Waverton

Located four kilometres north of Sydney’s CBD, this suburb’s main transportation networks rely on the likes of rail, bus and ferry.

As a tribute to Robert Old, an early resident of the area, Waverton was given its name in 1929. Once belonging to William Carr, it previously took on the name of an English village that related to his family ties.

Balls Head Bushland Reserve is a popular destination in in this area, for those who like to lead active lifestyles. Named after Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball (a ship commander in the First Fleet of 1788), boasts a number of bushwalking tracks and scenic wonders. Explore these landscapes and you will find various plaques and remnants of depression-era paths, steps and railings along the reserve. To cater for all members of the family, dogs are also welcome, but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Up until 1916, Waverton was primarily inhabited by an Aboriginal community, but since saw a drastic change in civilisation and developments.

Popular locations within Waverton include:

  • Waverton Peninsula Reserve

  • Oyster Cove Reserve

  • The Joseph Bugler Playing Field

  • Merrett Playground.

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