Located at historic Camp Cove, where the First Fleet rested for a night before landing at Sydney Cove, this charming colonial cottage was built for a Russian scientist to study Australia’s marine environment.
Originally built in 1881 as a laboratory for Nikolai Nikolaevich de Miklouho-Maclay, a Russian scientist interested in studying Australia’s marine life, this colonial cottage later housed army officers. Today, it’s a private residence, but it’s periodically open to the public for tours. A beautifully landscaped park connects to Camp Cove beach and Sydney’s famous Great Coastal Walk.
Walks & self guided tours
Camp Cove, where the former Marine Biological Station is located, is situated along the popular coastal walk that extends from the Harbour Bridge to inner South Head.