Cahill Walk (Harbour Bridge Walk)

Greater Sydney

This walk goes from Milsons Point Train Station across the Harbour Bridge and ends at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Going across the Harbour Bridge you of course get amazing views of the harbour, Opera House, Circular Quay and more. This walk can be done in either direction.

Public Transport
Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at Milsons Point Train Station.


Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

Head through the Burton Street Tunnel (Markets are hosted in here every 2nd Sunday of the month), you will see signs to Cahill Walk/Harbour Bridge follow these.  You will reach a set of stairs leading to the bridge.  Once on the bridge continue following the express way, at the end of the bridge you will come across a section where there is a set of stairs going up and another set going down.  Take the set going up.  Continue following the Cahill Expressway, you will see great views of Circular Quay including both Opera House and Harbour Bridge.  Continue along the path until you see a sign pointing to the Botanic Gardens, follow this and you have completed the walk.


Free.  Please note this is not the BridgeClimb.  This walks across the bridge (it's flat footpath), it does not climb the arch. 

Other References


we did this walk at night and was a great way to see the lights of Sydney , The Rocks and the fire works over the Opera House for Remembrance Day. A lot of people around with three cruise boats in the harbour but the walk was well lite and had lots of distractions along the way. Take a camera because you never know what you will see along the way with street performers and lots of social activities to see. You forget quickly about the walk and amerce yourself in the night life of Sydney. We seem to walk forever and after a while i think we just made our own trail. Lots of fun and you can make it as long or as short as you want.

Gordon/Susan on 11 Nov, 2022

Pretty much obligatory when visiting Sydney, right?

Samuel Armstrong on Dec, 2016

Good walk for the afternoon. I recommend once crossing the bridge do a detour to Observatory Park by walking down the stairs and through tunnel. Awesome views of the harbour.

rob.bushman on 18 Jan, 2015

View easy walk, great for slightseers.

rob.bushman on 13 Jul, 2014

Simply the best harbour on the planet

J on 12 May, 2005


Click here to load this map.

Nearby Walks

Done this walk?

This walk has been ticked 12 times

Aussie Bushwalking can keep track of your bushwalks.

Login/signup to tick this walk off.

Tick walks to keep track of where you've been. You must Login to tick walks. Accounts are 100% free so sign up if you don't have one.