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Things to do in WavertonWaverton's beautiful harbourside areas at Balls Head Reserve, Waverton Park, Lavender Bay and Berry Island contain perfect locations for walks and picnics and feature some of the most stunning harbour views in Sydney. Nearby Milsons Point is home to Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic swimming pool. Restaurants, cafes and bars can be found throughout McMahons Point and North Sydney and are great for a long lunch or quiet drink. The busy retail and dining strip of Willoughby Road at Crows Nest is also a short distance away and is known for its alfresco cafes and modern bistros. The many attractions of Sydney's CBD such as the Opera House, Circular Quay and The Rocks are also easily accessible from Waverton, with a short train ride putting visitors into the heart of the city.
History of WavertonOriginally inhabited by Aboriginal people for thousands of years, Waverton was first settled by Europeans in the 1820s when Edward Wollstonecraft and Alexander Berry took up a large land grant encompassing much of present day Wollstonecraft, Crows Nest and Waverton. Joseph Purser established an estate after buying land from the pair and in 1845 built Waverton House. The extension of the railway line, and later the construction of the Harbour Bridge, saw Waverton become an extremely popular residential suburb, enjoying close proximity to the harbour, North Sydney and Sydney's CBD.
Landmark in WavertonWaverton is a gorgeous North Shore suburb enjoying excellent transport links and close proximity to both North Sydney and Sydney's CBD. Known for its stunning harbour views, Waverton's most famous landmarks include Balls Head Reserve, Waverton Park and HMAS Waterhen. Waverton is also close to famous Sydney landmarks such as Luna Park, Lavender Bay, Blues Point Tower and the Harbour Bridge.
Shopping in WavertonWaverton has a local shopping strip located on Bay Road next to the railway station. Nearby North Sydney offers a large retail precinct with Greenwood Plaza the main shopping centre. Crows Nest is also just up the road and houses supermarkets, pharmacies, newsagencies, banks and specialty grocers.
Restaurants & Cafes in WavertonBlues Point Road is known for its cafes and pubs, while North Sydney is home to a number of excellent bistros and diners. Willoughby Road at Crows Nest is a popular North Shore dining strip and offers a large number of options.
Sports & Fitness in WavertonBalls Head Reserve is a large park popular with hikers and joggers. Harbourfront paths also travel around Blues Point and Lavender Bay and contain excellent areas for walking and running. The swimming pool beneath the Harbour Bridge at Milsons Point is one of the most picturesque in the world and is a great place to cool down on a hot day. Other facilities in and around Waverton include tennis courts, bowling greens, gyms and playing fields.
Transport in WavertonWaverton is a short drive from Sydney's CBD via the harbour Bridge and Pacific Highway. Waverton's railway station is on the North Shore line with trips to the city taking around 15 minutes. Bus services also connect Waverton with North Sydney and surrounding suburbs.
Distance to the City from Waverton6 Km and Minutes by Taxi
Distance to the Airport from Waverton22 Km and Minutes by Taxi
Real Estate & Design in WavertonThere is a range of accommodation available in Waverton, from self contained townhouses to fully furnished apartments and homes. Using train and bus services, Waverton is only 15 minutes from Sydney's CBD, making rental accommodation in this suburb suitable for individuals, couples, families and corporate guests.
Schools, Institutions, Hospitals in WavertonThere are primary schools in Greenwich, Cammeray and North Sydney. Secondary schools in the area include Shore, Monte Sant Angelo College, North Sydney Girls? High and North Sydney Boys? High.