Your Guide To Yarranabbe Park Wharf (Rushcutters Bay)

Disabled Access – NO Food and Drink Options – YES Tourist Attractions – NO Transport Links – YES Shopping Centre – YES Nightlife – YES Opening Hours – 12 pm–12:30 am

The Yarranabbe Park Wharf is located on Rushcutters Bay and is surrounded, as you might expect, by the gorgeous Yarranabbe Park, which is an ideal place to sit back and enjoy a picnic. This wharf is located close to the eastern suburbs of Sydney and near Double Bay. It also boasts spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge and, as a result, can be a popular spot for the NYE cruises as it offers spectacular views of the fireworks. Please note that the wharf doesn’t offer disabled access and is to be closed from midday on the 31st of December 2017 in order to offer a better view of the fireworks. The closest alternative wharves are Woolloomooloo and Double Bay. There is limited street parking, but there are numerous bus stops nearby along New Beach Road and the wharf and park is just a short 10-minute walk from Edgecliff Station.

Attractions

The Yarranabbe park itself has a children’s playground with sunshade protection and exceptional views of the city and local yachts. The park is also dog-friendly and allows visitors to bring their dogs and keep them off the leash at all times, so it’s very popular with dog owners, particularly those that own or regularly use boats. The park also contains a small outdoor gym with balance beams that acts as a decent starting point for the larger gym in Rushcutters Bay Park. This larger park is less popular with firework watchers but is very popular with fitness fanatics. In this general area, just west of Rushcutters Park, you’ll also find a Tennis Centre, which offers a variety of court types and some very pretty views. Right by the wharf, you’ll also find The Drill Hall meeting room and the RAN Sailing Association yacht club. A little inland, meanwhile, the Darling Point Mini-Mart is a perfect place to stock up on goods before heading back out on the water. If the mini-mart doesn’t have enough to offer, then further south is the Eastpoint Food Fair shopping mall.

Restaurants & Bars

There is a cafe at Rushcutters Bay Park that serves hot drinks and hot food, but you’ll have to venture a little further afield to find something a little more substantial. Just south of the bay you’ll find Café Black Bay, a family-owned and run business that’s famous for its breakfasts. Head further inland to find an area of very self-consciously hip bars and restaurants. Popolo Sydney, which serves creative southern Italian food in a sleek setting with an open street view. Italian food is also on the menu at the nearby Bar Machiavelli, which lives up to its name with a truly decadent décor, and Acme, which is just across the road and serves Italian dishes with a unique Asian twist in a rustic atmosphere that’s achingly hip. In this area, you’ll also find Café Hernandez, which is open 24-hours a day and has been serving up coffee and Spanish bites since 1972. The Farmhouse Restaurant, meanwhile, is a hipsters’ paradise serving simple, elegant Australian food at a communal wooden table. For drinks and nightlife, The World Bar is open until 3 am every night. This casually cool nightclub is set in an old Victorian-style terrace with outdoor seating and serves cocktails from teapots. It also hosts live music on most nights. Just up the road, the Cleo Ultra Lounge offers something a little more modern, but is only open at the weekend.