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Camp Cove Cannon
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km NNW of Watsons Bay
Length: 0.4 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.4 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 14 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 14 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
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

Spend some time relaxing and exploring Camp Cove - the first landing place for Europeans in Australia. On this walk, you will head across the northern end of Camp Cove Beach, up some steps to follow an old sandstone cobbled road. This road leads to a great vantage point, with views over the Sydney Harbour to the city. This spot is also host to a large (disused) gun, that once defended these shores. Plenty of history and beauty. (open in app) more...

 
Gap Bluff Lookout
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km N of Watsons Bay
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 43 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 43 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: Return
Track: Hard

This walk explores the coastal cliffs near The Gap on Sydney's South Head. The main focal point for this walk is the view from the rocky bluff. The cliff makes for very spectacular scenery and the views extend from North Head along the coast, and even peer across the harbour to the city. This walk starts from Watsons Bay and follows a well used footpath all the way. There is much history in the area and the couple of side trips described in this walk open up some more places to explore. (open in app) more...

 
Green (Laings) Point Loop
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km NNW of Watsons Bay
Length: 0.2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 10 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 10 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
Style: Circuit
Walk: Easy

On this walk, you will circumnavigate Green Point (also known as Laings Point), on Sydney Harbour's South Head. The point is surrounded in history and great harbour views. Starting from the end of Pacific St, you will head through some open parkland and a short side trip leads to Camp Cove, the first landing place for Europeans in Australia. The walk then continues around the grassy headland to visit the eastern anchor point of Sydney's anti-submarine net. A short and enjoyable walk. (open in app) more...

 
Hermitage Foreshore Track
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km NW of Vaucluse
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 2.2 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 123 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 123 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
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

The Hermitage Foreshore Walk is a wonderful way to explore Sydney Harbour from the perspective of South Head. This walk starts from Nielsen Park and follows a well maintained track along the narrow strip of harbour-side bushland to Bayview Hill Rd. Along the way, you will visit some secluded beaches and visit the historic Strickland House. A great walk exploring the history and natural beauty while enjoying a new perspective of the city. (open in app) more...

 
History of Nielsen Park
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km NW of Vaucluse
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 25 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 25 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
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

On this short walk, you will follow the footpaths through Nielsen Park, visiting some of the historic buildings. Walking past the beautiful Shark Bay, you may be temped to take a dip or at least stop and enjoy the blue water and sandstone boulders. Climbing up the stairs, you will then be able to explore the historic Steele Point Gun Emplacement and Greycliffe House before wandering back down to Shark Bay where you can grab a drink from the kiosk. (open in app) more...

 
Lady Bay Beach
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km NNW of Watsons Bay
Length: 1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 38 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 38 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
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk leads to a popular nudist (clothing optional) beach on Sydney Harbour's South Head. The walk follows the clear footpath / old roads past several significant historic and beautiful sites before climbing down a set of steps to find the beach. The beach is protected from the main surf on the inside of the headland and provides a great view across the harbour to Middle Head. (open in app) more...

 
Mt Trefles

Time: 40 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km NW of Vaucluse
Length: 1.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 58 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 58 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
Style: Circuit
Walk: Easy

This walk explores the bushy interior section of Nielsen Park. On this walk, you will visit historic Greycliffe House and the Steele Point Gun Emplacement. The walk climbs over the Mount Trefle summit. At just over 40m above sea level, I suspect most walkers will not consider it much of a mountain, but an enjoyable walk all the same. Most of this walk follows concrete and sealed paths, and there are some great harbour views on the second half of this walk. (open in app) more...

 
Nielsen Park and Strickland House loop
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km NW of Vaucluse
Length: 2.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 104 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 104 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
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

On this walk, you will stroll along the shore of Sydney Harbour, discovering many great views and the secluded Milk Beach before visiting the grand Strickland and Greycliffe Houses. This is a great way to explore the natural beauty, as well as some stately gardens, at the northern end of the Hermitage Foreshore Walk. Allow extra time to simply roam around the yards and enjoy the views from the many vantage points along the way. (open in app) more...

 
Nielsen Park Circuit
Time: 40 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km NW of Vaucluse
Length: 1.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 54 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 54 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
Style: Circuit
Walk: Easy

With much to offer, this walk is a great way to explore the history, water, views and bushland of Nielsen Park. This walk first leads past Shark Bay - a great place for a swim - with the chance to enjoy the views and grab a bite to eat from the cafe. Then, it's up some steps to visit the historic gun emplacement and onto Greycliffe House. Then you head up through the bush over 'Mt Trefle' and take a short walk along Vaucluse Rd, bringing you back into Nielsen Park. (open in app) more...

