South Head Hertiage Trail

New South Wales

The short South Head Heritage trail offers something for everyone; incredible beach and harbour views, a glimpse into history and excellent whale watching opportunities.

Starting at Camp Cove in Watsons Bay, this short walk takes you on a stroll along an 1870s cobblestone road past Lady Bay Beach, before reaching historic Hornby Lighthouse with its distinctive red and white stripes. Take some time to explore the gun emplacements and keep your eyes open if you’re there during whale watching season.

The spectacular views of Sydney are sure to astound you, with Sydney Harbour to the west, Middle Head and North Head to the north, and the expansive Pacific Ocean to the east; and leave you wanting to explore more of Sydney Harbour National Park.

Lookouts
Coastal

Getting there

South Head Heritage trail is in the South Head precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park. To get there:

  • Drive along New South Head Road past Vaucluse to the end
  • Turn right into Robertson Road, then left into Military Road, which becomes Cliff Road.
  • Turn left into Short Street then right into Cove Street and right into Victoria Street
  • Continue to the end and leave the car at Camp Cove carpark
  • The walk begins near Camp Cove Kiosk

Permits/Costs

None

Other References

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/south-head-heritage-trail/walking

Comments

Great easy walk, fantastic views and a lot less tourists than other places in the area

rob.bushman on 14 Dec, 2013

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