1 hr 45 mins
(0km) Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf → Sophies Lookout
(0.04km) Sophies Lookout → Robertsons Point Lookout
Robertsons Point Lookout
(0.04km) Sophies Lookout → Elephants Ear
(0.41km) Elephants Ear → Mosman Bay Marina
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Old Cremorne Wharf’ sign sign gently uphill along the path, keeping the water to your right. The path soon comes to another intersection where this walk tends right, following the path for about 120m (passing a few informal side tracks) to find some large sandstone boulders and the entrance to the ‘Old Cremorne’ Ferry Wharf.
Turn left: From the Old Cremorne Ferry Wharf entrance, this walk follows the footpath away from the power lines keeping the water to your right. The path leads up the hill and after ≈180m, the path heads up a set of steps. The path continues to enjoy water views (to your right), passing behind a row of houses. Soon the path bends left to pass a ‘Cremorne Point’ sign and find a clear three-way intersection and a bench seat.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Bromley Ave’ sign along the footpath (not actually a road) between the row of houses to find a four-way intersection at the last house, number five.
Continue straight: From 5 Bromley Ave, this walk heads down the steps and follows the path to cross the timber bridge over the valley. The walk bends right and follows the path for ≈250m, enjoying the water views to your right. The path then passes a ‘Harnett Park’ sign (and ignores the upper track on your left), then heads down some steps and turns left. The walk heads past the ‘Rowers Restaurant’ to a car park and the Mosman Bay Marina.
(1.57km) Mosman Bay Marina → Mosman Bay Ferry Wharf
Mosman Bay Ferry Wharf and Shops
(1.96km) Mosman Bay Ferry Wharf → South Mosman Wharf
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill along ‘Musgrave St’ towards the distant water views. At the end of the street, the walk comes to a turning area, bus stop, shelter and the entrance to the ‘South Mosman Wharf’.
(2.57km) South Mosman Wharf → Curraghbeena Point
Curraghbeena Point Lookout
(2.66km) Curraghbeena Point → End of Curraghbeena Rd
(3.07km) End of Curraghbeena Rd → No. 4 Curlew Camp Rd
(3.22km) No. 4 Curlew Camp Rd → Int. Illawarra St and Curlew Camp Rd
(3.31km) Int. Illawarra St and Curlew Camp Rd → Sirius Cove Reserve
Sirius Cove Reserve
(3.41km) Sirius Cove Reserve → Bottom of Whiting Beach Rd steps
(3.65km) Bottom of Whiting Beach Rd steps → Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk
(3.89km) Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk → Camp Curlew
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down towards the water and onto the wooden platform. At the end of this side trip, retrace your steps back to the main walk then Continue straight.
(3.89km) Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk → Taronga Zoo Wharf
Maps for the Cremorne Point to Taronga Zoo walkYou 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.
|Parramatta River||1:25 000 Map Series||91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER||NSW-91303N|
|Sydney||1:100 000 Map Series||9130 SYDNEY||9130|
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.
|Time||1 hr 45 mins|
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Short steep hills (3/6)|
|Quality of track||Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)|
|Signs||Clearly signposted (1/6)|
|Experience Required||No experience required (1/6)|
|Weather||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
1.8km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.3km has short steep hills. The remaining (1.2km) is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
Around 3.4km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 820m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
This whole walk, 4.2km is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 4.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 4.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 4.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 160m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
A short walk but a fun time. Catch a ferry to Cremorne Point and grab a bight to eat before climbing the steps and having a play in the kids playground. Then wander along the footpath to the lookout at the end of Cremorne Point, know as Robertsons Point. The view across Sydney Harbour is great. There are also a few picnic tables to enjoy. Beyond this walk, the more adventurous can climb down the steps and ladder to the rock platform below.
Total climbing: 11m
478 m Return
This track takes you from Taronga Zoo Ferry, directly to Camp Curlew. A perfect little walk for the Impressionist wanting to recreate the attraction to Camp Curlew for painting. Little Sirius Cove is a secluded beach, worth the short sidetrip. Camp Curlew is a secluded spot on Sydney Harbour and has historically been used as a retreat by artists.
Total climbing: 61m
930 m Return
1.7 km One way
This walk explores the foreshore tracks of Cremorne Reserve, taking in fantastic harbour views, beautiful gardens and a sidetrip to Robertsons Point lighthouse. Starting from Cremorne ferry wharf, the walk climbs to Robertsons Point and lighthouse, then meanders down past interesting houses and historic gardens, before delving into Mosmans Bay and finishing up at the ferry wharf. A great way to explore part of the harbour, capped off with rides on the ferry.
Total climbing: 68m
2 km One way
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.
Total climbing: 115m
2.7 km Circuit
1 hr 15 mins
This walk winds along the coast of Sydney Harbour with many beautiful views across to the city and of the bush surrounding the track. Bacino Bar at Clifton Gardens is worth a visit for a coffee before walking through the streets over to Sirius Cove. The walk passes Taronga Zoo, which could be added to your walk to make a great day out.
