Ballast Point Park, Birchgrove
(4.7/5 based on 10+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Looks great at the crack of dawn and at midnight but would be nice if they had extended the hours longer. My favorite place to go when I want to be by water. The view is breathtaking, and the clear wa...  more »
  • Coming from the CBD by bicycle there are plenty of bike lanes and it was easy to find. Great views and the gardens are nice, however the oil refinery itself is nothing to look at. 
  • This old industrial oil refinery has been turned into a nature reserve park it once was prior to it becoming an oil refinery... It has been given a make over & remodelled by the council... To include ...  more »
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  • Such a huge place with plenty to do. A great location with brilliant harbour/city views. Perfect for BBQs or just a lazy weekend stroll. Kids can run around for hours following the paths to different parts of the park which all seem to have a different theme to each section. Would be amazing to see in the new year at this spot but I'm sure it'll be popular
  • A great and (usually) quiet spot right on waterfront to Sydney's best. A great place to go for a picnic or walk
  • Beautiful Park with stunning views of North Sydney and the City. Clean Restrooms, BBQ facilities and free carpark (limited) make this suitable for a quick or day visit.
  • Relaxing & peaceful with the best views of the harbour.. great for exploration of an old historical site turned nature park... I came here a few years back.. It Was more of a abandoned industrial oil refinery built on top of the cliff head of ballast point.. It was Quite unique in architecture with beauty views of the city but it was not developed into the picnic nature area reserve that it is now.. It was not as shaded by many shelter areas or trees... As is now.. The make over of the site is creative & great for a day out by the Harbourside it's not too far away from the Balmain ferry wharf the walk from mort bay park to ballast point park is a 10 to 15 min stroll.. The stroll is enjoyed by viewing the Sydney harbour from the back angle & other nearby harbour sites.. Centre point tower is visible from here as is blues point tower.. as you walk along the Balmain/birch grove harbour you will be able to view balls head reserve as well as Barangaroo reserve it's a beautiful scenic stroll that would not feel like exercise.. As we walked we found that many bring their pets to the local Harbourside for a stroll with them.. By watching the Harbour-side you may also be in for a little surprise.. & see a shark or two popping there heads out to grab a bite to eat such as seagull or flying fish.. As we were shocked to see such a sight.. Interesting to note female sharks like the harbours curved bay's as they come here to raise their pups.. To protect them from the open ocean.. So I heard in a shark documentary see for yourself.. If you plan to take your dog here you have to keep your dog on a leash as requested by the council also this prevents your beloved pet dogs from jumping into the shark infested bay & becoming shark food for 6 foot sharks that are seen here... This place May also be a good fishing spot as I have seen a few do along the foreshore walk ..
  • Great park and awesome location. The park is hidden behind the houses in Balmain and parking may be limited and hard to find during busy weekends. The park itself is vast and is composed of a lot of different sections. The views to the harbour, Barangarro and city skyline are fantastic. There are nor many BBQ's but you can pack a picnic lunch and sit in the many different sections. Dogs need to be on leash at all times, a must visit park.