It’s so lush and beautiful around this 1850s house in Vaucluse, the home of Sydney’s second mayor. The views over the harbour to the bridge and Opera House are amazing—especially up the hill. Add seaplanes landing in Rose Bay and ever-present kookaburras and you get a perfect picnic setting. Come on a weekday and you’ll have the place to yourself. I really like to picnic here in the winter, because it’s not so hot on the lawn. There’s also shelter in the form of cute little huts and Strickland House’s covered verandah, so it’s a good option on a rainy day.
A stunning old estate left to the public and managed by New South Wales Parks and Wildlife. Picnic in the grounds, play croquet, beautiful walks, swim at Milk Beach. Watch the sunset across the harbour.
Beautiful mansion. Remember the movie "Australia" with Nicole Kidman? Yes, that's the place it was filmed. Well worth a visit. The outside areas are accessible to the public. Bring a blanket & picnic.
One of Sydney's hidden gems. Sprawling harbourside mansion, with parklands open to public, choose your own harbour beach, and bushwalk to Rose Bay or Neilson Park.
Great hidden picnic spot - views of the harbour. Milk beach at the bottom of the park
Prime new years eve fireworks spot. Views right down the harbour to the bridge. Get there early!
“Macarons, pastries and cakes, plus quiches, in a bustling French cafe with street side tables.”
“Conveniently located directly across the road, Southpoint Shopping Centre hosts a range of specialty shops including coffee shops, food court, supermarkets, butcher, bakery, chemist, medical centre and more. ”
“Famous ribs and steakhouse, higtlights: Fireplace, Outdoor seating, Beachfront, late night food and drinks”