Balls Head Reserve is a patch of natural bushland close to Waverton on the lower North Shore, with walking tracks and picnic areas with incredible views of the Harbour Bridge and the city. It is one of those places so close to everything, yet you can feel like you’re a world away from it all.
The Aboriginal name for Balls Head is Yerroulbine. There are several middens, art sites and rock engravings in the park.
The park has several walking tracks of varying length, from 10 minutes to 40 minutes.
Picnic and BBQ
The park has BBQs and picnic tables, with small picnic areas with views of the city. Parking is available.
How to get there:
Train: Alight at Waverton station on the northern line. The entrance to the park is 10 minutes walk along Balls Head Road from the train station.
Car: Turn off the Pacific Highway onto Bay Road or Crows Nest Road and follow it to Balls Head Rd. Follow Balls Head Rd to the reserve.