Chowder Bay Sydney Harbour

Chowder Bay Sydney Harbour

Chowder Bay Sydney Harbour has charming waterfront cafes and restaurants or spend the afternoon snorkelling, kayaking, or bushwalking.

Named after whalers who made chowder from the bay’s abundant seafood, Chowder Bay is located on the southern side of Sydney’s Middle Head peninsula, nestled between stunning harbour-side frontage and a steep backdrop of natural bushland. It was opened to the public in 2000 following decades of military occupation. It’s a great place to relax, enjoy an afternoon on the beach, explore historic buildings or dine by the harbour.

Chowder Bay is a convenient rest point on the coastal walk between Taronga Zoo and Balmoral. The walking tracks offer stunning harbour views, scenic bushland, and historic military sites that have been closed to the public for more than 100 years.