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Kelvin Grove

    Kelvin Grove, Brisbane (0-5km)

Rent: apartment rents are in the lower to mid range, house rental prices are higher

Vibe: mostly bland but an evolving community feel

Location: Parks, Inner city, Near QUT/Shillington

Kelvin Grove is one of those places that you have to live in to appreciate. It has attractive streets, but lacks an overriding identity or  soul, which might explain why the Kelvin Grove Urban Village has been built. This is a very convenient suburb for students at QUT, and anyone who works at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. It is close to Paddington and the city centre. In recent years, more apartments have gone up. The best thing about this suburb is the weekly Village Markets held very Saturday morning. (More info below and to your left <<<)
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9. KAYAKING IN SYDNEY HARBOUR Print E-mail

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If you like getting close to the water and approaching beaches from a different angle, try kayaking. Here are three options:

1. Spit Bridge - www.sydneyharbourkayaks.com.au

2. Rose Bay - www.ozpaddle.com.au

3. Manly - www.manlykayaks.com.au




 

Spit Bridge:
is in a low traffic area, in calmer conditions, so it's ideal for novices. Costs are approx $15 per hour. From Spit Bridge you can paddle to Chinaman’s beach, Balmoral Beach or Clontarff Beach – all of which are in Middle Harbour. Paddling in the harbour proper is not permitted from Spit Bridge. Half-day tours which take you to Aboriginal sites in Middle Harbour are available on weekends. Once the paddling is over, there are some food options at Spit Bridge, or head on to Mosman or Manly.  It’s recommended you bring a change of clothes, and a hat, sunscreen and water.
Spit Bridge, Mosman, Ph: (02) 9960 4389
www.sydneyharbourkayaks.com.au

 

Rose Bay:
If you want to paddle in the harbour, you can hire kayaks from Rose Bay. Paddling is allowed as far west as the Opera House or east to South Head. There is plenty of ferry traffic along here. Bring a picnic lunch and pull up alongside any beach. Or visit Nielsen Park. It's got great views and a kiosk.
Oz Paddle. I Vickery Ave, Rose Bay. Ph: 9371 7036
www.ozpaddle.com.au

 

Manly:

Kayak hire is also available at Manly from Manly Kayaks, next to Oceanworld. Check out North Harbour's secluded beaches and beautiful scenery. You can reach a secret beach from Manly via kayaking. It's called Store Beach. It's an aquatic reserve and breeding ground for endangered fairy penguins. Kayak straight onto the sand for a picnic lunch. Manly Kayaks offers picnic paddle groups; and single, double and triple kayaks for hire.
Manly Kayaks - Ocean World
West Esplanade, Manly - Ph: 0411 247 917
www.manlykayaks.com.au


GETTING THERE


Spit Bridge: Plenty of buses from Wynyard Station (Stand C) will stop at Spit Bridge, eg Manly, Mona Vale, Palm Beach, Avalon buses. You’ll just need to ask the bus driver to drop you off at Spit Bridge in Mosman. If you are driving there, Spit Bridge is on Military Rd.   MAP

 

Rose Bay: Drive along New South Head Rd until you reach Rose Bay or take the Watsons Bay ferry from Circular Quay and get off at Rose Bay.   MAP

 

Manly: take the ferry to Manly. If you decided to drive, go along Military Rd, then turn right into Sydney Rd which is after the Spit Bridge - that's if you are coming from the city. Kayaks can be hired from the east side of Manly Wharf.   MAP