To the north-east of the CBD, Millers Point towers above the harbour, against the backdrop of a modern cityscape. In stark contrast to this picture of modernity is the sandstone presence of the Sydney Observatory.
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The park itself is a small grassy expanse, consisting of sharp right angles jutting into the Harbour. Although boasting little foliage, Ballarat Park is an ideal location for a quiet picnic with waterfront views. During the midday hours, various joggers can be seen following the foreshore.
Although a comparatively modest expanse, Ballarat Park enjoys an unparalleled view of not only the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a smattering of skyscrapers. The park is accessible from both Darling Island Road and Wharf Crescent. It is also within walking distance of Community Park and Pyrmont Bay Park.
Managed by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, the Darling Island area is a highly favoured location for weddings. While it is necessary to gain permission from the council, there is a comprehensive website dealing with such requests.