Dover Heights is located on the eastern coast of Sydney in the municipality of Waverley.
Yeshiva College, located in Dover Heights, was used by the defence forces during the Second World War and was later acquired by the CSIRO and operated as the Dover Heights Field Station, housing a radio telescope. Between 1946 and 1954, the Field Station was responsible for many discoveries beyond our galaxy.
Renowned for its wide streets, fine homes, sunny elevated aspect and superlative ocean views, Dover Heights provides a relaxing, leisurely lifestyle conveniently located to the culinary and shopping delights of neighbouring beach suburbs North Bondi and Rose Bay.
Dover Heights is a typical Sydney beachside residential suburb. The local styles vary from attached houses dating from the earlier part of this century, to California Bungalows from between the wars, through to contemporary houses and apartments all striving to capitalise on that magnificent Pacific Ocean view.
Along Old South Head Road there are plenty of eateries to accommodate a rumbling tummy any time of day, from delicious gourmet delis to patisseries, to sumptuous and comfortable cafes.
At night a quick drive to Bondi Beach or Rose Bay will provide instant access to a host of local restaurants, pubs and nightspots.
Schools, Education & Institutions
Dover Heights High School is located on Hardy Street and there are a number of Public Schools located in neighboring Bondi, Vaucluse and Rose Bay.
Kincoppal Girl’s School – a Catholic Independent School established by the Religious of the Sacred Heart in 1882 – is also located nearby in Rose Bay. Its beautiful sandstone buildings, designed by Horbury Hunt, have long been a landmark on the shores of Sydney Harbour.
The dramatic Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs at Dover Heights stand up to 80 metres high at Raleigh Reserve – geological history from the Triassic period, 20 million years ago.
On Old South Head Road you will find a fabulous local village servicing Rose Bay North and Dover Heights, with a full-service chemist, boutique homewares and gift shops and even a pet store. Fashion capital Double Bay is a short drive away, offering a wide selection of exclusive boutiques.
Just walking around the streets of hilly Dover Heights will certainly get the heart pumping, but for more serious fitness fanatics, there’s the Dover Heights Coastwalk to the Gap, with outdoor exercise stations along the way, that also command sensational views all the way to Sydney’s CBD as a bonus.
Dover Heights is 9km east of the CBD or around 15 minutes drive. Bus transport includes the 323 that goes directly to the city via Dover Road and New South Head Road, or the 380 or 382 that transit along Military Road to Bondi Junction and its fast train service.