7 Days of Sydney Harbour in Lockdown

Celebrating the natural, historical and traditional heritage of Sydney Harbour whilst in lockdown.

Sydney Harbour Tourism Walks

Photo Credit: Destination NSW

Staying connected and celebrating the natural, historical and traditional heritage of Sydney Harbour whilst in lockdown, I decided to post a picture a day on our Instagram for seven days.

Using the #7daysofsydneyharbour, I invited our followers to post their favourite photos of Sydney Harbour and use this tag too. So, in case you missed it, I’ll catch you up on our recent campaign to stay connected on our Instagram.

Day 1 Athol Bay

Boat docked in Athol Bay with views of Sydney Harbour, Mosman.There was no better place to start our virtual tour of Sydney Harbour then here in Athol Bay. Our Georges Head Walking Tour and our Picturesque Mosman Heritage Walking Tour start here in Athol Bay. It is here where our visitors experience the walk along the sandy shoreline of this magical place. Photo credit:Destination NSW.


Day 2 Obelisk Bay

Obelisk Bay is an ideal place for bird watching and snorkelling as there is amazing fish life thriving here in the shallows. This attracts the local ospreys, sea eagles, falcons and a variety of cormorants here to fish. But think twice about bringing your camera or binoculars as Obelisk Bay is one of the few beaches in Sydney Harbour that allow clothing as an option.

 

Day 3 Collins Beach

Recently, the wonderful Susan Moylan-Coombs and Caroline Glass-Pattison of the Gaimaragal Group perform a ‘Welcome to Country’ with their families and friends. They often conduct smoking ceremonies and ochre blessings to bring people together and connect to heal country. Photo Credit:Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW.

 

Day 4 Quarantine Station

Quarantine Station Walk

This is a place where thousands of passengers aboard ships and would endure the 4 month journey to Sydney only to arrive in Spring Cove to endure a quarantine. Yes, just like our lockdown. Recently, we have opened our new ‘Wildlife Meanders Tour’ for bookings and we super excited to be guiding you on this one!

 

Day 5 Balmoral Beach

Balmoral Beach SunriseThis place has a special place in everyone’s heart. For those of you who walk, run, swim, picnic, sail, bike or occasionally surf here, you’ll know what I mean. After last year’s lockdown, I had the pleasure of coordinating the local Heart Foundation Mosman Walking Group where we would walk along Balmoral Beach every Wednesday afternoon. Photo credit:Chris Meredith.

 

Day 6 Booraghee

Two Kookaburras

In 1788 Booraghee was renamed Bradleys Head after First Fleet Lieutenant, William Bradley. However, it was the home of the Borogegal Clan who were the original custodians of this area and occupied parts of Middle Head Peninsula foreshore for thousands of years before White European settlers arriving.

 

Day 7 Golden Grove

Golden Grove Sydney FerrY

One of the mightiest Sydney Ferries on the Harbour is the Golden Grove of the First Fleet Class. Since 1985, this workhorse has operated countless trips to Taronga Zoo Wharf from Circular Quay but still this is one of the best ways to see Sydney Harbour other then our walking tours. Photo credit: Quest North Sydney.

 

Stay connected during our lockdown in Sydney and support local

I hope you have enjoyed our #7daysofsydneyharbour celebrating the natural, historical and traditional heritage of Sydney Harbour.

Remember, stay connected during this lockdown and support our local tour business through these three simply ways: Share this blog, follow our social media and purchase a gift voucher to use once you get our of lockdown.

Sydney Harbour EcoWalks Tours

Photo Credit: Destination NSW

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