Henry Head Circuit

Download & Print Map and Notes

3 hrs

6.8 km Circuit

174 m

Hard track
This walk has a lovely mix of natural and war history combined within the scenic Botany Bay National Park. The track follows beaches and cliff tops as it visits World War One and Two gun and lookout stations. The side trip to the coastal cemetery is worthwhile, giving a glimpse into lives from the past. The Jennifer Street section of this circuit allows access through a section of endangered native Banksia scrub that once occupied a much larger part of the Sydney region. A varied and interesting day out in the Botany Bay National Park.

Maps for the Henry Head Circuit walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91303S BOTANY BAY NSW-91303S
Bondi 1:25 000 Map Series 91302S BONDI NSW-91302S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Henry Head Circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Henry Head Circuit

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 6.8 km
Time 3 hrs

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


3.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.3km has short steep hills. Whilst another 850m is very steep and the remaining 95m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.3km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. Whilst another 1.3km follows a smooth and hardened path and the remaining 1.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


4.2km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 1.3km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (1.3km) has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

4.7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 1.3km requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. The remaining (800m) requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.3km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


3.9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 1.6km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.3km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Henry Head Circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Henry Head Circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Henry Head Circuit walk starts and ends at the Southern End of Cann Park (gps: -33.988579, 151.23365)
Your transport options to Southern End of Cann Park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/hhc

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