Secret Suburb: Things to do and see in Woolwich
Unless you have a vested interest in maritime activities, or a thirst for nautical history, you’ve probably never really considered venturing over to Woolwich. That’d be a real pity though as this tranquil town sitting on a crest overlooking the water has all the makings of a picture perfect day.
Read “Secret Suburb: History is sitting on the dock of the bay in the Sydney hamlet of Woolwich” in The Sunday Telegraph here.
Things to do, see, and appreciate in Woolwich:
- Stroll along Clarkes Point Reserve and admire the spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge – an enviable location for the New Year’s Eve fireworks.
- Walk around the foreshore and Woolwich Dock to admire the works of 50 Australian artists at the annual HarbourSculpture exhibit.
- Hang around and you might spy the Wild Oats XI maxi yacht, the eight-time winner of the Sydney to Hobart Race.
- Grab a coffee and take a seat on the veranda at Deckhouse.
- Admire the pristine yachts that are kept ship-shape by boat detailers like Buffman and Rubbin.
- Learn the history of Woolwich’s dry dock facilities and their important role during World War II.
- Attend a stage production at Hunters Hill Theatre.
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