have a 4wd as the ground gets very sticky (clay?) and slippery.
At the moment there's Boronia, lots a different yellow pea flowers, pimela, a couple of species of orchids and some other lovely wildflowers.Written 15 September 2019
- Nice patch of bushland along Oyster Cove and the creek leading to it (note the older photos are actually of somewhere around the Coal Loader a few hundred metres away). Strangely for this area, the entrances and signage are confusing but once on the main track between Bridge End (entrance sort of hidden down some apartment complex stairs) and the paths to Berry Island, there's only one path and it passes some minor falls and a lot of brush turkeys.Written 2 November 2022
- We really wanted to see a colony of wild flying fox fruit bats in Australia but could find no information online for locating one, other than a paid tour offered only one time per week. Finally our Sydney hosts pointed us to the Lachlan Preserve by the Lily Pond in popular Centennial Park, located on the edge of the CBD. Jackpot - several thousand Grey-headed Flying Foxes are easily and close visible in the day time, with excellent opportunities to observe and photograph them at close range. We could not believe this amazing site was not listed on any web page anywhere. It is free to visit on your own. The park also provided unexpectedly amazing birdwatching and wildlife viewing for an urban park.Written 18 November 2023
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