We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
1 018
All photos (1 018)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“the gap”(355 reviews)
“fish and chips”(427 reviews)
“south head”(155 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Watson's Bay, Sydney | New South Wales, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales 2030, Australia
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Watson's Bay
from US$35,88
More Info
from US$91,53
More Info
from US$69,56
More Info
from US$68,83
More Info
Reviews (2 887)
Filter reviews
2 489 results
Traveller rating
1 551
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
1 551
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the gap fish and chips south head ferry from circular quay camp cove bay hotel doyles restaurant nudist beach light house famous doyles lady bay dunbar house tasman sea catch the ferry walk up ferry trip sydney skyline
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2 489 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Very popular and buzzing venue with very good food and wine and a must at sunset to see the sun drop behind the harbour bridge !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank teamirons
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With the Sydney ferry you can make a very tour to Watsons Bay. The tour only costs a few Australian Dollar with the Opal Card (public transport chip card). You can rest at the quiet beach or eat fresh fish at the fish restaurant just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aabb0
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the suggestion of an Uber driver, we took Cook's to Watson's Bay, walked up to the South Head, saw the lighthouse and keeper's house. It was beautiful! We also saw a neat lizard! Lunch at Doyle's was simply amazing! Maybe the best food we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GAMomof3boys
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Watson's after seeing Bondi Beach. You can catch a bus to Watson's. We visited the famous Doyles Fish Restaurant. Fantastic Fish and Chips. Get the ferry back to the Circular Que get little trip allowing good views of the city as you sail...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 369heather
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel at Watsons Bay is really good...food great too and nice trip on ferry from circular quay, really worthwhile experience and one never tires of it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ca0sb0rne
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry ride to Watson's Bay is beautiful in itself, but once there take the easy walk around South Head. Some amazing features - the light house, the boom net site and some beautiful old cottages. Finish at Watson's Bay for a bite to eat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a Sunday visit to Watson bay, take the ferry from Sydney harbour, about 30mins will get you there, impressive views bridge and opera house on the way....Watson bay has a great vibe, and even better fish and chips from the quayside, well with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John4042
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the ferry to Watson Bay from the Opera House harbour. Lovely walk all up the headland to the top with amazing views of the surrounding bays. Watson beach is small and crowded but is lovely for swimming in safe water.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joyadventure21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Avery small place, nice to wander around but not a must do if you are short on time. Doyles fish and chip shop is worth the wait in line

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nicmack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to wander about. Nothing much there. A nice Hotel and a bar with outdoor seating. Not a brilliant beach like Manly and Bondi but a bit of sand for children to play on. Lots of boats about. Fantastic fish and chips at ferry...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank homesteads
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 191 nearby hotels
The Australian Heritage Hotel
359 reviews
.18 km away
The Langham, Sydney
2 163 reviews
.26 km away
Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
2 760 reviews
.27 km away
Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection
1 434 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6 957 nearby restaurants
Fish At The Rocks
1 261 reviews
.16 km away
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel Restaurant
162 reviews
.17 km away
Sake Restaurant & Bar
1 512 reviews
.23 km away
The Glenmore
923 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1 836 nearby attractions
Sydney Observatory
1 678 reviews
.11 km away
Barangaroo Foreshore Walk
385 reviews
.21 km away
Susannah Place Museum
302 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
7 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 368havefun | Reviewed this property |
Wharf 6 and watch the monitor for A or B side. Not sure about time. You can use Opal Card.