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Kirribilli to Cremorne Point
The suburbs of Sydney's lower north shore, Kirribilli, Neutral Bay and Cremorne, are wonderful to walk around. There are links to history, the military, the creative arts and Australian politics.
Catch a train or ferry to Milsons Point and walk to Jeffrey Street Wharf. Follow the shoreline eastward to Dr Mary Booth Reserve, then take the stairs to Waruda Street and turn right. Go left up Beulah Street, and right into Kirribilli Avenue. You will pass Admiralty House and Kirribilli House, which the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister. Back track to Carabella Street and meander along the beautiful streets, going right into Peel Street, taking in the view at Colindia Reserve across Neutral Harbour. Go back to Elamang Avenue and proceed down McDougall Street and past the Ensemble Theatre.
Follow the pathway to the other side of Milson Park, then up the steps at the far side to High Street. Go left then right at Hipwood Street and a short left down Adderstone Avenue, then a right along Clark Road to Anderson Park. In 1934, the famous aviator Charles Kingsford-Smith used this park as a runway for his monoplane 'Lady Southern Cross' to fly to Mascot Airport. Proceed up the pathway to Kurraba Road and walk down to Manns Road and onto Hayes Street. There are a couple of cafes heading down towards Neutral Bay wharf. On the walk down look for the sign for Hayes Street Beach. Steps under the building lead to this delightful beach with views across the harbour.
Walk back to Lower Wycombe Road, then right into Wallaringa Avenue. Soon you will pass Nutcote House, a museum and the former home of May Gibbs, the author and illustrator of 'The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie'. Follow the road into Spains Wharf Road and head diagonally across to Hollowforth Avenue. Veer left and walk along Shellcove Road until you reach Honda Road. Follow this down to Bogota Avenue and turn right. As the road turns left up a hill, there is a pathway through parklands with magnificent views across the harbour. At the end of this walk is Cremorne Point Wharf. Here you can catch a ferry to Circular Quay, or a bus to any part of the North Shore.
It's a walk of about 5 kilometres.
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