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Balls Head Reserve

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In the bush by the harbour.

This has always been one of my favourite places to come to walk, to read, to draw or just sit and... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
Karen C
Natural and unspoilt

Worth the trip to enjoy the natural environment. The view alone is worth the effort but the wild... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2019
Bewdley, United Kingdom
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Balls Head Point Road, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

This has always been one of my favourite places to come to walk, to read, to draw or just sit and look at the views. It is even better now that it connects via a bush track to The Coalloader.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen C
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Worth the trip to enjoy the natural environment. The view alone is worth the effort but the wild habitat exceeds expectations.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank digbyass
Reviewed January 10, 2019

You keep walking. The roads are all properly signed. I think the way we walked through the coal loader is the best way. So the signs lead you to the coal loader. And as we go through the coal loader we reach a place where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sandeepk212
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

One of the jewels of Sydney Harbour. Enter if possible from the tunnel at the old coal loader then follow the paths through classic bush to a few picnic spots with great views of the harbour and city (one is so accessible from the car...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mrdom
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Balls Head Reserve is probably the closest nature reserve to downtown Sydney. On a clear day it enjoys fantastic vistas of the city skyline, the harbour bridge (setting aside the intrusion of the odious Blues Point Towers) and nearby Goat Island. It is also easily...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JElliot32
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Balls Head is awesome! The Coal loader has a cafe and sustainability centre, toilets and everything you need, then you trundle off to beautiful bushland with great sights of the Harbour, the bridge and the city! You can drive in and picnic. We traveled by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carolynp24
Reviewed August 30, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jenny L
Reviewed March 22, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Us3Sydney
Reviewed February 18, 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Carly B
Reviewed January 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Silvina G
January 22, 2018|
Response from MIke2902 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't notice a bbq area, but most of the site has water views.