Greater Sydney

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Walks in Greater Sydney

2.5 km one-way
45 mins

Cahill Walk (Harbour Bridge Walk)

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.

3.5 km return
1 hr

Cascades Track

This walk explores part of the northern section of Garigal National Park and the upper reaches of Middle Harbour Creek. The walk follows a service trail from Douglas Street, St Ives, to cross Middle Harbour Creek, then explores a large rock platform with the Cascades. The cascades themselves are not huge, but the rock platform, rock pools, and the cascades combine to form a great place to explore and have a snack before the return journey

2 km one-way
40 mins

Chowder Bay to Balmoral

The walk starts off at Chowder Bay heaps of historical buildings here. It continues to Middle Head Fortification then to finishes at Balmoral Park.

500 m return
10 mins

Collins Flat Beach Track

“We had such a romantic day here. We rolled out the picnic blanket, popped open a bottle of wine and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, before dipping in for an afternoon swim.”

With its scenic harbour views, Collins Flat Beach, just north of Sydney city and nestled between North Head and Little Manly Cove, is an idyllic spot for a romantic picnic.

Whether you’re swimming in the calm waters or nibbling on gourmet snacks from a hamper for two, this hidden beach, with a breathtaking view across The Heads, feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

3 km return
1 hr

Cremorne Point Foreshore Walk

On this walk, you will circumnavigate Cremorne Point along the harbour-side paths, winding through gardens and sections of native bushland. The extra time for the side trip to Robertsons Point Lookout is well rewarded and in the warmer months, why not bring your swimmers and enjoy a dip at Maccallum Pool. There are places for the kids to play, grand houses and great harbour views to enjoy. A great walk for people wanting to stretch their legs and enjoy Sydney Harbour.

6 km one-way
2.5 hrs

De Burghs Bridge to Fullers Bridge

This walk follows the Lane Cove River northside, this walk mostly follows a section of the Great North Walk. Things to lookout for include Fiddens Wharf, Baker's Cottage, Blue Hole and Sandstone Caves.

Very Easy
1 km return
30 mins

Fairfax Walk

The Fairfax walk offers superb views and an enjoyable, gentle walk. This short paved track starts at the end of North Head Scenic Drive and then loops around the top of North Head.

Its circuit connects three lookouts which provide the kinds of views you see on Sydney postcards. Look out over endless ocean or across the harbour to the CBD.

The Fairfax walk is ideal for families with children and is partially wheelchair accessible. It’s also an exceptional walk for whale watchers during the June–July and August–October migration seasons.

If you’ve still got energy to burn after completing the Fairfax walk, you can continue on through North Head Sanctuary. From there, just wind your way back down to Manly and join the Manly Scenic Walkway or take the Bluefish track to Shelley Beach.

1.7 km return
1 hr

Grotto Point Lighthouse

This is an excellent walk with some very scenic views. The walk travels along a well used track through the thick coastal bush. The views are capped off by the vista over Sydney Harbour from the Grotto Point Lighthouse. Easy parking, a few good side trips, and in particular, the Aboriginal Engravings, make this walk all the more appealing.

13 km one-way
3 hrs

Harbour Circle Walk: Balmain to Circular Quay

This walk takes you from Balmain East Ferry Terminal to Circular Quay passing through nice harbour views, parks and some urban areas.

14 km one-way
5 hrs

Harbour Circle Walk: Circular Quay to Greenwich

This walk takes you from Circular Quay to Greenwich Ferry Terminal passing through nice harbour views, parks, bushland and plenty of great views.