Barrenjoey Lighthouse to Avalon

New South Wales

Spectacular coastal walk on a convict-built track, along idyllic surf beaches and over dramatic headlands.

This walk is also part of the The Sydney Coastal Walk.

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at the entrance of the Palm Beach Gold Club (near Waratah Rd, PALM BEACH NSW).  If you do not want to make a return journey you can leave your car in Avalon then catch the L90 bus heading north, it stops out front of the Golf Club. 


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Route/Trail notes

Walk towards Barrenjoey Head and onto Station Beach.  At the northern end of the beach, follow the signs to the summit.  You will then head through a small bit of bush then reach a junction going north or to Smugglers Track, continue straight (north) along the cement/rock path.  The track will ascend to the lighthouse.  After having a look around head down the stairs next to the light keeper's quarters.  You are now on the Smugglers Track and you'll return to the beach you were at earlier.  Walk out back towards the starting point.  Now follow Beach and Ocean Rds to the southern end of Pam Beach.  Climb the wooden stairs near the rock baths to Whale Beach Rd.  Continue to Bangalley Head steps and a loop track.  Walk along the track to Marine Pd and Avalon Beach. 



Other References

Walks in Nature Australia 2013 p19, ISBN-13 9781741174267


Beautiful walk with amazing views. The council needs to invest in some more footpaths, particularly along Ocean and Whale Beach Rds. A lot of the time pedestrians are forced onto the road due to lack of space.

rob.bushman on 7 Mar, 2015


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