Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Camp Cove

Small bay just inside South Head of Sydney Harbour, north of Watsons Bay.

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Camp Cove


Camp Cove and the freshwater pond behind it were traditional camping and fishing sites for the Cadigal traditional owners. The Europeans made first landfall there on 21 January 1788, while exploring Port Jackson, but Aboriginal people lived there until the 1840s. The cove later became a water police base, research station and a tourist destination.