Check out the New Wildwalks site -- This site is no longer maintained and is just for archive

Home arrow Hiking near Sydney arrow Spit to Fishers Bay     

Bushwalking track notes, photographs, maps and more for Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay are found in each of the tabs below
Spit to Fishers Bay
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km NNE of Mosman
Length: 3.6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 3.6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Manly(LGA)
Climb: 146 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 146 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This track from the Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay is a great little loop which also visits Sandy Bay. The track is well maintained, allowing you to fully enjoy the harbour views. Allow some extra time, as you may need to wait for the regular opening of the Spit Bridge. (open in app)


There are closures in Sydney Harbour National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay
Problem loading PDF Try here
Map Controls - Show Contours | Hide Path | Hide Distances | Hide Names
Map Scale 1 km
Int. Middle Harbour Yacht Club car park and Spit Rd
Spit Bridge South
Int. Spit Rd and Ellery's Punt Reserve Road
Int. Ellery's Punt Rd and Avona Cres Trk
Int. Ellery's Punt Reserve Rd and Manly Scenic Walkway
End of Sandy Bay Rd
Int. Sandy Bay Rd and Fairbairn Ave
Int. Peronne Ave and Graham St
Int. Avona Cres Trk and Avona Cres
Int. Ellery's Punt Rd and Avona Cres Trk
Int. Spit Rd and Ellery's Punt Reserve Road
Spit Bridge South
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. Middle Harbour Yacht Club car park and Spit Rd

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)

Print a map and track notes here
 Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91303N 
 Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91302N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Middle arbour Yatcht Club
 
Middle arbour Yatcht Club +
 
Spit Bridge footpath
 
Spit Bridge footpath +
 
Ellery's Punt Reserve
 
Ellery's Punt Reserve +

 
Track east of Ellery's Punt Reserve
 
Track east of Ellery's Punt Reserve +
 
Boardwalk into Fishers Bay
 
Boardwalk into Fishers Bay +
 
Fishers Bay
 
Fishers Bay +

 
Footbridge at the end of the beach
 
Footbridge at the end of the beach +
 
View from eastern headland of Fishers Bay
 
View from eastern headland of Fishers Bay +
 
Stairs up to Graham St
 
Stairs up to Graham St +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay 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 3.6km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
.


Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
2.2km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 1km has short steep hills. Whilst another 190m is very steep and the remaining 150m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
Around 3.3km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 250m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 3.5km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 65m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 3.6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 3.6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 3.6km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Int. Middle Harbour Yacht Club car park and Spit Rd
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.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Drive to Int. Middle Harbour Yacht Club car park and Spit Rd
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Int. Middle Harbour Yacht Club car park and Spit Rd to Spit Bridge South
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 284 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -4 m
From the intersection, this walk heads along Spit Rd towards the bridge, keeping the shops on your right. The walk heads along the road to where it splits, to go over the bridge, opposite 'Sydney Harbour Kayaks'.

Sydney Harbour Kayaks Alt = 2 m
Sydney Harbour Kayaks, at the southern end of the Spit Bridge, provide sales and rentals of kayaks. One hour in a single plastic kayak costs $20, and a double $40. The enterprise also provides tours of the harbour, catering for individuals through to large groups. For further information and bookings, contact: info@sydneyharbourkayaks.com.au or (02) 99604389 More info

(0.28 km) Spit Bridge South to Int. Spit Rd and Ellery's Punt Reserve Road
Walk: Easy - footpath
Length = 351 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads over the Spit Bridge, with the road to the left of the footpath. The walk crosses the bridge to where it meets the road down to Ellery's Punt Reserve, first on the right.

Spit Bridge Alt = 0 m
The Spit Bridge was originally built in 1924 to replace the punt service. The current Spit Bridge was built during the 1950's. The bridge is a bascule bridge, as it's middle section can be raised to allow tall ships through. This ability of the bridge does, however, stop traffic on a major arterial road, which has caused the bridge to be the centre of some controversy. The Spit Bridge carries the Spit Rd and the Manly Scenic Walkway.

(0.64 km) Int. Spit Rd and Ellery's Punt Reserve Road to Int. Ellery's Punt Reserve Rd and Manly Scenic Walkway
Walk: Easy - footpath,road
Length = 104 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -7 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill away from the main road for approximately 20m to the intersection below the bridge, on the left.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill towards the water. The walk soon comes to Ellery's Punt Reserve car park on the right. This walk continues past this, down the footpath to the signposted intersection.

