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Spend an Evening at Banjo Paterson Park

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by Eunice (subscribe)
I'm a city girl passionate about travelling, discovering new places and making the most out of my weekends.
Published March 9th 2013
Amazing sunset hues that will take your breath away
Banjo Paterson Park at dusk


Banjo Paterson Park is one of those gems with so much to offer. It is secluded but not out of reach from the main road in Gladesville, and overlooks a beautiful bay area called Looking Glass Bay on Parramatta River.

Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant


As you enter Punt Road, you will approach a beautiful sandstone cottage, called the Banjo Paterson Cottage Restaurant, a popular wedding venue. You can see why it would be a favourite spot amongst engaged couples. The cottage was once the Rockend Cottage, a historic nineteen century landmark with a story behind its beautiful facade. A modern day wedding set in a historic building amidst gorgeous surroundings is every bride to be's dream come true!



On my visit to Banjo Paterson Park at around dusk time one weekend, I had the pleasure of witnessing a bridal party taking pictures all while basking in the golden hues of sunset. It was truly a sight to behold.

A jetty with pink skies in the background


There is a small jetty at the water's edge which makes for great shots. Sitting on a bench with the view of the bay sprawled out before me and watching the sun go down is an experience I'll never take for granted. I felt so mesmerised by the colours of the sky and the shapes of the clouds that I could not help but snap away with my camera.

Sit on a park bench and watch the sun go down


Nearby I can hear the sounds of a family wrapping up a picnic on the grass and the faint tunes of a string quartet from the wedding venue.

There is a pleasant walking track that goes around the Cottage, taking you close to the water's edge. Along the track you'll find several barbeque pits, a kids playground and toilet facilities. I can imagine coming back in the day and having a little barbeque here with friends and family.

Breahtaking views along the walking track


But if you're ever in the area around dusk time, please drop by Banjo Paterson park and watch the sun go down. You'll never regret a moment like this.
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Why? A beautiful park with so much to offer
When: Anytime but dusk time is highly recommended
Where: Punt Road, Gladesville
Cost: Free
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