To check out some history in the area, take a visit to Waverley Cemetery an iconic location in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Waverley Cemetery is a state listed heritage location and has been operating since 1877. It can be a little sad when you wander through a cemetery this old and see how many young children passed away in those days. The cemetery covers 16 hectares and has amazing views across the Sydney Harbour.
Hermitage Foreshore Track
Hermitage Foreshore Track walk from Rose Bay to Nielsen Park is a beautiful walk along the Sydney Harbour Foreshore and through stunning bushland. It's an easy walk (although not suitable for wheelchairs as there are some steps to navigate). With amazing photo opportunities, places to sit and ending at Nielsen Park where you can enjoy the beach or dine in the restaurant this is a great walk in the Eastern Suburbs. The track starts at the end of Bayview Hill Road and continues for 1.8km each way. There are a number of secluded beaches along the way including Tingara beach and Milk beach. You will also come to Greycliffe House built in 1852 and Strickland House built in the 1850's and home to Sydney's second Lord Mayor, John Hosking.
One of Australia’s icons, Bondi Beach, offers plenty to do in a day regardless of the weather. For exercise take the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk offering spectacular views and photo opportunities. Bondi Beach is known for great dining so check out the many cafés and restaurants as you explore this amazing beach suburb of Sydney. The iconic Bondi Beach is the perfect place to swim and enjoy the sun, and if you prefer not to be in the ocean try Bondi Icebergs, a fantastic pool and great place to enjoy a drink or meal.
For serious shopping head up the hill to Bondi Junction.
Shopping in Double Bay
Sydney’s Double Bay is famous for it’s high-end shopping, dining and hotels. This fashionable village of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is the place to do a bit of celebrity spotting! As well as its famous style, Double Bay has a small beach to sit and enjoy views of Sydney Harbour.
Watson’s Bay offers fantastic dining with views and is situated on the South Head peninsular of the Eastern Suburbs. This beautiful old fishing village is home to waterfront restaurants, scenic walking tracks and plenty of beautiful places for a romantic picnic. Check out the local tours for some history on Aboriginal culture in the area.
Visit the historic red and white striped Hornby Lighthouse, built in 1858. You can spot whales from South Head between May and November.