Bush Walk – Rose Bay to Watson’s Bay – Thursday 23 February

Hope you enjoyed your bushwalking break over Xmas but it’s now time to put your New Year’s resolutions into practice with a pleasant walk from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay.

The Rose Bay to Watsons Bay walk is an 8km Coastal/Urban walk starting at the Rose Bay Ferry and ending at Watsons Bay. This walk is a combination of 60% quiet urban streets and 40% through coastal parks and reserves. There are great views of the harbour with its secluded beaches and bays, as well as the never-ending fascination of the private mansions.  The terrain is hilly, and the track is a combination of easy and moderate sections.

The first stage is uphill through the Rose Bay Shops, followed by a number up and down sections of well-made steps, spread throughout the walk. There are plenty of rest stops and no real time pressure as there is a regular Ferry service out of Watson Bay.  There is good shade available along the walk, but the weather will be warm so light clothes, good walking shoes/boots, and a single walking pole is recommended.  For the very brave there are many great spots for a swim.

The walk will finish at Watsons Bay.   For those wishing to stay for lunch, there are several options including the Pub, and Doyle’s Fish & Chips on the wharf.

When:   Thursday, 23rd February.  Meet at 10:20am.

Meeting point:   The walk starts at the Rose Bay Ferry Wharf at 10:20am.  We suggest coffee from Jes Ve coffee before you start.

Getting There:  Ferry is the preferred option.  We suggest the 8.35 am Cabarita Ferry which will connect with the 9.44 am ferry to Rose Bay from Circular Quay.
If you wish to drive, there is 12P & 4P Parking available at the Rose Bay wharf.

Duration:  The average walk is 2 hrs, but we will allow around 2.5 – 3.00 hrs to include a coffee stop. There are toilets at the Cafe and some along the way (Note: Nielsen Park Cafe is closed due to beach restoration, but toilets are available)

Getting Back:   There is a half hour ferry service from Watson’s bay, via Rose Bay, to the Quay.

Contact:  Peter Woodhouse by using the online booking form.