Bradfield Park, Kirribilli

A waterfront park with harbour views

Over last weekend, I recalled seeing that side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. As I stood from Bradfield Park in Kirribilli, I was drawn to how this iconic bridge looks slightly distorted from that side, especially with the road connecting to the pylons appearing prominent in this image. As I captured it, I felt a sense of relief because it was refreshing to see the bridge from a different angle to my usual spots. It reminds me of how people used to picnic and hang around in large groups during pre-covid, especially when the Kirribilli markets used to be on.

Bradfield Park, Kirribilli

Why I love this image of Bradfield Park, Kirribilli?

Besides being drawn to the slightly distorted view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, there are 3 other things which I find this image interesting. Firstly, the local trees and shrubs featured in this image which makes it uniquely Australian. The tree on the right side of the image reminds me of how a model could be standing next to the tree in a similar fashion. From my past travels, the structural branches and trunks of that tree are slightly twisty. I find it lovely to see some green space near the bridge.

Secondly, this image makes me notice the steelworks underneath the roads leading to the pylons. I find myself always enjoy looking at old photos featuring its construction back in the day. It makes me appreciate the solid nature of this famous bridge.

Thirdly, I could joyfully remember having all this space to myself while capturing this image. I didn't feel in a hurry to get the perfect shot due to less people out and about. 


Getting to Bradfield Park, Kirribilli

Via public transport

Catch the train to Milsons Point train station and walk down Alfred St South past the roundabout. 

You can also catch a ferry to Milsons Point ferry wharf and walk uphill via Alfred St South.


By car

Limited street parking on Alfred St South and surrounding streets.


Other nearby highlights

  • the famous Kirribilli markets held on alternate weekends that sells locally-made arts and crafts, foods and pre-loved items. At this time, they're not run due to the current covid situation. But it's something to keep on eye out for when things open up. 
  • Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden
  • the scenic Lavender Bay walk which includes the Lavender Bay wharf and miniature sculptures of classic Australian cartoon characters
  • Bradfield Park (under the Sydney Harbour Bridge) - a great picnic spot
  • Sydney's Luna Park near Milsons Point wharf 
  • the North Sydney Olympic Pool located right next to Luna Park (currently closed for renovations).


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About Let There Be Life Photo

Karen is the creative founder and photographer of Let There Be Life Photo who loves capturing Sydney and creating happy memories of her hometown. She turns beautiful images into wall art prints for Sydney lovers. If you love this pic, check out more of her photos featuring Blues Point and McMahons Point, Kirribilli and Lavender Bay in Sydney.






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