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Balls Head Reserve, North Sydney

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Balls Head Reserve is located in North Sydney. See Balls Head Reserve and all McMahons Point has to offer by arranging your trip with our McMahons Point vacation trip planner.
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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • A round trip walk from home to Balls Head takes 45 minutes and in the summer months, it is my morning exercise before work. I love seeing the sunrise from Balls Head and feeling the nature of the flor...  read more »
  • There is plenty of parking and the view of the Bridge and Harbour are fantastic. A photographer's delight. A short walk through the bush and the beauty of the Harbour just opens up for the camera. 
  • 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.
  • Lovely and quiet reserve with a view of the CBD
  • One of the most popular spots to view the NYE fireworks. Also great just to look out over the city any time of the year. I find getting here is a little annoying, winding roads, narrow streets, slow speeds but the view is well worth it
  • This reserve provides the one of the best places to watch the spectacular NYE fireworks! You are able to climb down right to the harbour. Check out my photos i published to Google Maps!
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