POPULAR TRAILS ON THE WALK
SOUTH HEAD HERITAGE TRAIL
The short, easy and stunning South Head Heritage trail has something for everyone; scenic beaches and Sydney Harbour views, historic gun emplacements and military remnants, and excellent whale watching opportunities from the distinctive red and white striped Hornby Lighthouse.
GREEN POINT WALKING TRACK
This round-trip explores the great sea cliffs of The Bluff on the ocean side of South Head, before heading to the historic and scenic Camp Cove and Green Point on Sydney Harbour. With the opportunity to visit several historic military harbour defence systems while viewing some of the natural beauty of the region.
HERMITAGE FORESHORE TRACK
One of Sydney’s great coastal walks, the easy Hermitage Foreshore track offers stunning views of Sydney’s harbour, islands and icons such as Shark Island, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the grounds of Strickland House. There’s even a cafe at Nielsen Park to enjoy.
CREMORNE POINT CIRCUIT WALK
The easy Cremorne Point Walk is a 3km foreshore trail with beautiful views across Mosman Bay, Sydney Harbour and looking back on the city skyline. Wander past picturesque gardens and discover Robertsons Point Lighthouse, Cremorne Reserve and MacCallum swimming pool.
BRADLEYS HEAD WALK
This gentle bush track weaves around the harbour headlands offering views that are almost too good to be true. Starting from Taronga Zoo (serviced by ferries from Circular Quay, Mosman and Cremorne), it goes around Bradleys Head to the beach and cafes at Chowder Bay. It’s a walk that is guaranteed to impress.
GEORGES HEIGHTS WALK
Rich in natural and cultural history, the Georges Heights Walk incorporates Chowder Bay, Georges Heights and Middle Head before finishing on Balmoral Beach. With breathtaking views, bush tracks, boutique cafes, restaurants, art studios and breathtaking views of some of Sydney’s greatest vantage points of the harbour.
MANLY SCENIC WALKWAY
One of Sydney’s best walking tracks, the Manly Scenic Walkway, or more commonly known as the Manly to Spit Bridge Walk, offers beautiful bush tracks, secluded beaches and stunning harbour views. Pass Fisher Bay, Sandy Bay and Clontarf Beach before heading up in to the bushland, around Dobroyd Head and past the Aboriginal rock engravings at Grotto Point before passing more beaches on the way back to Manly.
NORTH HEAD SANCTUARY
Right in Manly’s backyard, the North Head Sanctuary is home to delicate and diverse flora and fauna complete with hanging swamps. It’s rich in history with military relics and a special place for the Aboriginal people, as a place of isolation, observation and contemplation. The dramatic cliffs of North Head form a memorable entry to Sydney Harbour with superb views of the harbour from the cliff tops.
Australian Memorial Walk
The Australian Memorial Walk honours those who have served and supported the defence of Australia in peace or in war. The paved pathway links five monuments erected to remember the major conflict periods in Australia’s history:
World War I,
World War II,
Post World War II, and
(A special Gallipoli monument also stands along the pathway).
The paved Fairfax Track offers superb views and an enjoyable, short walk, looking out over endless oceans or across the harbour to Sydney’s CBD. A great final view looking back over the entire Bondi to Manly Walk before journeying through bushland to Shelly Beach and back to Manly Beach.