Waverton is a lovely lower North Shore village like suburb of Sydney. It's approximately 4km north of the Sydney CBD and is located right on Sydney Harbour. It can be easily accessed by train, bus or car.
Waverton is home to lovely cafes, playgrounds and is best known for Balls Head Reserve. This bushland area was once home to the Cammeraygal people and we are still lucky enough to be able to find some of their rock art on bush walks throughout the area. This area was also home to a coal depot from the 1920's - 1992. Today you can still see the tunnels that were used to store the coal and you even walk through one of them! The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability has now been created nearby by the local council and it is home to a community garden and very tasty cafe.
Many Thanks to Wikipedia (and my own local knowledge) for the Geography and History Lesson!
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Botanica Garden Cafe - Botanica Garden Cafe (BGC) is located on the main drag of Waverton. It was formerly a nursery (plant not baby) hence its name and lovely surrounds. It is decorated in an eclectic, shabby chic style with the garden theme being central to every square centimetre of the place.
Things to do with Kids In & Around Waverton
- Explore Balls Head Reserve - there are family friendly bush walks, tunnels to be explored, Aboriginal rock art to be discovered, funky sculpture to be found and magnificent Harbour views - why not pack a picnic and spend the day there?
- Say hello to the chooks at the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability and also learn about community gardening from one of the friendly volunteers;
- Grab a takeaway from one of the many cafes in the village, and head to one of these parks - Merrett Playground at Waverton Park, Euroka St Park, Brennan Park (it's actually officially located in the next door suburb of Wollstonecraft;
- Check out the Coal Loader Artisan's Market held on the last Sunday of every season.