Balls Head Nature Walk


Enjoy a guided walk through native Australian flora with magnificent views of Sydney Harbour.

This fascinating botanical and historical walk with Jenny Farrer, local guide and longstanding member of the Australian Plants Society, begins at Waverton Station, just a few short stops away from the city centre. The first part of this walk is along Ball’s Head Road, where stunning views over Ball’s Head Bay and Berry’s Bay will be enjoyed. We’ll continue past HMAS Waterhen, a local naval base, to a fascinating Aboriginal engraving outside the former Coal Loader. After exploring the Coal Loader, now a Community Environment Centre and showcase for sustainability, we will walk through a stunning woodland of Sydney Red Gums (Angophoras) to the Flagpole Picnic area, the highest point west of the Harbour Bridge.

At the end of Ball’s Head there is a wonderful panorama of the Sydney skyline, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and Goat Island. On the Eastern side of the headland is an Aboriginal occupation shelter, from which many artefacts have been excavated. The walk back to Waverton Station is through parkland created on the former BP Berry’s Bay Oil Terminal.

What's Included

• Guided nature and history walk
• Drinking water
• Sunscreen

What's Not Included

• Transport to and from Balls Head
• Food

Other Information

Please note that the price for this experience is $99 per person for the first 2 people on the booking. If you are booking more people, the price for the 3rd and subsequent people is $75 per person.

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