This local gem is as pretty as a postcard, with crystal clear water, a waterfall and a wooden bridge harking back to the s.
Here's our pick of the best hidden beaches in Sydney. Wendy Whiteley, the wife of legendary Australian artist Brett Whiteley, converted a derelict space that was once a rubbish dump into an immaculately curated garden in the s, and those lucky enough to stumble upon it, next door to Luna Park in the salubrious harbourside suburb of Kirribilli, have been treated to a maze of winding walkways, rambling paths, picnic tables and colourful plant life ever since. This idyllic park was inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, with its enormous chambers, hanging gardens and striking water features.
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A true Sydney secret. Forgotten Songs is an art installation of 50 cages representing the birds that flourished in the region before European colonisation; it also holds the hundreds of native species listed either as extinct or threatened.
Escape into this wormhole, a metre tunnel dug by fishermen a century ago to connect the sand at Queenscliff and Freshwater. It boasts stunning views of the harbour and skyline, and the water is gentle and inviting.
How cool is that? Situated on the western side of Cremorne Point, this Lower North Shore secret has uninterrupted views of the city.
At only 33 meters it has a tendency to fill up on hot days. Oh, and your swimmers are completely optional, if you know what we mean!
The secrets of sydney: hidden gems worth knowing about
But beneath the surface of the Harbour City sits a stack of lesser-known hideaways, including these seven secret spots just waiting for your visit. With syeney of picturesque corners to explore, why not settle in for a picnic as well?
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Maccallum Pool Hidden away on the harbour, this Lower North Shore gem has been rewarding visitors since the s. Angel Place If you liked our round-up of the best secrets of Sydney to uncover, we've got plenty more things to do in Sydney that'll keep you entertained.
Yes, really! Usually, this small cove between Bondi and Tamarama Beach is just a rocky bay that attracts surfers, fishermen and a few brave sunbathers. But every few years at the beginning of winter, the bay becomes a beach overnight.
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Lavender Street, Lavender Bay Maccallum Pool Maccallum Pool Charming Maccallum Pool on Sydney Harbour comes complete with a wooden boardwalk and picket fence — we guarantee you'll be in your vintage bathers in no time. The atmosphere is a nice mix of local members, families, visitors and somethings who pop in on the weekend for barefoot bowls, cheap drinks and killer views. Or upgrade your day to an entire weekend with our pick of romantic boutique hotels.
Looking for more secluded spots? The enchanting gardens are brimming with native plants and flowers that spill over every inch of sfcrets garden, making this the perfect spot for an afternoon stroll.
Or if you're thinking of travelling further afield, our bucket list Australian road trips have you covered. Accessible from the footpath over the bridge from the Rocks, just ascend the steps to the top of the pylon for panoramic vistas of sydnet Harbour City.