A small reserve south of Gap Park with great views, a picnic area and historic gun emplacements.

Getting To Signal Hill Reserve, Vaucluse

Where Is It?

Signal Hill Reserve is a smallish park located on Old South Head Road, between Gap Park and Lighthouse Reserve, close to Belah Avenue. Take New South Head to Old South Head Road and keep hearing north.


The 324, 380 and L24 all run up Old South Head Road.


Old South Head Road, Vaucluse, NSW, 2030


On street parking all up and down Old South Head Road.


Google Maps Link – Signal Hill Reserve | Vaucluse

Things To Do

See The Signal Hill Battery

This historic gun emplacement and fortification originally housed a 9.2 inch breech loading ‘disappearing gun’, commissioned in 1893 and removed in 1937. It was replaced by two 6inch MK11 guns which in turn were removed post World War 2. The memorial and plaques were placed in 1992 and 1993 respectively.

Signal Hill Reserve Gun Emplacements

Coastal Walk

Starting at South Head, the Coastal Walk runs along the Eastern Coastline of Watsons Bay, Vaucluse and Dover Heights, joining up to the Bondi To Coogee Walk in Bondi. Along the way you’ll see lighthouses, historic fortifications, dramatic cliffs and, at the right time of year, maybe some whales migrating along the coast.

Hornby Lighthouse South Head Sydney

Hornby Lighthouse is at South Head near the Coastal Walk.


Stop Off At The Picnic Area

There’s a small picnic area with tables and benches that would make a nice spot for a quiet lunch or a break from the Coastal Walk.

Signal Hill Reserve Coastal Walk Watsons Bay

Whale Watching

There are plenty of good spots along the Eastern Suburbs coastline to catch a glimpse of the humpback whales migrating north and south. Check the link below for the best spots, as well as when the right time of year to see them.


  • Food

    Not too much nearby but there are plenty of cáfes, restaurants and takeaways north towards Robertson Park in Watsons Bay or south to New South Head Road.

  • Rubbish Bins

  • Toilets

    There are toilets nearby at Gap Park.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs are allowed on leash at all times.

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    No bike lock ups at Signal Hill Reserve.


The Gap Lieutenant C. J. Grieve Monument Watsons Bay

Gap Park | Watsons Bay

Spectacular views, whale watching, historic sites and shipwrecks make this one of Sydney’s most popular destinations.

Lighthouse Reserve Vaucluse Sydney

Lighthouse Reserve | Vaucluse

Home of Macquarie Lighthouse, Lighthouse Reserve is a pleasant cliffside park popular with whale watchers.


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