Bellevue Hill Park, is a hidden gem in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. Originally known as Vinegar Hill after the Anglo-Irish battle, it was renamed by Governor Macquarie. It is believed to be the highest natural vantage point to view both Sydney Harbour and the coastline from Bronte to Watsons Bay, offering a tranquil panorama of the city, the harbour towards Manly and North Head and over Bondi to the open sea. Originally owned by the Fairfax family, it was a popular picnic place for nineteenth century residents of the area. Today, it is a pleasant place to catch a breeze on oppressively humid summer evenings.