Balmoral Beach Promenade Bridge To Rocky Point Island
Wow! This is an extremely scenic beach & great thing to do in Sydney.
The walk along the promenade is flat, easy & very enjoyable. Old large trees offer sporadic protection from the sun along the walk. There are large grassy areas that would be awesome for a bbq or picnic.
Take the quaint old bridge across to Rocky Point Island for a great view into Sydney Harbour. This area is also very popular for picnics, the view of Balmoral either side is really nice.
The Rotunda & Billy (Dog Statue) are also worth a look.
Swimming conditions are usually very safe with little or no swell. Balmoral Baths is popular with youngsters jumping off the boardwalk into the water.
If you have not been here make the effort to visit.
Bobbin Head Ferry (Merinda II)
The ferry (run by Palm Beach and Hawkesbury River Cruises) leaves from Palm Beach wharf (inside Pittwater) & does a return trip up the Hawkesbury River, Cowan Waters & Pittwater to Bobbin Head via Patonga. The trip is relaxing & the scenery is spectacular. The full return trip takes around 4½ hours but the time passes quickly. The ferry leaves at 11:00am every day during the summer months, the return trip cost is $40 for adults.
You can go up some steps at the rear of the ferry onto the top deck. The railings have panels fitted to reduce the amount of wind experienced & the roof offers protection from the direct sun. The deck offers a great view during the trip. The seating is basic but fine & comfortable enough around the perimeter of the deck. Inside the main cabin area downstairs is good if you need a rest from the wind. The rear lower level deck can also be protected from the wind.
The ferry stops at Bobbin Head for one hour so you can look around or have some lunch. Cross Bobbin Head Road bridge to use the picnic shelters & grassy areas near the water edge or go to Bobbin Inn Café for food.
Also next to the Inn is the National Parks (Bobbin Head) Visitor Centre. They sell souvenirs & have information & maps about the local area.