An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

Until now, this blog has sort of ignored the fact that when it comes to sheer beauty, Sydney Harbour is right up there at a global level. ...

More Than Just A Pretty Face: McMahons Point

Until now, this blog has sort of ignored the fact that when it comes to sheer beauty, Sydney Harbour is right up there at a global level. This suburb provides a fantastic reminder of this fact.

McMahons Point

I'm going to cut to the chase with McMahons Point. There's one main reason to come here and it's for one of the best views of our amazing harbour:

Now, with that out of the way, let's talk about the suburb. McMahons Point is a relatively small suburb, most easily accessed as a short walk from North Sydney Train Station.

The walk is all downhill and offers what I would call a very pleasant summary of this suburb. So pleasant, in fact, that I brought a buddy with me today.

One of the highlights of the walk is this little-bit-hilarious preschool sign. I think we can all put aside our differences to agree, this is a great sign.

Along the way, we passed a number of vintage and actually rather beautiful houses.

The commercial area here (which is really a handful of cafes and a post office) are best described as "quaint" and appear to have been converted from terrace houses. Sunday coffee anyone?

I do like that this housing complex is extremely proud of the fact that they are number 90.

Finally, we reached the bottom of the hill.

At the bottom of the hill is the drop-dead gorgeous Blues Point Reserve. While reading about this suburb, I found that Blues Point Reserve is actually named after a North-American-born Australian convict, Billy Blue. After serving his time, Blue became a boatman on Sydney Harbour, and is also probably one of the earliest Australians of African background. Cool.

The last time I came here it was to scope out spots for the New Years 2019 Sydney fireworks. Blues Point will be hosting my family and I this year for NYE. I ought to update this post once 2019 happens.

As well as the postcard view of the coathanger, from Blues Point you also get a solid view of the city and Barangaroo

as well as neighbouring North Sydney and Milsons Point (including Luna Park).

At time of writing, a station of the upcoming Sydney Metro is under construction here. I have to say, once the train has been opened you'd struggle to find a more "perfect" place to live in this city (as long as your wallet can handle it - the median house value here is around $3 million while the median apartment can be yours for a lowly $1.2 million.).

Blues Point Reserve curves around, hugging the coastline towards North Sydney, becoming Henry Lawson Reserve in the process.

At the end of the Reserve, you are taken to McMahons Point Ferry Terminal. Can you think of a better way to leave this great little suburb than by boat?

McMahons Point: Sydney may be more than just a pretty face, but you can't argue that her face ain't pretty AF.