Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden
59 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This kookie little spot in Lavender Bay has a real Alice-in-Wonderland vibe, so bring the kids along with a picnic. It feels secret because you can’t see it from Clark Park above, but once you head down the stairs you start to see huge tree ferns and vintage bits and bobs—like quirky seating areas and old bicycles—scattered about the place. It’s really magical. If you’ve got kids in tow, walk down the hill about 10 minutes to Luna Park for some old-fashioned roller-coaster rides. The rickety Mighty Mouse is a bit terrifying to me, but cute for kids. Plus, your Unlimited Rides Pass will get you free entry to the incredible North Sydney Olympic Pool next door.
Tips from locals
Beautiful garden in Lavender bay created by Wendy Whitely, wife of reknowned artist Brett Whitely