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Sydney Sights

Rose Bay

  • New South Head Rd. Map It
  • Rose Bay
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Updated 01/15/2014

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This large bay, the biggest of Sydney Harbour's 66 bays, was once a base for the Qantas flying boats that provided the only passenger air service between Australia and America and Europe. The last flying boat departed from Rose Bay in the 1960s, but the "airstrip" is still used by floatplanes on scenic flights connecting Sydney with the Hawkesbury River and the central coast. It's a popular place for joggers, who pound the pavement of New South Head Road, which runs along the bay.

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New South Head Rd., Sydney, New South Wales, 2029, Australia

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Updated 01/15/2014


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