Dawn Fraser Baths
Australia’s all-conquering 1956–64 Olympian Dawn Fraser sacrificed her youth swimming laps at these tidal baths. The magnificently...
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Riverview Hotel & Dining
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Elkington Park information
If Balmain’s historic cuteness doesn’t float your boat, head to Elkington Park, named in 1883 after a local politician. At the bottom of the escarpment, the magnificently restored late-Victorian (1884) timber enclosure at the tidal Dawn Fraser Baths picturesquely protects swimmers from underwater undesirables. Australia’s all-conquering 1956–64 Olympian Dawn Fraser sacrificed her youth here swimming laps.