Why do you need a marina? Plenty of people liveaboard
in Sydney on a swing mooring
or at anchor
. We are anchored in Blackwattle Bay (very sheltered, close to the city) and there a few boats here that are obvious liveaboards (dingy on the dock/ beach every morning). We've been here for a month although we are only passing through this time.
We stayed in Sydney and Pittwater a couple of years ago for months without any questions asked. You can get swing moorings for rent at Elizabeth Bay, and Lavender Bay (next to the Harbour bridge) fairly cheaply and they have a tender service
as well. Both are very close to the CBD.
In Pittwater you can rent a swing mooring at a few places, Careel Bay (but transport to the city is not great, unless you have wheels) or Holmeport Marina at Church Point (bus at the door).
Or you can do what another couple I know are doing and just anchor
in Elizabeth Bay during the week, and move around on the weekend.
If you need water
, buy your fuel
from Baileys at White Bay and they don't mind you dropping past to fill your water
. Or you can go shopping
at Birkenhead Point Marina and pay $20 for 3 hrs while you go to Coles or ALDI, and fill up your water as well as pump out if you need it.
Plenty of options without going to a Marina.
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