 
Queens Beach
Time: 10 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km WNW of Vaucluse
Length: 0.1 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.1 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 18 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 18 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
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This short walk follows a set of sandstone steps from the narrow streets of Vaucluse to the small, isolated Queens Beach on Sydney Harbour. The beach has great views across the top of Rose Bay to the city and Sydney Harbour Bridge. A great place to wet the toes and enjoy a peaceful lunch by the water. Although the walk is short, the only flat section is on the beach. (open in app) more...

 
Queens Beach to Hermit Point
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.4 km WNW of Vaucluse
Length: 0.6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 39 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 39 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 end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This short walk explores a memorable section of the Hermitage Foreshore Walk. Starting from Queens Ave, this walk heads down the fairly steep stone steps and enjoys a short side trip to Queens Beach. From the beach, this walk heads back up the steps a short way, then follows the main walk around to Hermit Point. Hermit Point is a great place for a picnic and to enjoy the water views. There is access to the water, natural shade, and picnic tables. A short walk with great harbour views. (open in app) more...

 
Shakespheres Point loop
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.2 km NW of Vaucluse
Length: 0.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 24 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 24 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
Style: Circuit
Walk: Easy

On this short walk, you will follow a series of footpaths to Shark Bay and head up some sandstone steps to the great views of Shakespheres Point. Since you are up on this headland, it is worth doing a loop around before heading back down to the main area of Nielsen Park. Make a day of it by staying for a swim and a bite to eat. (open in app) more...

 
South Head Heritage Trail
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km NNW of Watsons Bay
Length: 1.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 64 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 64 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
Style: Circuit
Walk: Easy

This walk explores the tip of Sydney Harbour's South Head. On this walk, you will visit several historic and scenic places, following a footpath most of the way. You will start at Camp Cove, the first landing place for Europeans in Australia, and also visit a number of gun emplacements, designed to protect the shores from the threat of invasion. Also enjoy the panoramic ocean and harbour views from the cliff line at Hornby Lighthouse. A wonderful walk for those wanting to explore wide open views and get a glimpse of history. (open in app) more...

 
South Head Tour
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km N of Watsons Bay
Length: 4.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 4.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 144 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 144 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 of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

On this walk, you will explore historically significant and majestic sections on the tip of Sydney Harbour's South Head. Explore the confronting sea cliffs at The Gap, visit the first landing place for Europeans in Australia and climb through some of Sydney Harbour's military defense systems. You will also enjoy great views from Hornby Lighthouse and there are a few chances to grab a drink or a bight to eat along the way. (open in app) more...

 
Strickland House and Milk Beach
Time: 25 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.9 km NW of Vaucluse
Length: 0.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 31 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 31 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
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

Starting from Vaucluse Rd, you will head down past the stately Strickland House to the small but lovely Milk Beach on Sydney Harbour. There are several interesting buildings in the Strickland House complex as well as some interesting open exotic gardens to explore. From behind Strickland House, you will then turn right and head along a short section of the Hermitage Foreshore Walk down to Milk Beach, where you will find more great harbour and city views. (open in app) more...

 
Sydney to Boronia Park
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km NNE of Sydney
Length: 6 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 6 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Hunters Hill(LGA)
Climb: 176 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 176 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 train station near the start of this walkThere is a ferry stop near the start of this walk
Style: One way
Track: Moderate

This walk is the southern most stretch of the Great North Walk and spends much of the time exploring the scenic and historic urban areas around Woolwich and Hunters Hill. Starting at the birth place of modern Sydney you soon enjoy a ferry ride across the world renowned harbour, passing the Opera House and heading under the Harbour Bridge. Once on dry land again you will explore the streets and some lovely pockets of remnant bushland of this peninsula. There are a few chances to stop at a cafe along the way before coming to open area at Boronia Park. (open in app) more...

 
The Gap Bluff and Green Point loop
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km N of Watsons Bay
Length: 2.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 84 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 84 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 of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Hard

This circuit walk explores the great sea cliffs of The Bluff on the ocean side of South Head, before heading to the scenic and historic Camp Cove and Green Point on Sydney Harbour. During this walk, you will visit several historic military defense systems for the harbour, as well as enjoying some of the natural beauty of the region. For much of the year, especially in spring, you will see some lovely coastal wildflowers as well. (open in app) more...

 
Watsons Bay to Hornby Lighthouse
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.8 km N of Watsons Bay
Length: 2.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Sydney Harbour National Park
Climb: 93 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 93 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 of this walk
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

Start with a ferry ride, enjoy some great food, incredible views and visit some very significant historic sights. Starting at Watsons Bay, you will stroll along a few narrow roads before visiting the historic Camp Cove and its gorgeous beach. From here, walk up the old cobblestone road past more great views, then follow a clear path to the tip of Sydney Harbour's South Head and Hornby Lighthouse. (open in app) more...

 
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