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Cremorne Point Circuit
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km S of Mosman
Length: 2.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Cremorne Reserve
Climb: 115 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 115 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk There is a ferry stop near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Walk: Easy

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. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Cremorne Point Circuit

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Cremorne Point Circuit
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Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf
Sophies Lookout
Sophies Lookout
Elephants Ear
SASC intersection
Old Cremorne Ferry Wharf
Bottom of Hodgson Ave steps
Int of Kareela Rd and Hodgson Ave
Bogota Ave Lookout
Int of foreshore walk and Milson Rd path
Top of Maccallum Pool path
Top of Maccallum Pool path
Int of Milson Rd and foreshore walk
Starting point for this hiking track: Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

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Photo Gallery

 
Cremorne Wharf
 
Cremorne Wharf +
 
Track from Cremorne Wharf
 
Track from Cremorne Wharf +
 
View from Sophies Lookout
 
View from Sophies Lookout +

 
Last house on Robertsons Point
 
Last house on Robertsons Point +
 
Playground near Cremorne Wharf
 
Playground near Cremorne Wharf +
 
Robertsons Point Lookout
 
Robertsons Point Lookout +

 
Walking Path
 
Walking Path +
 
Well used footpath in Cremorne Reserve
 
Well used footpath in Cremorne Reserve +
 
Information signs along the way
 
Information signs along the way +

 
Great water views
 
Great water views +
 
Park benches and gradens
 
Park benches and gradens +
 
Path leading though the Cremorne Reserve with the house on the left
 
Path leading though the Cremorne Reserve with the house on the left +

 
Information on Elephant's Ear
 
Information on Elephant's Ear +
 
A pleasent stroll through Cremorne Reserve
 
A pleasent stroll through Cremorne Reserve +
 
Grand buildings along this walk
 
Grand buildings along this walk +

 
Boats near SASC
 
Boats near SASC +
 
Open grassy area near the SASC
 
Open grassy area near the SASC +
 
footpath leading through Cremorne Reserve
 
footpath leading through Cremorne Reserve +

 
Ferry in Mosmans Bay
 
Ferry in Mosmans Bay +
 
Rocks in Mosmans Bay
 
Rocks in Mosmans Bay +
 
Old Cremorne Ferry Wharf
 
Old Cremorne Ferry Wharf +

 
Path beside Mosman bay
 
Path beside Mosman bay +
 
Great views into Mosman
 
Great views into Mosman +
 
There are a few small flights of stairs around Cremorne Park
 
There are a few small flights of stairs around Cremorne Park +

 
A nice place to rest
 
A nice place to rest +
 
Hodgson Ave steps
 
Hodgson Ave steps +
 
Hodgson Ave
 
Hodgson Ave +

 
Hodgson Ave steps
 
Hodgson Ave steps +
 
Bogota Ave Lookout
 
Bogota Ave Lookout +
 
Archway at Bogota Ave Lookout
 
Archway at Bogota Ave Lookout +

 
Steps in Cremorne Reserve
 
Steps in Cremorne Reserve +
 
Path at the north western side of Cremorne Point
 
Path at the north western side of Cremorne Point +
 
Plenty of water views from Cremorne Point Reserve
 
Plenty of water views from Cremorne Point Reserve +

 
cave next to the Cammeraygal Water View sign
 
cave next to the Cammeraygal Water View sign +
 
Well signposted paths through Cremorne Reserve
 
Well signposted paths through Cremorne Reserve +
 
Maccallum Pool
 
Maccallum Pool +

 
Cremorne Reserve
 
Cremorne Reserve +
 
Sydney Harbour from Cremorne Reserve
 
Sydney Harbour from Cremorne Reserve +
 
Grand homes to enjoy in Cremorne Reserve
 
Grand homes to enjoy in Cremorne Reserve +

 
Milson Rd
 
Milson Rd +
 
Milson Rd
 
Milson Rd +
 
Cremorne Point Ferry wharf
 
Cremorne Point Ferry wharf +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Cremorne Point Circuit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Cremorne Point Circuit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cremorne Point Circuit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Cremorne Point Circuit bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 2.7km
Time 1 hr 15 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 1.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 1.1km is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 2.7km follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 2.7km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 2.7km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.7km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.7km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the ferry to Cremorne Point
Public transport (ferry) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for upto date running time info
Use these links to plan your Ferry (and train) trip to the end of this walk.

