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Dawes Point Park

  • Hickson Rd. Map It
  • The Rocks
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

The wonderful views of the harbor (and since the 1930s, the Harbour Bridge) have made this park and its location noteworthy for centuries. Named for William Dawes, a First Fleet marine officer and astronomer who established the colony's first basic observatory nearby in 1788, this park was also once the site of a fortification known as Dawes Battery. The cannons on the hillside pointing toward the Opera House came from the ships of the First Fleet.

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Hickson Rd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Published 07/21/2016


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