I live in McMahons Point, overlooking Lavender Bay, with views to the Harbour Bridge and the Opera house, water craft during the day, city lights and fireworks by night. The bus and ferry are a few minutes away and the train station and shops a 10 minute walk (or catch the bus). The building was constructed in the 1920s, but the flat is modern. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, timber floors and a recently renovated kitchen.
About Our Home
My one-bedroom apartment is modern but in a well maintained 1920s building. It has expansive views of the harbour. The bus and ferry are a few minutes away and the train station and shops a 10 minute walk (or catch the bus there).
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From McMahons Point you can catch ferries to Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Parramatta. Buses run from the Point to North Sydney (5 minutes) where you can change buses to other parts of Sydney or catch the train – three stops to Town Hall. From the airport, take the train to Circular Quay (22 minutes). Catch the ferry to McMahons Point, two ferry stops (9 minutes). The area has an interesting history, having been favoured in the past by writers and artists including Brett Whiteley, Margaret Olley, Lloyd Rees, Norman Lindsay and Henry Lawson. Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden is less than 10 minutes walk, halfway to Luna Park. There are a number of restaurants around the corner on the 10 minute walk to North Sydney which also has restaurants, 3 supermarkets, banks and a variety of shops plus buses and trains to various parts of Sydney. Walk a few minutes down to Blues Point for expansive views up the harbour, east and west, plus views over to the old wharves housing Sydney Theatre Company at Walsh Bay and to Barangaroo, the entrance to Darling Harbour. Or walk to Sawmillers Reserve on the western side of the point, only a few minutes away, for another harbour perspective.
- Movies/ Theatres
- Public transport
- Cultural activities
- Parks/ Gardens
- Hiking/Bush walking
Sydney’s great any time of the year but some special events include Sydney Festival in January and Vivid and the Sydney Writers Festival in May. There are the usual cultural activities expected of all major cities. Sydney's best market, Kirribilli, happens twice a month, and is only a 15 minute walk away. And it's only a bus to the northern beaches or Bondi or a train to the Blue Mountains.
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Preferred Travel DestinationsFrance, United Kingdom, Italy, Israel, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, United States
Preferred DatesJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Closest AirportSydney Airport (16 kms)
Languages SpokenEnglish, Not Specified, Not Specified
Other DetailsNo smoking
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