If you are a morning person you can don your lycra or your old fave’s and walk along the board walk with your accessory of choice. Your phone and a coffee in your hand. Or buddies, puppies, prams, kids, grandkids, scooters, bikes and even roller blades.
Starting from the marina you are spoilt for choice of where to go. There are kilometres of board walks. that stretch from Kangaroo Point (Dockside Marina) to South Bank Parklands, beach, dining, markets, theatre, art galleries and library, all in one direction.
Alternatively, you can cross the iconic Story Bridge and head north and you are in China town. Alternatively, turn right take the lift or path down to the waterfront to follow the river walkway through yet another dining precinct, follow the board walk then turn left at Sydney street and you are a couple of blocks into the beautiful New Farm park.
Or you can take a cross river ferry into the city or up or down the river to explore new destinations. A favourite activity is old friends to sit in the sun on one of the bench seats looking over the water.
The area has its own vibe. Whether you do free yoga under the Story Bridge on Saturday morning or go for Jazz at the local jazz club, there is always something to discover. For the foodies, one of the local treasures is the French Patisserie (Christian Jacques) for to-die-for croissants, bread and pastries. Tip - go early if you don’t want to queue. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. There is the historic Story Bridge Hotel then also Japanese, Italian, Indian, Manhattan pizza, Ribs, and many more. Whether you come to the marina for a weekend getaway, a break in your journey or you want to stay awhile, it is a magical home away from home.
Click here to download a copy of the brochure outlining surrounding tourism attractions.