Balls Head Reserve

Parks and Gardens

Balls Head Reserve in Waverton, Sydney has a rich history and was frequently used by the local Aboriginal community prior to 1916 and still has historic art sites and rock engravings to this day. The reserve was named after Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, a commander of the First Fleet of 1788. In 1912, the Australian Army claimed the land and built a Quarantine Depot to service boats operating from Quarantine Station at North Head.

The land has now become a public parkland offering stunning views over Sydney Harbour and Sydney central business district. With a cafe on-site and plenty of natural beauty, the parklands offer an interesting history and vantage point overlooking Sydney.

Located at the southern end of Balls Head Drive, Waverton, Balls Head Reserve is an easy 10-minute walk from Waverton railway station. There is car parking in the reserve and on Balls Head Road.

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