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“Rusting shipwreck on the shore”
Review of Sawmillers Reserve

Sawmillers Reserve
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This magic reserve is well hidden. From Blues Point Reserve isn't too far away, so it worse to visit the two of them together. Close to the entrance there's the short history of the place, displayed on tables. If you want to know more about this enchanting reserve, stop for a few minutes and read it. The winding trail takes you first to a ruin, probably the old sawmill, and from there one path is leading down to a wooden viewing platform looking over to the peacefully rusting shipwreck on the shore. This little tower is a piece of art. I loved it so much, that I took several photos of it. Don't worry, only for this skillfully put together wooden structure, excluding me. Going down on the stairs you arrive to the lower part of the reserve and can have a closer look at the shipwreck. While choosing the other part of the path from the sawmill ruins, it takes you uphill on a gentle trail, surrounded by magnificent native trees and shrubs. Like walking in a magic, entrancing forest that was dropped down here from a far away past.

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Ignore the incorrect address - it's nowhere near The Rocks. It's in McMahon's Point, overlooking Balls Head Bay, though you can see the Harbour Bridge & Opera House from the southern tip. It's usually deserted except on hot weekends, and apart from the dog walkers (Mad Dogs & Englishmen, etc.) Good spot for a picnic or watching sunset - it faces west.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

quiet,hidden reserve ,stunning views,plenty of shade,close to coffeee shops,historical .Makes a great picnic spot or stop on walk through milsons point

Thank Ashlyn P
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Located in the middle of a tight suburban city town. The entry to the saw mill begins with an enchanted native bush entry to the reserve. It's approx 10-15 min walk from McMahon's point ferry.. By turning right into the 1st street off blues point rd, being a closed off rd. You will find a clear wooden sign marking its entry saw millers reserve. At entry point you will have a feel of how special this reserve is with a cool conditioned atmosphere on a hot summers day. Under the entwined Native trees and vegetation you will sense an excitement to explore its hidden treasures. The winding trail path in this enchanted green bush forest will lead to remains of a saw mill and abandoned timber yard sometime after the 1920,s in the centre of the reserve. Historical inscription boards will describe the location spots in detail of what occurred.. Taking the mysterious native forest trail deeper into the reserve the winding paths will lead you uphill surrounded by exotic trees & floral vegetation where you can sneak a peak of the foreshore scenic sight and vast tall trees and open green grass located on the lower part of the reserve. This up hill path will lead you to back to the tight crowded roads of the hot city suburbs.

Just past the abandoned sawmill in the centre of this mystical reserve is a hidden treehouse overlooking the rusted ship wreck on the foreshore dock down below. The winding wooden stair case of the tree house leads to the lower section of the reserve. Not to far away the abandoned ship has foot stones a muddy creek bank where the ship can be inspected up close..

You find the some of the locals fishing or exercising with their pets along the walk trails of the wild forest and open grass space surrounded by huge trees in the lower part of the park. This reserve is mostly shaded by thick vegetation and huge tall trees creating a fairy tale like atmosphere. Worth exploring!

Thank Mohammed B
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

Lovely relaxed area. Lots of open space right on the water, easy to access and never really busy. Grab a picnic/pizza/bottle of wine and hang out looking over the harbour.

Thank Rossiters_12
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