Of all the harbour and Parramatta Riverside suburbs in Sydney, none can boast such a colourfully-named array of bays as Five Dock.
Its bays on the southern banks of the river include Hen and Chicken, Exile, Canada, Kings and Iron Cove. Myriad waterside parks and strategically placed boat ramps ensure that locals and visitors can fully enjoy their environment.
An older but increasingly popular suburb, Five Dock offers spectacular nighttime views of the city to which it is linked both by a network of major roads and ferries.
Not that you need to travel into the city to satisfy any hunger pangs. Nearby suburbs boast some of the finest and most reasonably priced restaurants that you find anywhere in Australia.
A major and concerted effort involving all levels of government and then community to clean up Sydney's waterways has already had a positive effect in the regeneration of bayside flora and fauna.
This is reflected in a recent study of the Five Dock marine environment which has revealed that the local reach of the Parramatta River is re-emerging as a significant habitat for a wide range of water fowl, shore birds and migratory wading birds.