Ellery's Punt Reserve Alt = 6 m
Ellery's Punt Reserve is a very nice grassed area on the north eastern side of the Spit Bridge. The reserve has road access and parking, and seems to be a popular spot for fishing from the bank. There is also seating and shaded areas.

(0.74 km) Int. Ellery's Punt Reserve Rd and Manly Scenic Walkway to Int. Peronne Ave and Graham St
Track: Hard - bushtrack,road,footpath
Length = 1.22 km Time = 30 mins
Climb = 90 m Descent = -54 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads along the footpath, keeping the water on the right of the track as it passes a few information signs. The track soon becomes dirt as it winds around the cove into Fisher Bay. The walk heads down a series of steps and passes over some boardwalk bridges in Fisher Bay, to then climb up the hill on the other side, with a few more steps and staircases along the way. From here, the walk winds around the side of the hill up a few stairs, out to the point (between Fisher and Sandy Bays) where the track becomes a metal grate for a short time. From the point, there are great views over Middle Harbour and across to the Spit Bridge. The track then continues around the cove and into Sandy Bay, where the walk heads down some stairs and then down a wooden ramp to come to the end of Sandy Bay Rd.
Continue straight: From the end of Sandy Bay Rd, this walk heads along the road, keeping the water to the right, coming to the signposted intersection with Fairbairn Ave.
Turn left : From the intersection, the walk heads up Fairbairn Ave, away from the water. The path comes to the left of No. 3 and passes a garage to head up some stairs. The walk takes numerous stairs up the hill for approximately 100m to Peronne Ave.

(1.96 km) Int. Peronne Ave and Graham St to Int. Middle Harbour Yacht Club car park and Spit Rd
Track: Moderate - footpath,bushtrack,footpath,footpath,footpath
Length = 1.61 km Time = 33 mins
Climb = 42 m Descent = -80 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads west along Peronne Ave to come to an intersection with Linkmead Ave (on the left). The track tends right, essentially following the road as it becomes Heaton Ave. The walk continues along to the end of the road, turning left onto Manly Road. Approximately 240m down the hill, the walk then turns left into Avona Cr, and continues down the road to an intersection with stone cut steps on the left.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the sandstone steps, away from the road. The track winds left across a bridge, and soon comes out onto Ellery's Punt Reserve Rd.
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the road away from the water views to meet the footpath next to Spit Rd.
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill and across the Spit Bridge, with the road to your right. The walk continues down to the split in the road opposite 'Sydney Harbour Kayaks'.
Continue straight: From the intersection opposite 'Sydney Harbour Kayaks', this walk heads down along Spit Rd, on the right, to turn left before the hill into Middle Harbour Yacht Club's car park.

Drive from Int. Middle Harbour Yacht Club car park and Spit Rd
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.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Drive from Int. Middle Harbour Yacht Club car park and Spit Rd
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk Parking fees apply in the area.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs 165-167 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02) 9884 9199 5.1 km
Mountain Designs Shop 16/ 9 Spring St , Chatswood (02) 9415 4566 5.8 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 77 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9412 4777 5.8 km
Mountain Equipment 72 Archer St , Chatswood (02) 9419 6955 5.8 km
Outdoor Equipment 60 Spring St , Bondi Junction (02) 9389 8122 9.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Spit Bridge to Fisher Bay
Click to re-center search
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
16 km (to the WNW)
1 SYD01 12/14 Ormonde Parade HURSTVILLE 23 km (to the SW)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 24 km (to the NNW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 31 km (to the W)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 41 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.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Walker Feedback

Comments
Add NewSearch
Greg McCall - title? --- seems a strange fie IP:210.87.17.xxx | 2010-01-05 20:02:58
Spit to Fishers Bay
I think you might have an error on the web page when you have it as being 85.7km NE of Balmoral

Greg
admin - re: title? --- seems a strange Super Administrator | 2010-01-05 20:06:00
Greg McCall wrote:
85.7km NE of Balmoral

Thanks Greg, Strange, I have fixed this, I changed the nearest town to Mosman, which seems a little more accurate.
BTW title is intended as a summary like a email subject eg error on town distance
Matt :)
Only registered users can write comments!
 
Loading the images not too much longer now :)


-server web1.wildwalks.com- Page was generated in 0.041323 seconds Copyright | Privacy | About us | Disclaimer | Contact Us | Sponsorship | Newsletter