Even if you've not got much time while visiting Sydney, make sure you take a trip to Watsons Bay.
We managed to fit this in during a weekend visit and it's well worth it. The perfect quiet spot to relax but still a stone's throw from the buzz of the city.
Take bus no: 380 from the Sydney city. You can hop off at Bondi Beach, soak up the sun and feel the buzz of this famous Beach and maybe spot a celeb while you're here. They've got a funky little market on every Sunday too, which sells original designer and vintage clothing, handmade jewellery, arts & crafts and lots more. Once you've snapped up a few goodies at the market, just hop back on the bus going in the same direction. This will take you on to Watsons Bay.
Before you tuck straight into lunch at Doyles, work up an appetite by taking in all the history and landmarks of the area first. Climb to the top of The Gap - the huge ocean cliff on the eastern side of the South Head peninsula, the views of the Pacific Ocean and across to Manly are spectacular. The anchor from the shipwrecked Dunbar, which hit the cliffs in 1857 sits in Gap Park. There's also the remnants of the Sydney Harbour defenses from WW2 and prior.
Now that you're suitable starving, you can enjoy the amazing view across to Sydney Harbour Bridge while you devour a superb fish & chips from Doyles restaurant. It's well worth it, with a huge selection of fresh fish and a really relaxed dining area, or sit on the grass and soak up some sun while you tuck in.
To head back to the city, catch the ferry right outside Doyles, which takes you back into Circular Quay. Make sure you have the camera ready because this is a fantastic photo opportunity to snap away at Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
I always make sure I visit Watsons Bay when I'm in Sydney. It's such a special little spot that is so close to the hustle and bustle of the city, but worlds apart at the same time.