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Ideas for getting there...walk down from main St (Darling St)

Balmain is a gorgeous (now v popular) historic village (close to the city) which was once a working... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Canberra, Australia
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Good views

This is a nice waterside park running down a hill to a point with good views of the harbour and of... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
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Glassop Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041, Australia
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Balmain is a gorgeous (now v popular) historic village (close to the city) which was once a working class area near the harbour. My mother grew up in East Balmain (near the wharf) - her father was a fisherman from about 1900. There’s a small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is a nice waterside park running down a hill to a point with good views of the harbour and of planes landing. Even has a small beach at the bottom of the cliff, plus Dawn Fraser baths are next to it. Has toilets but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mrdom
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a really beautiful park with great views of the Paramatta river and is a great place to just relax with your loved one and enjoy the views of the harbour. Also a nic epark to take your furry friends along.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank anand i
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The grand old trees at this park, and the gorgeous views make it a hidden gem. Brilliant spot for a picnic.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank cossiefamily
Reviewed 10 February 2018

This park has fond memories for us as we got married in the central rotunda. This park is huge for Balmain and you can walk right to the point and look over Sydney harbour. There are several walking tracks that take you down the cliffside...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kat A
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Balmain is a different suburb from when I lived here for many years, so much more apartment building but this is one of the better parts that has remained a constant. A lovely relaxing park with great views of the Parramatta River and close to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Great for families and picnics! The rotunda can be booked out for birthdays and it is only a 5 minute walk down to Dawn Fraser Baths

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Georgia W
Reviewed 6 April 2017

One of the best places to watch and enjoy the peaceful activities on the Parramatta River. The point looks directly at Cockatoo Island and some aspects of the Drummoyne waterfront.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MaxM1484
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Kids love this park because there is so much to explore and the parents can keep an eye on them at the same time. Good harbour views. There is the old bandstand, swings and slippery dips, walking tracks, the Dawn Frazer pool and lots of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank C81BWkeithg
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A sparkling wrap-around water view, huge shady trees, grassy picnic spots, a picturesque band-stand, a picture postcard wedding venue, well-appointed and securely fenced children's playground, wheel-chair accessible, dog-friendly, and a photographer's delight - land, water, skyscapes, foliage and Cockatoo Island. The iconic Dawn Fraser Swimming...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank AnnBurleigh
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Take the ferry to the inner west suburb of Balmain and
be enchanted with this picturesque and eclectic
waterside area. A stroll down Darling Street will take
you on a tour of coffee shops, boutique delicatessens
and shops offering wholefood products and organic
cuisines. Yoga studios abound, and live music emanates
from the hotels at night. As the place where the
Australian Labor Party formed in 1891, Balmain has
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Response from Kat A | Reviewed this property |
On street parking but not metered. Can be busy on the weekends and is a no go on new years