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Interesting tribute to the history of surfing in Australia

This is a curious park, the main part of which is the elevated statue of Duke K… who is said to... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
jrandsk
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Freshwater, Australia
Paying tribute to the first surfers of Australia.

Everyone is writing about the view, and the pool, but hardly a word about the surfers. Maybe I'm... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
stinkwink
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a curious park, the main part of which is the elevated statue of Duke K… who is said to have introduced surfing to this country. Around the park are plaques recognising the achievement of other Australian surfers.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jrandsk
Reviewed 17 July 2018

McKillop Park is set in a lovely location on a hill north of Freshwater Beach. The walk along the pathways is dotted with plaques depicting former world surfing champion. The park is overlooked by a bronze statue of King Kamehameha of Hawaii. He is said...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Everyone is writing about the view, and the pool, but hardly a word about the surfers. Maybe I'm the one who took it wrong, but I think McKillop park is mostly the Duke Paoa Kahanamoku statue and commemorative park. He was the man, who introduced...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I was up at McKillop Park around sunset tonight. It was really just lucky timing more than anything else but I was able to see the moon rise and got some amazing pictures of the moon reflecting off the ocean. It was stunning. There is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank 2BEis2SKI
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I'd not call this a park: a carpark maybe? It's an excellent look out point for whales, and we saw some; whilst sitting on a bench next to the car park!

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to come and sit, relax and watch the ocean. Views south to Manly and North Head and beaches north past Curl Curl. Right now there is major construction going on at The Mounties. You can grab a swim in Freshie Pool while there....More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Great place just to sit and watch the ocean or access the pool. Views to North Head and North Curl Curl. Parking fees apply unless you are a Warringah resident. Accessing some of the parking area requires a difficult sharp turn especially if someone has...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Barry M
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is a really accessible area to enjoy the coastal view of the Northern beaches...there is plenty of parking and grass areas to enjoy a picnic or coffee....

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank U5483MRmarks
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We visited this area coincidently because of geocaching. The sea views are really beautiful. You can see Fresh water beach. There is swimming pool thee as well.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank 809michaelab
Reviewed 5 December 2013

This is a beautiful park on the headland overlooking Freshwater Beach and out to sea. Beautiful views south towards Manly and north towards Curl Curl and Dee Why Beaches. A circular viewing area with a low stonewall on which to sit and take in the...More

Date of experience: November 2013
3  Thank Agro_Sydney
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