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Taronga Zoo Wharf to Cremorne Point
This is a wonderful walk of about 7 kilometres around the foreshores of Mosman and Cremorne. You start at Taronga Zoo Wharf, getting there either by ferry from Circular quay, or by bus from Mosman Junction.
At the wharf, a pathway on the left is the start of Curlew Camp Artists' Walk. Established in the late 19th century on the eastern shore of Little Sirius Cove, Curlew Camp was, for many years, home to several leading Australian artists, such as Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts. You can take a brief detour off the main track to the location of their camp.
Further along the main track is Sirius Cove Reserve and Beach, with views across the harbour to the Eastern Suburbs. Behind the reserve is Curlew Camp Road. Go left and then right into Illawarra Street, up to the end of the cul-de-sac. To the right is a driveway. A few metres along to the left are a set of stairs. Walk up to Raglan Street and turn right.
Go left into Mosman Street and walk past many ofthe beautiful homes that the suburb is renowned for. Mosman Street goes to the left and, after a short walk, you will reach the Mosman Bay Wharf Steps. At the wharf is a cafe where you can get a drink and something to eat.
One of the early settlers to the area was Archibald Mosman who, in 1831, received a land grant at Great Sirius Cove (today Mosman Bay) where he established a whaling station. It is very different today. There are many marinas in the bay as well as a large park and playground. On Centenary Drive is a memorial to the First Fleets' HMS Sirius which was wrecked on a reef in Slaughter Bay, Norfolk Island in 1790.
Follow Centenary Drive past Mosman Rower Club, taking the lower path to the left. Continue until you come to a junction in the track. Go left up the stairs to Bromley Avenue. At the end of the road enter the pathway that takes you through Cremorne Reserve. This is a really spectacular walk with the bay to the left, and elegant homes to the right overlooking the water. Perhaps the most stunning home is 'The Laurels' a converted Federation manor which comprises six exclusive residences. Originally it was built in 1907 by architect Burcham Clamp as a private hotel.
At the end of the path is Robertsons Point and Lookout, with views across the harbour. Below the lookout is Robertsons Point Lighthouse. This is named after James Robertson (1781–1868), who was appointed superintendent of government clocks and given a significant land grant in the area.
Walk back to Cremorne Point Wharf, to catch a ferry back to Circular Quay and the city, or a bus to Cremorne Junction.
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