Figtree Point in Northbridge, New South Wales

Having developed a passion for discovering local reserves and parks with waterviews and a few bushes, I developed an interest in checking out Figtree Point (aka Hallstrom Point). I love anything that's local and off-the-beaten track. Even better, it has some interesting history. Hallstrom Point was named after Sir Edward Hallstrom, a philanthropist and local industrialist. His home 'Figtree House' (now demolished) was located on Coolawin Road. 

Figtree Point (aka Hallstrom Point) at Northbridge, New South Wales

Above: Boats lying on the rock shelf at Figtree Point in Northbridge, New South Wales.

 

As you can see, the rock shelf is exposed at low tide which gives access to beautiful views of Middle Harbour. Notice the boats lying on the rocks.

Rock formations at Figtree Point in Northbridge, New South Wales

 Above: Boats lying on the rock shelf at Figtree Point in Northbridge.

 

The longer I stayed there, the more fascinated I am with the interesting rock formations. I love how the tree shadows go over the rock shelf and boats while looking over towards Middle Harbour at the same time. 

Tree shadows over the rock formations at Hallstrom Point, Northbridge

 Above: Fabulous views of Middle Harbour from Hallstrom Point in Northbridge.

 

Check out my behind-the-scenes video time-lapse of me photographing at Figtree Point in Northbridge, New South Wales.

 

Getting to Figtree Point in Northbridge, New South Wales

Access to Figtree Point is via a steep concrete roadway.

By car

Drive along Coolawin Road until you see Hallstrom Close. Go straight along Hallstrom Close until you see a cul-de-sac. Limited street parking available on Hallstrom Close.

By public transport

Take the bus route 202 at Miller St before Falcon St in North Sydney. Get off at Sailors Bay Road opposite Aubrey Road. Walk along Aubrey and Coolawin Road, then onto Hallstrom Close.  

 

Popular local cafes near Figtree Point in Northbridge, New South Wales

The Owls Cafe

A nice cosy cafe located on Shop 2/282 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge that serves up great coffee, alongside with pastries, gluten-free cakes, breakfast and brunch dishes.

The Local Cafe Northbridge

Popular local cafe that serves an all day breakfast and sandwiches menu.

Ritual Coffee Traders Northbridge

Lovely local cafe that serves great coffee, juices and baked treats. Well-known for having a variety of healthy food options, such as the paleo banana bread and gluten-free muffins.

 

Other local highlights near Figtree Point in Northbridge, New South Wales

Clive Park

A lovely reserve with abundant native flora and fauna overlooking towards Middle Harbour. 

Flat Rock Gully Reserve

A popular walking trail that starts at Northbridge Park with great variety of native flora and fauna. Great water views as well. Check out the famous Long Gully Bridge and the large wattle tree that blooms in September. 

Tunks Park playground

A popular park for picnics, boating and sports training located in Cammeray. Wonderful place for spectacular water views and Australian native flora. 

 

Click here for other great places to hangout in Sydney during spring. Check out the top places for the best Sydney Harbour views.

 

Love Karen

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 Sydney photos featuring Sydney Harbour, Cremorne Point, Balmoral Beach and the eastern suburbs in Sydney.

 

 

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