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Balls Head Reserve, North Sydney

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  • Nice place for a scenic walk with lovely harbour views. The nearby coal loader tunnels are also worth checking out if you're in the area  more »
  • This is another great spot for a walk and enjoy the view of Sydney CBD and Harbour bridge. We went there on Saturday morning after breakfast and it was really nice.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • I remember walking the area in my 20's and thought the views were amazing - any place else in the world and the land here would have been sold off for development for a fortune. I only recently got sent a picture of my parents in the years before I was born, and it shows them posing with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background. My best guess is that it must have been taken at Balls head Reserve, looking over towards Blues Point - but I can't be sure. I live in the USA these days, so can't very well check it out. Google maps certainly seems to show an area of the reserve looking out on the harbour - if someone could kindly cross reference the attached picture against the present background I'd certainly appreciate it - bear in mind that Blues Point Tower wouldn't have been there when my parents posed for this pic!
  • Can wander around this small peninsular bushland area. Fab lookout over the harbour. Can also explore the old Coal Loader historic site & sustainable food garden with its nearby aboriginal rock carvings.
  • Amazing views of the harbour, city and goat island. Great place for walks, running. BBQ facilities
  • Wonderful little oasis of Bushland on Sydney Harbor. Fantastic views of the Harbor Bridge and city from some of the lookouts in this tranquil nature reserve. Highly recommend taking a look if you have some time to spare.
  • Great tracks to walk and hide away from everyone for picnics with excellent views of the city and harbour!