VAUCLUSE At A Glance
With incredible views that span from Sydney Harbour to the Pacific Ocean, the exclusive neighbourhood of Vaucluse exudes elegance and natural beauty. Nielsen Park and Sydney Harbour National Park hug the foreshore and heritage-listed estates, manicured gardens and fortifications relics speaks of Vaulcuse’s past.
The natural surroundings of Nielsen Park and Sydney Harbour.
Nielsen Park is a great spot for a picnic and harbour swim, but for something a little quieter, head around to Parsley Bay Beach.
Home to prominent Australians, but explorer William Wentworth was one of the first, owning what is now beautiful Nielsen Park.
One of Sydney’s original suburbs, this prestigious neighbourhood is steeped in history. There are relics of fortifications and the area has been home to prominent Australians who shaped the future of New South Wales. Predominately a residential suburb, Vaucluse has hidden gems – truly some of Sydney’s finest.
Sydney Harbour National Park hugs the foreshores of Vaucluse, with Nielsen Park and the calm waters of Shark Beach taking centre stage. This is a place where waterfront dining and sunbathing go hand in hand. Further around the bay hidden reserves and intimate beaches have a locals-only feel to them.
Vaucluse lies on part of the Rose Bay to Watsons Bay harbour walk, and the Bondi to Watsons Bay Coastal walk, making it easy to escape the grind and be immersed in natural bushlands that have jaw-dropping views of Sydney Harbour to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the East. The Gap Park and the historic landmark of Macquarie Lighthouse offer incredible vistas of the rugged coastline and Pacific Ocean.
On land, it’s hard to look past the beauty and grandeur of the heritage-listed estates, Vaucluse House, Strickland House and The Hermitage. South Head Cemetery is the resting place of some of Australia’s most prominent citizens.
Vaucluse is a home for the prestigious and a destination for history buffs and sun lovers.
A suburb that was home to those who played a pivotal role in shaping Sydney, Vaucluse has been home to prominent Australians and their families for generations. One of the more famous was explorer William Wentworth who pioneered the crossing of the Blue Mountains.
Vaucluse remains one of Sydney’s most exclusive suburbs. Established families and Sydney’s top wheelers and dealers reside in waterfront mansions or in expansive homes perched on cliff tops with commanding views of Sydney Harbour.
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Part of Sydney Harbour National Park, Nielsen Park is a beautiful foreshore destination shaded by trees, an enclosed swimming area, historic remnants of fortifications and a kiosk for casual or relaxed dining.
Situated on 10 hectares of manicured gardens that stretch down to Sydney Harbour, historic Vaucluse House and Tea Rooms serve high tea in a picturesque setting.
The network of coastal walks along the eastern and western shores of Vaucluse are all about the spectacular harbour and ocean views.
REMNANTS AND RELICS
Remnants and relics of bygone days are scattered throughout the neighbourhood.
A place where historic sandstone mansions, modern cutting-edge architecture and gated estates are the norm, Vaucluse is defined by its stunning architecture.