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Balls Head Reserve

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A wonderfully peaceful spot

I take my 95yr old mother to this reserve occasionally, just to sit in the bush and look at the... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Jenny L
Lovely Harbour View with Barbecue Facilities

This is a nice quiet spot on Sydney Harbour with a lovely view. The area has picnic tables and... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Balls Head Point Road, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

I take my 95yr old mother to this reserve occasionally, just to sit in the bush and look at the harbour and the city beyond. During the week it is very quiet, but a great place for walking, picnicing etc.

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This is a nice quiet spot on Sydney Harbour with a lovely view. The area has picnic tables and barbecues and taps with cold water. Keep an eye on the birds though - they love barbecues too!! Plenty of parking close to facilities.

Thank Us3Sydney
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Easy hike/walk, for all levels. Venture onto some of the paths less travelled and find the rocks that the fishermen fish off of and you'll see the BEST views of the Bridge and Opera House.

Thank Carly B
Reviewed 27 January 2018

A hiddden gem in North Sydney. Lovely views from the easy walks and a nice little cafe serving good quality coffee and snacks.

Thank Firsttimecruiser52
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Fantastic view with BBQ facilities. Lots of parking spaces. Can also take train to Waver station and walk there in 20 mins. We have took our friends there multiple times and all of them were amazed by the views. Highly recommend this place to people...More

Thank memoryoftime
Reviewed 27 December 2017

So near, and yet so far - easy to escape the city for a wonderful bush walk with stunning views of the harbour. Easy-grade walking track for the not so fit amongst us, but also enough of a work-out for those who are ... Ending...More

Thank MIke2902
Reviewed 19 December 2017

This is a nice little reserve, hidden amongst suburbia. Plenty of walking tracks. Good views over Sydney harbour, the opera house and the harbour bridge. The reserve has a few picnic table one or two BBQ and a small toilet block.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

an easy walk to some stunning views, great picnic spots and a cafe with great meals. Great views across to the harbour bridge but also taking in cockatoo island and around to anzac bridge..

Thank whalank
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Super spot for a walk by Sydney's magnificent harbor - In sections you are in bush land where city sights are nowhere to be seen. In other sections you are confronted with magnificent views of the Harbour Bridge and downtown Sydney. Excellent coffee shop and...More

Thank Basil16
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We've gone pastthe sign at Waverton Railyway Station a million times. Alight here for Beautiful Balls Head. We've said for years we'd do it one day and were absolutely delighted. Get off at Waverton station and follow the signs. Most of them say to to...More

Thank Jillian R
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Silvina G
23 January 2018|
Response from MIke2902 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't notice a bbq area, but most of the site has water views.