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Sydney’s secret repository of peace and quiet

a large body of water

In a city obsessed with water views, Bantry Bay remains a comparatively little-seen wonder. This gangly strip of water at the top of Middle Harbour is cradled by the bushland of Garigal national park. Along the bay’s western shores are historical magazines, once used to store explosives, but these days, Bantry Bay is a repository of peace and quiet. But not even in Bantry Bay can you leave behind one Sydney obsession. On weekends and holidays, Garry the coffee boat man chugs around the bay in a converted US army boat the colour of a Vittoria can, servicing those who have sailed and cruised into here to cast off the trappings of big city life – except caffeine. You gotta love Sydney!

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PHOTO CREDIT: Original Spin/Seafarrwide