17 things to do in 2017 at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Here’s to 2017!

2016 saw a year of festivals, launches, competitions, a few hundred thousand fish ‘n’ chips and a bucket load of smiles!

Hang on – because 2017 has arrived and we have a lot more install this year!
We’ve got a lot happening this year and have compiled a list of our top 17 things to do down by the bay!

Here is a list of 17 things to do in 2017!


Join us for lunch in Beach Club and order our famous fish n chips. Wash it down with an ice cold beer or cider – we’re loving Summer Bright Lager right now!

Take a selfie under our Beach Club sign – what’s more Watsons Bay iconic than that?

Give back to charity and attend the 3rd annual The Bay Soiree on Watsons Bay Beach with all proceeds going to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.


Stay tuned for another appearance of Rosie the Flamingo (our NYD mascot) – you never know when she might pop back up!!


Get cultured and catch a performance of Romeo & Juliette under the stars. Shakespeare by the Bay is set to run for its third consecutive year, bringing this classic play to life in Robertson Park. Tickets on sale soon!

Catch the ferry over to Manly and visit our Pop-Up Beach Club bar right on Manly Beach for the Australian Open of Surfing! Expect a jam-packed lineup of entertainment and activities from morning yoga to acoustic sessions, DJs and more!


Visit our cocktail bar and get one of our bartenders to whip you up a delicious cocktail. We would recommend the classic Boaty McBoatface – gin, aperol, elderflower & grapefruit blend.


Hit the water with WATSSUP paddle boarding and explore the hidden bays around the area. Glide past Kutti Beach and enjoy a swim at Parsley Bay on the way back!

Try a scoop (or two) of gelato from our Watsons Bay Gelato Cart and enjoy a fresh cold lemonade infused with mint or a delicious milkshake!


Order yourself a giant cookie baked fresh daily by our Head Chef and DON’T share! We’re not judging!

Enjoy a glass (or bottle) of rosé on our mid-deck while taking in the iconic Watsons Bay Sunset!

**Top Tip – bring a camera, or your iphone, to capture the ultimate sunset insta!

Grab a map from our accommodation reception and go exploring. Take a walk down to Camp Cove and have a stroll around the south head nature trail, taking in the beautiful views of Sydney Harbour.


Order some takeaway food from our kiosk – we would recommend the calamari & chips – and find a nice spot in Robertson Park to set up a picnic. Treat yourself to a bottle of wine from our Bottle shop as well!


Make a night of it and stay in one of our hotel rooms for the evening. Have a late lunch in Beach Club, order some dessert for room service – our Pina Colada Trifle is a winner – and get a comfy night sleep.

Explore a new vineyard right on your doorstop when Brand Orange hits the shores of Watsons Bay again this May. Come on down to the Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival in Robertson Park and get tasting!


Round up your family and friends and join us for Weekend Brunch! Start the morning with a mimosa or bloody mary (with the perfect kick of spice) and then move onto some delicious brunching delights. Check out the menu and book now!


Attend our fourth annual Watsons Bay Cider Festival this October and taste your way through our cider stalls, enjoying all the sun-drenched fun that Watsons Bay beach, Robertson Park and our Beach Club has to offer! Tickets on sale soon!

Check out our What’s On Page for details on all our upcoming events and start ticking off your list now! 

We can’t wait to see you all in venue!