Lower North Shore Adventure

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Duration: More than 3 hours
Price Guide: $15
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Lower North Shore Adventure

This tour includes the opportunity to swim so if the weather suits and you’re in the mood, then make sure you pack your swimming things before setting off.

Starting the tour

Circular Quay.

Section 1:
Directions:

Catch a ferry to Neutral Bay. Go straight up Hayes Street, right on Lower Wyncombe Road, then right again when you hit Wallaringa Avenue.

Stopover:

Nutcote. The harbourside home of the late May Gibbs, author of the Australian classic children’s book ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’, she was something of a Beatrix Potter for Australia. Gibbs brought her love of Australiana to life in characters like the bush babies and the bad banksia men with such success that her books are still much cherished and read today. The garden she created has been preserved; you’ll particularly notice the fresh lawn and blooming flowers. Easter weekend sees a kids’ egg hunt.

Section 2:
Directions:

From the end of Wallaringa Avenue (there’ll be a few twists and turns), cross Kurraba Road and go left onto Hollowforth Road, veer left at the end as it becomes Shell Cove Road. Follow that around to the right as it becomes Honda Road and then take a right on to Bogota Avenue.

Stopover:

Cremorne Reserve (which wends its way down the western side of Shell Cove and begins as Bogota Avenue takes a sharp left) is a lovely, leafy spot filled with native plants. Its picnic tables and toilets make it an ideal place to stop for a quick rest. There is a playground for children and, if you walk towards the tip of the reserve, you’ll find spectacular harbour and city views.

Section 3:
Directions:

A path from the reserve leads to MacCallum pool.

Stopover:

Originally a mere rock pool put together by locals years ago for safe harbour swimming, MacCallum pool has been restored and maintain so that these days there’s even a wooden deck for sunbathers. Because the pool is built high, it’s emptied and refilled with fresh seawater once a week. So don’t be shy – jump in!

Section 4:
Directions:

The same path that took you to the pool also leads to Mosman Rowing Club.

Stopover:

The club has a great balcony that overlooks Mosman Bay. If you fancy some lunch or dinner, be sure to arrive between 12-3 and 6-9 for bistro food. Drinks are also well-priced.

Section 5:
Directions:

Spend some time wandering around Mosman Bay.

Stopover:

You’ll come across The Barn on your Mosman Bay travels. It dates back to colonial times and is now used as a scout hall.

Section 6:
Directions:

Head back to the Rowing Club where you’ll see a ferry stop. Ferries go to back to Circular Quay from here.

Stopover:
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