Wentworth Cottage Park/Carmody's Lookout
The park is of heritage significance in that it was the site of Wentworth Cottage, the home of one of Shellharbour City’s most well known pioneering families.
The park was the site of Wentworth Cottage, the home of one of Shellharbour Citys most well-known pioneering families, The Wentworth's.
Darcy Wentworth acquired a large estate around Shellharbour, which he left to five of his children. John Reddall, the grandson of Martha Wentworth, built Wentworth Cottage in 1896. The magnificent home was built on the highest point of Stoney Range, which is now Pioneer Drive.
In 1914 the property was bought by John Carmody and continued by his son John Raymond (Ray) Carmody who spent his entire working life on the family?s dairy farm.
Incorporated in the park is a lookout, which will be known as Carmody?s Lookout in honour of the Carmody family who resided in the homestead for most of the last century and boasts magnificent views of Shellharbour City. Other special features of the picturesque park are two mazes, which occupy the site of the former cottage, which was demolished in 1978.