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Balls Head Reserve, North Sydney

(4.7/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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  • Nice place for a walk through carefully cultivated wilderness. Many trails and a few nice views of the harbor and the bridge. Included in the park is Coal Loader area where the coal ships... used to b...  more »
  • Balls head is an amazing place to visit so much history and it is hard to believe you are in the heart of Sydney. Beautiful bush setting with amazing harbour views. It gives you a real time experience...  more »
  • Id suggest to walk from Waverton Train Station. Its a scenic but a bit steep walk along a good path to Balls Head. Highly recommend stopping at the old Coal Loader Wharf. There are some great lookout ...  more »
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  • Beautiful reserve to explore & walk the natural bush forest in the middle of harbour waters.. Discovering the most beautiful views of the ocean harbour & the entire city of Sydney along the way.. The car park bays are close to the picnic ground areas & not to far away are some of the most beautiful lookouts that Sydney has to offer.. If you keep following one of the marked winding trails within the luscious growth of vegetation bushland & forest trees which circulate around the entire reserve there are many secluded hidden lookouts to discover from the sectioned large rocky areas to the rocky stair ways leading to cleared green lawns...surrounded by large trees... These lookouts are marked by metal gates or wooden short fences which border the edge of the cliffs..overlooking the Sydney harbour & the nearby city suburbs of Sydney Whilst enjoying the trek you will discover many different caves with man made doors or posts making them look like cave houses or shelters.. Makes you wonder about the history of these caves & if they were ever inhabited by the native aboriginal people.. These sites would benefit from historical inscriptions boards posted near these cave shelters/houses as I'm sure people & even the tourists would love to learn about the historical background of this magical & spiritual reserve.. Also as you walk the bush trails its so peaceful that you can hear a twig crack if someone was coming through the same trail you were on but has not yet turned the corner for you to see them.. It has a very spiritual feel to it that it almost feels magical.. It is extremely peaceful & relaxing here.. You will be glad you had the pleasure to experience such a natural treasure..
  • Great area for a picnic either in a big group with a gorgeous view of the city. Easy access from the train station which is not too far away.
  • Incredible place to see the harbour or enjoy a picnic.
  • It's incredibly beautiful, spectacular
  • Lovely walks with unbeatable views of the city and harbour.