Total climbing: 352m
6.5 km Circuit
3 hrs 30 mins
On this walk, you will explore much of the foreshore linking Milsons Point Station to Taronga Zoo Ferry wharf. The walk is mostly along footpaths sometimes beside roads and other times through parkland. There are a few places to grab a drink or a bight to eat, and plenty of places to stop and enjoy the majestic views of Sydney Harbour.
Total climbing: 389m
9.8 km One way
Other Nearby walks
This walk is a great way to explore the history of Bradleys Head whilst enjoying the views of Sydney Harbour, including the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and a majestic angophora forest. Starting from the ferry wharf below Taronga Zoo, this walk follows a clear track along the shore, visiting several historic sites (and a cafe) on Bradleys Head. The track then leads around Taylors Bay to enjoy more harbour views from Chowder Head. Here, the walk heads up to Morella St. A great way to enjoy this pocket of Sydney Harbour National Park, and the sweeping city views.
Total climbing: 219m
3.7 km One way
1 hr 45 mins
Starting at Taronga Wharf, this walk passes many icons of Sydney, including Taronga Zoo, HMAS Sydney Mast, Chowder Bay. The walk also provides views across the water to the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Fort Denison and the city skyline. The walk has many brilliant vantage points over the harbour with some spots to stop for a coffee and lunch. A great walk to see Sydney Harbour from a different view.
Total climbing: 246m
4.4 km One way
The walk around Bradleys Head is a great way to see Sydney Harbour and some interesting cultural heritage. The walk passes stunning views at Bradleys Head, to the mast of HMAS Sydney, before coming back to the old Athol Hall for afternoon tea. The entrance to Taronga Zoo is passed twice so be prepared for the kids wanting to visit!
Total climbing: 138m
3 km Circuit
1 hr 30 mins
This walk explores a great section of Sydney Harbour. The walk starts at the Taronga Zoo ferry wharf with views of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The spectacular views continue as you explore bushland and the bays along the way. The walk also explores a historic section of the harbour, including the fortifications at Bradley’s Head and Chowder Bay. Some sections of this walk are closed at night. There are a few places to get food along the way, and many great places to eat your own packed lunch.
Total climbing: 328m
6.8 km One way
This walk is a great way to explore Bradleys Head, enjoying it’s stunning views of Sydney Harbour, the history and the surrounding bush land. The walk around to Chowder Bay passes Athol Hall, which is a nice place for a coffee and some cake before heading to the Bay for a swim and another coffee at the Bacino Bar. The walk then takes the road directly back to Taronga Zoo.
Total climbing: 334m
7 km Circuit
This very long day walk has some stunning views, excellent heritage sites, a Zoo and beautiful beaches. What more could you ask for? The many sidetrips and places to stop and enjoy the views, having a coffee at the Bacino Bar or fish and chips on Balmoral Beach, will all make this walk an excellent way to ease into longer distance walking. The walk spends most of its time on the coast, and follows the Spit to Manly walk for the last half.
Total climbing: 746m
18.9 km One way
This is a scenic and culturally rich walk with views over Sydney Harbour and many interesting heritage buildings along the way. The start at the zoo allows for a possible visit. The walk then passes the Bacino Bar on the way through the military heritage buildings. This is an excellent walk to do on a hot summer’s day, with access to beautiful beaches along the whole walk.
Total climbing: 410m
10.4 km One way
This walk explores a great section of Sydney Harbour. Starting with some historic points at Bradleys Head, you can enjoy views of Sydney’s Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The views will continue to delight as you explore bushland and the bays along the way. The pleasant walk ends at Clifton Gardens, where you will find a kiosk and equipment for the kids to play.
Total climbing: 161m
2.8 km One way
1 hr 30 mins
The walk around Bradleys Head is packed with great views and cultural heritage. The views over Sydney Harbour can be enjoyed from many vantage points. There are a number of places of historic significance, including HMAS Sydney’s Mast and Athol Hall. Athol Hall has a wonderful, grassed lawn with excellent views over the city, a great place for a coffee or picnic.
Total climbing: 83m
1.7 km Circuit
This loop walk is the shortest way to access the views from Chowder Head. The optional side trip leads to an informal lookout on an unfenced rock platform. A great spot to enjoy the sailing boats on Sydney Harbour. In spring, this walk is particularly spectacular with a wide range of wildflowers on display.
Total climbing: 36m
548 m Circuit
1.7 km Return
Chowder Bay to Georges Heights Lookout is a fantastic walk to burn off a coffee from the Bacino Bar. The walk passes the Bacino Bar and enjoys the view from an old gun emplacement at George Heights Lookout. The sandstone seats and shaded grassy areas make this a perfect walk for a picnic too.
Total climbing: 60m
842 m Return
Fire DangerEach 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 ForestThis walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
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There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* 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.