Vaucluse/Watsons Bay

Tranquil suburbs in Sydney's east, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay boast million dollar properties and million dollar views.

Urban visions, circular colonnades, and lavish security gates characterize Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, an exclusive set of east suburbs along the water. The area excels when it comes to enjoying its otherworldly environs. Leisure time takes precedence and relaxation is mandatory, so don’t let the price of Vaucluse and Watsons Bay’s real estate deter you from visiting—all it takes to live this dream is a cheap ferry ticket and a free afternoon.

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On the Map

Vaucluse/Watsons Bay is bordered by Rose Bay/Dover Heights

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

International Airport: 45 minutes by car without traffic
Central Station: 35 minutes by car
Opera House / Circular Quay: 25 minutes by ferry
Bondi Beach: 20 minutes by car or 30 minute walk

Vaucluse and Watsons Bay: VIP In East Sydney

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Surrounded by sea on the South Head peninsula, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay are secluded-feeling suburbs in Sydney's east.

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Their quietude lends them an air of singular sophistication.

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Sprawling lawns and soaring masts contribute to their exclusive allure, too.

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The suburbs' luxury residences and modern dwellings look to the harbor and the Tasman Sea.

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Mayors and men of the law make their homes in this peninsular paradise.

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Bowling clubs, circular colonnades, and classic cars complete the picture of Vaucluse and Watsons Bay's untouchable suburban glamor.

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Seaside Activity In Vaucluse and Watsons Bay

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Fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking are neighborhood-favorite pastimes.

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Vaucluse and Watsons Bay's on-the-water locations make it hard to pass up a day at sea.

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Coastal promenades offer off-the-water diversion.

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See the CBD rise into the sky from a new angle.

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Over the harbor and through the sunset.

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The area has lots of local cafes, delis, and supermarkets and several magnificent harbour beaches in short walking distance."

Seaside Leisure In Vaucluse and Watsons Bay

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Real estate may cost millions in Vaucluse and Watsons Bay, but the beach is still free.

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Relaxing at the seaside remains an undeniable attraction for Sydneysiders looking to escape inner city commotion.

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Order fish and chips along the sand or leave the beach for a little snack.

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Bars, restaurants, and cafes are walking distance from Vaucluse and Watsons Bay's shoreline.

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Weekends in Watsons Bay bring Sydneysiders to its seaside cafes and restaurants.

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Exclusive Beaches, Coves, and Parks

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Vaucluse and Watsons Bay's seaside seclusion attract picnickers and park-goers to its coves and inlets.

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The suburbs are calm without the crowds.

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Shark-free Shark Beach draws couples and families to its placid waters.

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Nielsen Park's fig trees, food kiosks, and grassy knolls invite days spent in the sun.

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Grand old-growth trees and grander mansions make Parsley Bay Reserve feel like a secret beach escape.

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Follow Old South Head Road to Lighthouse Reserve for another beguiling view of the bay.

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Vaucluse and Watsons Bay's Beach Cottages

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Vaucluse and Watsons Bay's beach cottages redefine coastal refinement.

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Victorian style terraces and contemporary mansions complete the suburb's idyllic picture.

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Postcard en route.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Tobias Rowles is a Sydney based photographer working in both the art and commercial worlds. He specialises in people and lifestyle photography that celebrates the ‘everyday’ and shoots for a wide range of local and international advertising clients. Tobias also maintains a constant focus on personal projects, many of which have received considerable critical acclaim.

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