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Catch the bus to Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
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Drive to Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf Alt = 5 m
Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf marks the first stop on the Mosman Ferry Service. The wharf is home to Sophie's Place cafe, serving coffee, food and drinks[1]. A public phone, public toilets and a children's playground can all be found within 100m of this wharf. More info

(0 km) Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf to Sophies Lookout
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 40 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -1 m
From the entrance to Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf, this walk crosses Milson Road to the base of the staircase on the other side of the road[2]. Here the walk turns right to head up the steps [3] past the lookout and monument to 'Sophie Vaillant'[4] to an intersection[5] with a few other footpaths.

Sophies Lookout Alt = 9 m
This unofficial lookout takes in sweeping views across Sydney Harbour, over top of Cremorne Point Wharf and 'Sophie's Place' cafe. The lookout is dedicated to Sophie Vaillant[6], long-term proprietor of the cafe below.

(0.04 km) Sophies Lookout to Robertsons Point Lookout
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 199 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads along the footpath directly away from the house, heading towards the toilet block[7] and playground[8]. The path leads past this park area and heads into the bush, then passes a couple of information signs to find a concrete rock cairn, built for the 'Clan of Donnachaidh' in 1988[9] (each rock has its town of origin carved in it[10][11]). The walk then continues along the path past a picnic table (with views and some shade)[12] to find the lookout at Robertsons Point[13][14][15]. (There is a track with steps and ladder that continues further down to the very tip of the point[16] for the adventurous).
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

Robertsons Point Lookout Alt = 1 m
Robertsons Point, also known as Cremorne Point, is home to Cremorne Reserve. At the very tip, visitors can wander down some old steps[17] to the lighthouse[18], and the more adventurous can continue down a rather precarious ladder[19] to the water's edge. The spectacular harbour views can be enjoyed from a number of bench seats[20][21]. A memorial plaque[22] reminds visitors to take extra care and respect the inherent dangers of the rocky coast.

(0.04 km) Sophies Lookout to Elephants Ear
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 374 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -9 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads along the footpath, keeping the houses to your left (that is, use the footpath on the far side of the houses from the wharf and road)[23]. The footpath leads behind the houses, enjoying the water views (on your right) and after about ≈250m, the path leads past a 'The Illustrated Sydney News' information sign[24]. Here the walk continues for a short time further to a clear three-way intersection[25] and a drinking fountain[26].

Elephants Ear Alt = 13 m
The Lex and Ruby Graham Garden at Cremorne Point is quite remarkable, worthy of a little extra time on your walk. A chance planting of a tropical 'Elephant's Ear' bulb in 1959, which happened to thrive, led to a lifetime work for Lex Graham and his future wife, Ruby. They worked steadily for decades, clearing weeds and rubbish, improving the soil and building up the gardens with donated plants and cuttings[27].

(0.41 km) Elephants Ear to SASC intersection
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 256 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the main foreshore track, keeping the house to your left[28]. The path almost immediately passes the northern end of the signposted 'Elephant's Ear'[29] garden and continues past some other exotic gardens behind the houses, whilst keeping the water views to your right. After ≈200m, the path leads to an information sign[30][31]about the constructed environment and then to a clearing with a sandstone rotunda. There is a four-way intersection[32] just above the 'Sydney Amateur Sailing Club' (on your right).

(0.67 km) SASC intersection to Old Cremorne Ferry Wharf
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 148 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -10 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Old Cremorne Wharf' sign[33] sign gently uphill along the path, keeping the water to your right. The path soon comes to another intersection where this walk tends right[34], following the path for about 120m (passing a few informal side tracks[35][36]) to find some large sandstone boulders[37] and the entrance to the 'Old Cremorne' Ferry Wharf[38][39].

(0.82 km) Old Cremorne Ferry Wharf to Bottom of Hodgson Ave steps
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 321 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 23 m Descent = -13 m
Turn left: From the Old Cremorne Ferry Wharf[40] entrance, this walk follows the footpath away from the power lines[41] keeping the water to your right[42]. The path leads up the hill and after ≈180m, the path heads up a set of steps. The path continues to enjoy water views[43][44] (to your right), passing behind a row of houses[45]. Soon the path bends left to pass a 'Cremorne Point' sign[46] and find a clear three-way intersection and a bench seat[47].

(1.14 km) Bottom of Hodgson Ave steps to Int of Kareela Rd and Hodgson Ave
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 54 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads up the steps[48]. The series of steps passes several private houses and turns right[49] to head up more steps and then come to the intersection of Kareela Rd and Hodgson Ave[50][51].

