Cornelian Bay

Cornelian Bay is tucked away north of the Botanical Gardens and easily accessible from the Inter-City Cycleway. A popular swimming beach for families in the 1950s and 1960s, it is now a tranquil waterside park reminiscent of a bygone era with barbecue facilities, an all-access playground and a row of historic Edwardian boatsheds. There is also a contemporary restaurant and a kiosk selling gourmet ice-cream and takeaway coffee.

Around both sides of the bay there are walking trails offering excellent views of the Tasman Bridge. Along these tracks, a careful eye will discover the charcoal and shell-midden evidence of past Aboriginal occupation.

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