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Published September 27th 2016
Enjoy a Million Dollar view of Sydney for free in Woolwich
Map of Woolwich Dock & Parklands (Clarkes Point Reserve)
Although such a big city, Sydney has a massive variety of beautiful kept parks with equally beautiful views spread across the city. The best park and view of all though can be found in Woolwich in the North Shore. It is a quiet, friendly and French-style suburb that you will find on the far end of Hunter's Hill; Woolwich sits on the peninsula between the Lane Cove & Parramatta River, with million dollar views of Sydney.
Clarkes Point Reserve is dog-friendly! (Just remember to clean up after your pooch)
A leisurely stroll along the foreshore boardwalk of Clarkes Point Reserve gives you incredible views of Cockatoo Island, North Sydney, Sydney City & the Harbour Bridge. It is a very popular picnic spot amongst families, couples, dog-walkers and singles alike. The reserve also makes for a wonderful venue to have a birthday party, celebration, wedding or for a large gathering of people on a sunny day.
Or if you just want to relax and watch all the sea traffic pass you by, find a patch of grass (won't be difficult!) and drift away. For hosting an event though,if you follow the boardwalk past the Hunters Hill Sailing Club you will stumble upon gazebos, BBQ facilities and plenty of paid parking to facilitate a great day out.
Not only is the foreshore of Woolwich a beautiful place to escape the city and enjoy the views from the park, but it also has a lot of interesting Maritime and War history behind it. If you head east along the reserve you will reach Clarkes Point that connects to Woolwich Dock.
Woolwich Dock was the largest of its kind in Australia in 1901 and played a huge role in repairing vessels and constructing passenger vessels into armed forces for the World Wars. You are in for a treat when taking a leisurely stroll at Clarkes Point as you will be able to stumble upon artefacts in impressive conditions, with the view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background - remember your camera!
Woolwich foreshore has so many great attributes to it for a wonderful day out away from the city. Whether you're having a picnic, a celebration, watching the sunset, walking the dog or just relaxing; you can do it all with a million dollar backdrop of Sydney's skyline. P.S Definitely keep this spot in mind, if you don't already have plans for New Year's Eve in Sydney. You have the perfect vantage point to view the fireworks, surrounded by family and friends.