With exhilarating views of Sydney’s eastern coastline, Gap Park is a popular spot to watch the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Place, see famous shipwrecks, or just grab a once in a lifetime photo.

Getting To Gap Park, Watsons Bay

Where Is It?

Gap Park is located along the eastern coastline of Watsons Bay, between Old South Head Road and Gap Road. Take Old South Head Road to Robertson Place / Military Road. You’ll probably want to park somewhere on Military Road and access by foot, as there’s not much parking on Gap Road (see below). Alternatively, park on Old South Head Road near Signal Hill Reserve and access via the south entrance


The 324 and 380 both stop along Old South Head Road near the south entrance to the park and north near Robertson Park and Gap Road.


Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay Ferry Wharf, and it’s only a short walk across Robertson Park to Gap Park.


The closest street address is Gap Road, Watsons Bay NSW.


Parking on Military Road around Robertson Park (Keep in mind this is a popular area). Parking also on Old South Head Road (onstreet).


Google Maps Link – Gap Park | Watsons Bay

Things To Do

Take In The Spectacular Views

Sydney’s eastern coastline enjoys some of the best views in the city. With it’s elevated position and dramatic bluffs, The Gap lays claim to some of the best photo opportunities going round, attracting thousands of visitors every year.

The Gap South Head Walk Watsons Bay

Check Out The Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race

Usually commencing on Boxing Day, the Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race is one of the top three offshore yacht races in the world. Gap Park is one of the best places to watch competitors leaving the Harbour as they sail the 630 nautical miles to the Derwent Estuary in Hobart.

Dunbar Shipwreck Anchor Gap Park Watsons Bay

The shipwreck market is a few minutes walk south from the anchor memorial.

Dunbar Shipwreck & Memorial Anchor

121 sailors died on the 20th of August 1857 when the Dunbar, a Blackwall Frigate, was wrecked on the rocks of the gap after the captain, James Green, driver the ship onto the rocks.

Hornby Lighthouse South Head Sydney

Explore The South Head & Coastal Walk

Head north for the South Head Walk, which looks around Hornby Lighthouse and comes out at Camp Cove Beach, or head south along the long Coastal Walk, which traverses the entire Eastern Suburbs Coastline.

Gap Park Walk Trees Watsons Bay

Flora & Fauna

The Gap is a unique geological formation home to a variety of native animals and flowers. The Pacific Gull & Silver Gull use the area for nesting, while Eastern Water Dragons and Skinks inhabit the rocks. Eucalypts and other toxin producing plants tend to thrive in the nutrient poor soil, providing a unique snapshot of the environment that once spread across the entire coastline.


  • Food

    There’s plenty of cafes, takeaways and restaurants around Robertson Park

  • Rubbish Bins

    Yes there are rubbish bins in Gap Park.

  • Toilets

    Toilets near the street and some in Robertson Park.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Unfortunately dogs aren’t allowed in Gap Park, but there’s plenty of dog parks nearby, including Lighthouse Reserve just south of Gap Park.

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    No bike lockups


Robertson Park Sydney Watsons Bay

Robertson Park | Watsons Bay

Rolling out from the ferry terminal to Gap Park, Robertson Park is a bustling village green with great views, Beach access and a fun playground.

Camp Cove Watsons Bay Sydney

Camp Cove Beach | Watsons Bay

Beautiful Camp Cove Beach looks out to the Harbour entrance with views of the city in the distance. The water is typically glassy and great for a splash around or an easy snorkel. Accessible by boat as well.


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