Kirribilli History Walk - Walks

Kirribilli History Walk

This walk will help you explore Kirribilli’s many layers of history from stone dwellings to Art Deco apartments. The route takes in some of neighbouring Milsons Point.

Points of interest
  1. 7-9 Broughton Street
  2. 16-18 and 33 Fitzroy Street
  3. 44-50 and 34-42 Jeffrey Street
  4. Sydney Harbour Bridge
  5. Waterfront boat harbour
  6. Mary Booth Reserve
  7. 1 Waruda Street
  8. 3 Waruda Avenue and 83 Kirribilli Avenue
  9. 101 and 103 Kirribilli Ave
  10. Admiralty House
  11. Kirribilli House
  12. 31 Carabella Street
  13. 11 Holbrook Ave
  14. Holbrook Avenue apartment buildings
  15. 67 Carabella Street
  16. 71 Carabella Street
  17. 48 Carabella Street
  18. 33-39 Willoughby Street
  19. 78 McDougall Street
  20. 76 McDougall Street
  21. McDougall Street jacaranda trees
  22. Milson Park and Careening Cove
  23. 2 Hipwood Street
  24. Greenway Flats
  25. 35-42 Broughton Street

Kirribilli is an Aboriginal name. The point was a favourite fishing spot for the Cammeraygal people.

From the mid-1800s it was one of Sydney’s most desirable addresses. Kirribilli was home to several politicians in the critical Federation-era of the 1890s/1900s when Australia’s colonies came together as a Commonwealth. It is still home to the Governor-General and the Prime Minister.

In the 20th century, the area was transformed by the construction of apartment buildings. Some are among Sydney's oldest and most interesting. While several significant properties have been lost, Kirribilli survived the development of the post-war years with much of its built heritage intact.