McKillop Park

McKillop Park, Freshwater: Address, Phone Number, McKillop Park Reviews: 4.5/5

McKillop Park
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qaatalia
Sydney, Australia300 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We regularly visit McKillop Park as there is always something different to see. Yesterday it was a gannet diving for 'his' dinner. Later this month the keen eyed might spot whales spouting. Fun!
Written 10 May 2019
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jrandsk
Freshwater, Australia670 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
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.
Written 16 September 2018
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Kenneth H
Hillarys81 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
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 to have been the first person to ride the waves on a wooden plank in Hawaii.
Written 16 July 2018
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
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 the surfing to the Australians and made it to a national sport. In this park are many mosaic images commemorating the well-known world champion surfers. The first ISF World Surfing Championships winners were Midget Farrelly World Champion in 1964, and Phyllis O’Donnell in amateur World Champion. Robert “Nat” Young, won in 86, 88, 89, and 90. It is just a few examples from the list would be too long. At the highest point of the park, Duke whips, on top of a wave, standing on his surfboard. This statue is that you can notice from a distance.
From the little hill, there is an excellent view of both Curl Curl and Freshwater Beach.
Written 31 March 2018
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2BEis2SKI
Charlotte, NC1,252 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
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 a salt water pool here and quite a bit of rock that you can venture out on. It's a beautiful area.
Written 10 May 2017
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Euro B
Belrose, Australia21 contributions
Oct 2016
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!
Written 12 October 2016
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OziDiver
Fairfax, VA2,896 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
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. Don't miss the statue of The Duke commemorating the start of surfing in Australia (it is just up the road in Mounties carpark).
Written 19 August 2016
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Barry M
Sydney, Australia98 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
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 parked inconsiderately opposite the entrance.

Area could do with some more seats.
Written 26 February 2016
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Sheath27
Sydney, Australia4,348 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
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....
Written 12 January 2016
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Michaela B
Tisa, Czech Republic456 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 9 January 2016
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