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Lavender Bay

Lavender Bay

Lavender Bay is a suburb located on the lower North Shore of Sydney – three kilometres from the Sydney CBD.

Its local government area is in the North Sydney Council, with the suburb is located between McMahons Point and Milsons Point, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the west.

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History has it that the suburb was named after George Lavender, a Bosun of the ‘Phoenix’ vessel which was anchored onsite for many years. Previously known as the Hulk Bay, Lavender Bay is today one of the most scenic destinations in the city.

Some of its iconic landmarks include the Lavender Bay Baths built in 1910, the beautiful Wendy’s Secret Garden, as well as the Lavender Bay Wharf. The Lavender Bay Baths, also referred to as Cavill’s Baths were very significant in the suburb. Not only did this provide space for an array of recreational activities, but it also was a vantage point for sweeping views of the region.

Wendy’s Secret Garden is an excellent destination in Lavender Bay, and one of the most popular destinations for nature lovers. This whimsical work of art is the brainchild of Wendy Whitely. Following the neglect of the railway land on which the garden stands, Wendy sought to transform the derelict parcel to a magical garden now visited by thousands of people yearly.

Wendy treated the garden as her work of art, and over a decade, changed it to be a beautiful destination. Some of its features include picnic tables, shaded spots alongside antiques and items of interest such as an old tricycle and a rusty wheelbarrow that adds to the overall aura of the garden. This private oasis has free entry for all.

After experiencing the tranquillity of the gardens, take on a lovely stroll on the Lavender Bay to Kirribili Harbourside Walk that rewards you with sweeping views of the harbour. You may also enjoy quiet green spaces at the Lavender Bay Parklands. For the kids, explore Art Barton Park and see whether they can locate any treasures.

Lavender Bay is a must-visit suburb for anyone looking forward to tranquillity with a view. Click the link below to explore the range of accommodation options in and around Lavender Bay.