At the head of Shell Cove the reserve
comes to an end. There are quite a few steps to negotiate up to
street level, and a little patch of grass with a seat where you have a
view down the cove. You can also scramble down a roughish track
onto the sand to enjoy the view down the cove from water level.
Only one side of Shell Cove is accessible to the public. The land on the other side of the cove is privately owned down to the water's edge and thus inaccessible.
So when you have reached the head of the cove, you can either retrace your steps to Cremorne
Point Wharf, or walk uphill via residential streets to Kurraba Point, the point on the other side of Shell Cove, separating Shell Cove from the next bay, Neutral Bay.
At Kurraba Point you can take in marvellous harbour views from the lookout, or descend to the open grassy parkland close to the water. You can also catch a ferry to Circular Quay from
nearby Kurraba ferry wharf, reached by descending about 100 steps from the road.
That's the end of the walk. I hope
you enjoyed it as much as I do.
through the next few pages to see the harbour lights at night and find
out about public transport, accommodation, guidebooks and links.
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