Point sights in Sydney
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Cremorne Point (technically Robertsons Point; Woolwarra-jurng to the Eora people) is a beaut spot for a picnic on grassy Cremorne Reserve or a swim in the free saltwater MacCallum Pool. The harbour views from here are downright delicious (especially when the New Year’s Eve fireworks are erupting).
Ferries chug past, newspaper readers flip pages, and there’s a coffee shop in the ferry terminal – pretty darn chilled out.
The Sydney residences of Australia’s governor-general and prime minister are located on Kirribilli Point, east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. When they're in town, the PM gets some shut-eye in the Gothic Revival–style Kirribilli House, built in 1854, while the GG bunkers down in Admiralty House, built in 1846, which is nearer the bridge and is the one everyone dreams of living in (if it came without the job).
Both houses are better spotted from the water than by peering through the lightly fortified gates (they ain’t the White House).
Squeezed between the Harbour Bridge and the politicians, the diminutive Dr Mary Booth Reserve Foreshore Walkway offers great views of…