Explore the culture of Sydney Harbour on this walking audio tour to Lavender Bay

Milsons Point Trip Overview

On this self-guided GPS audio walking tour, you’ll walk along the foreshore from Milson’s Point to Lavender Bay, soaking up spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge before exploring iconic Luna Park’s local artwork and unique funfair atmosphere. Wander between an Australian bushland setting and beautiful Lavender Bay’s poignant reminders of a maritime boat-building past, until you find yourself in a secret, paradisiacal garden created on wasteland by noted cultural identity and local Lavender Bay resident, Wendy Whiteley.

There are numerous locations that are part of the walk where you might want to linger. Wendy’s Secret Garden at the end of the tour is a tranquil haven for a rest or picnic lunch.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

Additional Info

Duration: 30 minutes
Starts: Milsons Point, Australia
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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On this self-guided GPS audio walking tour, you’ll walk along the foreshore from Milson’s Point to Lavender Bay, soaking up spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge before exploring iconic Luna Park’s local artwork and unique funfair atmosphere. Wander between an Australian bushland setting and beautiful Lavender Bay’s poignant reminders of a maritime boat-building past, until you find yourself in a secret, paradisiacal garden created on wasteland by noted cultural identity and local Lavender Bay resident, Wendy Whiteley.

There are numerous locations that are part of the walk where you might want to linger. Wendy’s Secret Garden at the end of the tour is a tranquil haven for a rest or picnic lunch.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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Pass By: Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden, Near Luna Park via Clark Park, Lavender St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060 N.S.W. Australia

As you wander through Wendy Whiteley’s secret garden haven you’ll see sculptures dotted around, some of them improvised installations from objects found buried in the overgrown vegetation and some by artist friends, such as this impressive sculpture of a large, black marble head by Joel Elenberg.

Pass By: Luna Park Sydney, 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061 Australia

The giant face at the entry to Luna Park is one of Sydney’s iconic images. It’s the eighth face to grace the funfair’s entrance, enticing kids of all ages through its oversized pearly white teeth into the body of enchantment.

Pass By: Coney Island, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia

In Luna Park you’ll see an exotically decorated building known as Coney Island, named after the original amusement park in New York. It’s the only remaining example of an original 1930s funfair operating in the world.

Pass By: Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia

Milsons Point juts into Sydney Harbour from the northern side, directly opposite Sydney Cove, the spot where the first European settlement was established in 1788. Milsons Point was named after James Milson (1783–1872), one of the earliest settlers. Wikipedia

Pass By: Lavender Bay, Lavender Bay, North Sydney, Greater Sydney, New South Wales

Lavender Bay was named after the Boatswain, George Lavender, from the prison hulk “Phoenix”, which was moored there for many years. The bay was originally called Hulk Bay and sometimes Phoenix Bay. George Lavender lived on 14 acres adjacent to the property of Billy Blue. Wikipedia



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