Milsons Point

As the first entry point available after the leaving the Harbour Bridge from the South end, Milsons Point attracts heavy flows of traffic. Transport is available throughout the city via railways, roads and ferry systems, though many residents opt to go by foot. Serviced by the Balmain, Pyron Bay and Rydalmere lines, the Milsons Point ferry wharf is situated west of the Harbour Bridge.

Named after free settler James Milson (1785-1872), Milsons Point’s position across from Sydney Cove allowed it to witness the European settlements establish their first site in 1788. After obtaining a huge 350 acres of land across from the Harbour, Milson’s luck ran out when land deeds were destroyed in an unfortunate house fire. As a result, his land entitlements were disputed, which saw him suffer a reduction of holdings in 1830, to 50 acres back from the Harbour.

As a most prominent feature of Milsons Point, Luna Park’s reopening in 2004 saw the suburb thrive with tourism popularity. Still operating today, this Alfred Street icon is a crowd favourite in Sydney. Constructed in 1935, the amusement park ran 9-month sessions until 1972, when its trading hours were increased to being open throughout the whole year. In 1972, Luna Park’s tragic Ghost Train fire saw the death of six children and an adult, leading to its demolishment in 1979. After reopening yet again in 1982 and closing for renovations in 1988, the amusement park didn’t receive public attention again until its re-inception in 1995.

Opening its doors to the public in 1936, the North Sydney Olympic Pool’s emblazing art deco designs and stunning brickworks made it an attractive swimming spot in its earlier days. With the installation of innovative filtration systems, the pool’s reputation for a hygienic environment gave it its nickname – ‘The Wonder Pool’. Having then being used as a competitive field for swimming sports – including the 1938 Empire Games – and its moment in the spotlight as a film set, the infamous pool has become a prominent part of local history.
  • Suburb:Milsons Point
Address Suburb Sold Date Bed Bath Car Sale Price
702/12 Glen Street MILSONS POINT 19-08-2016 1 1 1 $930,000 View Property
1103/12 Glen Street MILSONS POINT 3-08-2016 2 2 1 Undisclosed View Property
503/38 Alfred Street MILSONS POINT 30-10-2015 2 2 1 Undisclosed View Property