Wentworth Point is located in an area full of items of interest.
Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Olympic Park offers an outstanding urban environment with a unique array of recreational and sporting facilities. Over 35 kilometres of cycling and walking paths and scenic boardwalks exist within beautiful parklands, rare saltmarshes, remnant forest, a waterbird refuge and mangrove forest, as well as places of historical colonial and naval significance. The Park's rich biodiversity includes over 400 native plant species and over 200 native vertebrate animal species, some that are threatened and endangered.
Building on the legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games for the people of Sydney and Australia, the 640 hectare Park continues to set the standard for environmental management and urban development in its progression from an events centre to a new community. There are now over 120 organisations with 10,000 employees and residents are expected to move move in to Sydney Olympic Park in 2012.
Each year, approximately 10 million visitors enjoy the diverse range of leisure, entertainment, cultural, sporting and educational activities available within the Park.
The Wrecks of Homebush Bay
Wander along The Promenade and you have a great view of two of the wrecks of Homebush Bay. These are remnants from the ship-breaking yard that operated from 1966. Most of the wrecks are now protected and provide homes for a variety of sea-birds. For more information, check out these sites:
- The Wrecks of Homebush Bay
- A Photographer's Guide to the Wrecks of Homebush Bay - check out some of the fabulous photos on this page!
- An Amateurs Guide - great photo tips!
- Daily Telegraph article
White Bellied Sea Eagles
The Newington Nature Reserve is home to a pair of White Bellied Sea Eagles. The parents can often be seen soaring over local waterways in search of food. Recently, they have been catching silver gulls around the wrecks of Homebush Bay. They also catch eels and fish to bring home to the eaglets.
The White Bellied Sea Eagle is the second largest raptor in Australia (after the Wedge Tailed Eagle). They are a large bird with a wing span of around 2 metres.
You can follow the progress of the eaglets and find out more about the eagles via Birds Australia's Eaglecam. One of the Birds Australia volunteers posts photos of the sea eagles, taken mostly from Wentworth Point, here.
In 2017, one chick hatched but unfortunately died about a week later when an intruder sea-eagle invaded the nest. The intruder was fought off by both parents and died of its injuries the next day.