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Sydney Branch: Wendy’s Secret Garden, Balls Head guided walks and Coal Loader sunset drinks

18 March 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT

We will meet at the famous Luna Park face in the early afternoon and walk the promenade around Lavender Bay to Wendy’s Secret Garden where we will enjoy the ambience of this terraced guerrilla garden that overlooks the harbour. We will be meeting Wendy Whiteley in the garden along with her volunteer coordinator, Mr Ian Curdie, then we will be catching a shuttle bus to Carradah Park and Balls Head.

A guided walking tour will take us through the reclaimed BP site which now forms Carradah Park and around historic Berrys Bay to Balls Head. Afternoon tea will be served in Carradah Park. The views of the harbour, city and heritage sites that comprise the Waverton Peninsula will then be topped off by a tour of the Coal Loader provided by David Banbury from North Sydney Council. As well as explaining the transformation of this site into a wonderful community space David will take us into the tunnel beneath the coal loader which illustrates the workings of this early industrial site.

To end the day sunset drinks will be provided at the Coal Loader Platform overlooking the western arm of Sydney Harbour. As sunset will be at 7:10 pm the shuttle bus will return revellers to Luna Park from 7:30 onward.

Where: Wendy’s Garden – Lavender Bay and Balls Head

Cost: Members $95; Non-members $115; Students $50

Book: at Trybooking.

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18 March 2022
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
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