Cremorne Point (technically Robertsons Point; Woolwarra-jurng to the Eora people) is a beaut spot for a picnic on grassy Cremorne Reserve, or for a swim in the free saltwater MacCallum Pool. The harbour views from here are downright delicious (especially when the New Year’s Eve fireworks are erupting). You can explore the headland on a 3km loop walk.

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1. Fort Denison


In colonial times this small fortified harbour island was a sorry site of suffering, used to isolate recalcitrant convicts and nicknamed ‘Pinchgut’ for…

2. Taronga Zoo Sydney

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A 12-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay, this forested harbour hillside is full of kangaroos, koalas and similarly hirsute Australians, plus numerous…

3. May Gibbs’ Nutcote

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Beautiful harbourside Nutcote (1925) is the former home of author and illustrator May Gibbs (1877–1969), who wrote the much-loved Australian children’s…

4. Kirribilli House

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The official Sydney residence of the Australian prime minister, this Gothic Revival–style mansion is next to the Governor General's residence, Admiralty…

5. Garden Island

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The majority of the important Garden Island naval base is off-limits to the strolling public, but you can visit the tip by ferry. Here, there's a pleasant…

6. Admiralty House

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Australia's governor-general, the local representative of the monarchy, officially resides in this waterside mansion (1846), best admired from the water…

7. Kirribilli

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The Sydney residences of Australia’s governor general and prime minister are located on Kirribilli Point, east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. When in town,…

8. Mrs Macquaries Point

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This peninsula was named in 1810 after Elizabeth, Governor Macquarie’s wife, who ordered a seat to be chiselled into the rock from which she could view…