New South Wales

Popular Walks

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Walks in New South Wales

8 km return
3 hrs

Baltzer Lookout (Hanging Rock)

This walk to Baltzer Lookout along Burramoko Ridge rewards you with excellent scenery and a view over the stunning Hanging Rock (aka the Finger). The track is mainly management trail, and would be great on a mountain bike (to the end of the management trail). The large cliff edges are unfenced and quite exposed, so do take care. Although short and relatively unchanging in scenery, the walk to Baltzer Lookout is well worth it.

2 km return
45 mins

Bangalley Headland

A relatively hard walk, 45 leisurely minutes return on a loop track. The headland is the highest point on Sydney's northern coastline, and offers spectacular views south to Sydney and north to Broken Bay and the central coast.
Bangalley Head is one of the largest bushland reserves on Pittwater's coastline. This large size together with the great variety of native plants, makes the reserve an ideal home for an abundant variety of native wildlife.

20.8 km return
2 days

Barokee to Native Dog Creek

Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk links Cathedral Rock National Park’s two campgrounds and takes in Woolpack Rocks and Cathedral Rock. The track follows the Snowy Range and is a moderate grade apart from when you climb the rock features. There are a number of options for tackling this track, which can be started from either Barokee campground or Native Dog campground. You might leave your vehicle at one end then camp the night at the other and retrace your steps the next day, car shuffle for a one-way day walk, or hike the return 20.8km in one go.

10 km one-way
3 hrs

Barrenjoey Lighthouse to Avalon

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.

1 km one-way
30 mins

Barrenjoey Lighthouse track

To get there, take an easy and picturesque walk along Barrenjoey track for 1km. The walk to the top requires moderate fitness and will take about 30 minutes each way from Governor Phillip parking area.

13 km one-way
6 hrs

Basin Campsite to Watagan Valley (GNW)

This varied walk travels north through the Watagans. Leaving the Basin campsite behind, the walk traverses the Wollombi Brook via the Lyrebird trail. The Wollombi Brook Pool is a great spot to stop (and take a swim) on a hot day. From the pool, the walk climbs into the Warrawolong Flora Reserve using a combination of bush tracks and dirt roads. Along the way, a side trip to Mt Warrawolong offers views on the way to the highest point in the area. This walk finishes by descending into the beautiful Watagan Valley.

7 km return

Basin Loop Track

This track is an extension of the Hidden Treasure track, if you would like a more strenuous, longer walk.

6 km one-way
2.75 hrs

Berowra to Berowra Waters (GNW)

This pleasant walk follows the Great North Walk from Berowra Station down to Berowra Waters. On this walk you will spend much of the time on ridges enjoying scattered views across the Berowra Creek Valley, there are especially good views from Naa Badu Lookout. The walk crosses a few moist and cool gullies and scrambles for a few rocky outcrops. There are some steep climbs, and some pleasant strolls alongside the Berowra Creek. A short side trip at the end of the walk uses the ferry to cross the creek, to a cafe where you can grab a well deserved ice cream or lunch.

8.7 km one-way
4 hrs

Berowra to Bobbin Head

Following Cowan Creek, this walk is one of the most pleasant in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, with great views over the water as well as nice views from the ridge at Berowra. Be sure to stop at the cafe for a cuppa in Bobbin Head before going home. Apple Tree Bay is also a very pleasant spot to take a break and enjoy the day.

12 km one-way
5 hrs

Berowra to Cowan (GNW)

One of the hillier sections of the Great North Walk - you can start/finish at Berowra Station or Berowra Waters (car access only). There are many wide views across Berowra Creek providing some great excuses for well deserved rest stops. Take your time to enjoy the views, and rock formations, and creek crossings along the way as the track traveses multiple valleys between Berowra and Cowan railway station, through a wonderfully remote section of bushland. One of the best sections of the Great North Walk!