(1.19 km) Int of Kareela Rd and Hodgson Ave to Bogota Ave Lookout
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 327 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 13 m Descent = -26 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads uphill along the footpath beside 'Hodgson Ave'[52]. The road leads over the hill, and then partway down the other side, this walk keeps on the footpath on the left side as it separates from the road. This footpath soon leads down some stairs and crosses Milson Rd. This walk then follows another set of stairs leading down to Bogota Ave. The walk then follows Bogota Ave downhill for about 80m to find Bogota Ave Lookout, as small park[53] on your left, marked with an archway entrance to Cremorne Reserve[54].

Bogota Ave Lookout Alt = 15 m
Near the Bogota Ave entrance to Cremorne Reserve, this informal, fenced lookout takes in a partial view over Sydney Harbour. There is a bench seat, and a sign nearby with information about the park. For a more interesting view, visitors can go a short way into the reserve and take the steps down onto the beach/mud flat. Cremorne Reserve is a very popular park, offering a scenic walking track around the edges of Cremorne Point. It houses a ferry wharf, gardens and a pool, as well as a playground, cafe, picnic area and a number of public bathrooms.

(1.52 km) Bogota Ave Lookout to Top of Maccallum Pool path
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 753 m Time = 15 mins
Climb = 27 m Descent = -31 m
Turn left : From the bend in Bogota Ave[55] opposite number 9, this walk heads under the 'Cremorne Reservation' archway[56] and follows the path past the information signs. The path soon leads down some steps[57] then past a less defined side track to Shell Cove Beach (on your right). The walk continues along the concrete path and after ≈140m comes to a small clearing with some more information signs and water views[58][59]. The path continues behind the houses and soon passes the 'Cammeraygal Water View' information sign[60] opposite a sandstone cave[61] (on your left), ignoring the side paths to the houses along the way. After a further ≈180m, the path leads to a three-way intersection in an open area marked with 'Path to Milson Rd' sign[62] (pointing left).
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Maccallum Pool' sign[63] along the path, keeping the water views to your right. Soon the path leads to a 'Y' intersection[64] in front of an apartment building[65] (the path on the right leads to Maccallum Pool).

(2.27 km) Top of Maccallum Pool path to Maccallum Pool
Optional sidetrip: Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 32 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -7 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill towards the water along the concrete path[66]. The path soon passes a 'The Rock Pool that Grew' information sign[67] then goes down the steps. The walk continues down this path and steps and soon comes to the northern entrance[68] of 'Maccallum Pool'[69][70].
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn sharp right to continue along this walk.)

Maccallum Pool Alt = 4 m
Maccallum Pool is a harbour-side swimming pool, thought to have been originally constructed by Olympic swimmer Frederick Lane. It was restored in the 1920s by local residents, notably Hugh Maccallum[71]. In 1930, the council took control of the pool, and bestowed the current name[72]. More info

(2.27 km) Top of Maccallum Pool path to Int of Milson Rd and foreshore walk
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 284 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -7 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the main concrete path, keeping the houses to your left and the water views to your right. After ≈70m, the path passes a drinking fountain[73] and passes another side path (on your right). The walk continues along the main concrete path for ≈200m through the parkland, past a 'Cremorne Reserve' sign[74] and comes to a 'T' intersection with the footpath on Milson Rd[75].

(2.56 km) Int of Milson Rd and foreshore walk to Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - footpath
Length = 145 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -5 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill along the footpath, keeping the water views to your right[76]. The path leads past some park bench seats and an information sign[77][78] then down past a bus stop[79] to soon find the entrance to Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf[80][81].

Catch the ferry from Cremorne Point
Public transport (ferry) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for upto date running time info
Use these links to plan your Ferry (and train) trip from the end of this walk.

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Catch the bus from Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Epping
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Hornsby
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Inski 46 York St , Sydney (02) 9233 3200 3.3 km
Mitchells Adventure 81 York St , Sydney (02) 9299 6321 3.3 km
Venus Repair Workshop Suite 36a 104 Bathurst St , Sydney (02) 9267 0706 3.7 km
Wildsports Upper Floor 447 Kent St , Sydney (02) 9264 2095 3.7 km
Trek & Travel 447 Kent St , Sydney (02) 9261 3435 3.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Cremorne Point Circuit.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Cremorne Point Circuit
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5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
17 km (to the NW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 18 km (to the SW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 27 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 30 km (to the WNW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 46 km (to the N)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

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Cremorne Reserve
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