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Address: Greycliffe Avenue, Vaucluse, Waverley, New South Wales 2030, Australia
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+61 2 9337 7333
08:00 - 19:00
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Morning or Afternoon Sydney Highlights Tour with a Local Guide
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Private Sydney Harbour National Park Walking Tour

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Favourite beach in Sydney

This is a big call as we have so many amazing beaches, however for us this beach, combined with the park, is the bestest place to enjoy a sunny day and only a stones throw from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a big call as we have so many amazing beaches, however for us this beach, combined with the park, is the bestest place to enjoy a sunny day and only a stones throw from the CBD. The park has plenty of room for a picnic under the shade of the trees. The beach itself is clean, with golden... More 

Thank JnVSydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful spot. Has amazing views, has a cafe and toilet facilities so you will be well taken care of. The beach is netted so no sharks can get in. You will see harbour life as it sails by, if you get a little restless you can explore the bush nearby or go for a stroll to Vaucluse... More 

Thank karen r
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The view is magnificent. I like the beach here more than Bondi. It's smaller but it's not that busy. And besides beach activities, you can have picnic, costal walk or bush walking here. It's definitely a place for all ages. Please note that there's only cafe. It's better to bring your own food.

Thank LovingCrystal
Rose Bay, Australia
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you have never been there well worth a visit . Best during the week gets very bust on the weekend on sunny days.

Thank Seeujim
Oscadnica, Slovakia
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51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I visited this beach with my friend. A lovely spot, nice water and lovely surroundings. Cafes around this area too. Nice spot for a relaxing day,

Thank EvickaEvicka
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have been using this harbour beach for over 15 years and it never stops giving us pleasure. It has everything - shade from large trees, a beautiful beach, netted safety when swimming, rocks to climb on and investigate, an excellent kiosk providing everything from pies to sushi, good facilities and a delightful atmosphere. It can get very busy during... More 

Thank PSJH
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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314 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Had such a good day down at one of the best harbour beaches in Sydney and if not the world. Loved it. Great for the family.

Thank Shaun T
Sydney, Australia
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305 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Surrounded by Sydney Harbour national park which has giant tree lined pathways. Historic cottage, cute historic cottage. Concrete stairs and a netted area for swimmers. I perch on the rocks and share with the crowd and seagulls a birds eye view of the beach and harbour. The water was freezing (October). Everyone is here, beauties, fatties, kiddies, oldies the whole... More 

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Gold Coast
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355 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our group tour stopped off here for a delightful lunch at cafe in Nielsen Park.very quiet in early Spring but gets busy in weekends, popular with locals apparently. On Sydney's harbour reach , but a good CBD bus service I understand. Lovely safe netted beach for swimming. Beautiful park. Stately homes in area. Nielsen Park is very popular for weddings... More 

Thank BabsGoldCoast
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went for lunch to Nielsen Park and we had a walk along the Park. The views are fantastic but not the road. I hurt my foot and I am still injured. It needs some work. It is a bit neglected. Spectacular views.

Thank SusanaFurphy

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