We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Balls Head Reserve

Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Balls Head Point Road, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 39 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A beautiful spot to see Harbour Bridge

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Supa-arpha
,
Bangkok, Thailand
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 39: English reviews
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Supa-arpha
Yokohama, Japan
Level Contributor
62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

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 be loaded. A few structures from the coal loading days are still around but you can see the rundown pier and a few of... More 

Helpful?
Thank TNJP_Explorer
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
196 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

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 of how things once where 200 hundred years ago. There are amazing Aboriginal sites, Caves and also in more recent times left... More 

Helpful?
Thank benandmuffin247
Guyra, Australia
Level Contributor
296 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

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 spots of the Harbour and Bays. Some Aboriginal Rock Engravings, picnic spots, toilets and a café at the Sustainability Centre. A great way... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Anthony S
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
155 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

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 flora and fauna in the reserve. As the sun rises, you see the glistening, silver cobwebs in the trees, the spiders fanning... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank MWandAW
Sydney
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank The Barbarian
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The walk at the end of Balls Head Rd is fabulous. Drive all the way around to the top car park if you are unable to do a long slightly inclined walk. Its the best view there anyhow and still a nice walk around. Look back to Lavender Bay and See Opera House, Bridge, Darling harbour and Barangaroo. Toilet ammenities... More 

Helpful?
Thank Samcook18
Sydney
Level Contributor
83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

From Waverton Station, a quaint little station in itself, enjoy a walk down a sleepy suburb and then walk into the bush to Balls Head. Discover some Aboriginal rock engravings, see a small cave where one can picture what life might have been like before the English came. There is a place to BBQ, and it is possible to park... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lilly062
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Great little bushwalk opportunity affording glimpses over the majesty of Sydney harbour. Can be reached by car with ample parking and free bbq areas available.Lovely old red gums and a bit of history in proximity showing what Sydney harbour once was like.

Helpful?
Thank Rossiters_12
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1,098 reviews
327 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

One morning I had planned to go for a bit of a walk around the harbour, and somehow found myself here. I have to say that I am really glad that I did. One thing that I discovered that that while the south shore tends to have a lot of manufactured parks, the parks on the north shore tend to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MrDavetheSarks

Travellers who viewed Balls Head Reserve also viewed

McMahons Point, North Sydney
 
North Sydney, Greater Sydney
North Sydney, Greater Sydney
 

Been to Balls Head Reserve? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Balls Head Reserve staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?