If you’re in the mood for a family picnic but don’t fancy being part of a crowd, then Little Sirius Cove is for you. It’s a small and sheltered corner of Sydney Harbour that you reach by catching the Taronga Zoo ferry. When you arrive take the path on the left and follow the narrow ribbon of bushland outside the zoo, then down the steps to Whiting Beach. You will also find Sirius Cove Reserve nearby, which has a sandy beach and a few sets of steps which go down to the water. The Reserve has shaded grassed areas, toilets and picnic tables and offers good harbour views. Little Sirius Cove and nearby Little Sirius Point were named after the flagship of the First Fleet, HMS Sirius, which was careened in this area in 1789. The Cove itself is the site of Curlew Camp where several famous Australian artists, including Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Sidney Long used to come in the late 1800s to sketch.
Sirius Cove Road
Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo service
From Circular Quay, No. 2 Wharf, Sydney to Taronga Zoo
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