- Primrose Park
- Points of interest
Find Willoughby Falls, Aboriginal rock art and the former Primrose Park Sewerage Works structure.
Folly Point is a beautiful spot for a rest, covered in She-Oak trees and remnant Blackbutts overlooking a superb view of Middle Harbour. Folly Point's historical significance is due to Barcroft Henry Boake, a writer and poet best known for his Out Where the Dead Men Lie. Unable to find work in the depression of the 1890s, he hanged himself in 1892, aged 26 from a tree at Folly Point.
Follow Young Street off Military Road at Neutral Bay to the end. There are two car parks.
To take public transport, catch any of the buses that stop along Military Road from North Sydney or Wynyard and walk 10 minutes down Young Street.
Primrose Park was originally occupied by the Cammeraygal Aboriginal people.
This environment leading around from Folly Point would have provided a choice of rock shelters depending on the season, a south facing (summer season) or north facing (winter season) rock shelter would be chosen. Shell middens are found in this area. It would have provided easy canoe access to ‘Warringah’ (Middle Harbour) and beyond.