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Small and secret. Just how we like it

a small boat in a large body of water

Tucked away on the eastern shore of Hen and Chicken Bay is the small and secret suburb of Wareemba. Out of all the 658 suburbs in Sydney, this is the smallest in land area and one of the most least known and unheard of in all of Sydney considering where it is located. It only has 11 streets!

Wareemba is 12 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay. European settlement of the area began in the 1830s, with land mainly used for farming. The suburb was originally part of neighbouring suburb Abbotsford until declared a separate suburb in 1993. The area of Wareemba is less than 1 square kilometre. The name Wareemba comes from an Aboriginal word meaning “place where sweet water meets salt water”

The neighborhood is ethically diverse with a large Italian population that dominates the area. During the daytime you will notice groups of old Italian men walking the streets, Ferraris parked outside local landmarks and the smell of delicious food wafting from the delicatessen. Boasting cafes such as Trovatino Cafe, Dolcetti Pasticceria and Carmel’s, you will be spoiled for choice when looking for a good morning coffee! It’s worth noting that Trovatino Cafe’s spread of 20+ flavours of homemade gelato, is also something quite magnificent!

After enjoying your coffee in the sun, only a stroll down the hill finds you at the very peaceful Hen and Chicken Bay and Halliday Park – a beautiful setting for a relaxing afternoon. Stay for the sunset!

IMAGE CREDIT: Na Shunnah

a table full of food