|Hunters Park Rotunda|
Our walk started at Balmoral Beach, following the path around Balmoral Oval, through Balmoral Park (map link) then up a long series of steps to the ridge top.
To see the spectacular view from above Obelisk Bay (below), we took the side path that leads down to Chowder Bay and Taronga Wharf (see earlier post), before returning to Middle Head Rd.
|Historic gun emplacements, Middle Head|
Middle Head is part of Headland Park, on land formerly occupied by Defence bases. Tunnels and gun emplacements can be seen at the end of Old Fort Rd. and there are other unfenced gun pits around the site.
The fortifications were mostly built between 1870 and 1911.
We caught a 244 (Chowder Bay to City) bus back from Middle Head Rd. (map link) Doing the walk in reverse may be easier.