Dobroyd Head Walk

1 Hr

2.5 km Circuit

109 m

Hard track
Walking around Dobroyd Head is a fantastic experience. The heath vegetation high up on the walk provides many opportunities to view flowers and insects close up, whilst still enjoying plenty of views out to the sea. Reef Beach is a great place to stop for a snack or lunch and to get the feet wet before heading back to the road.

Maps for the Dobroyd Head Walk 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.
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Dobroyd Head Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Dobroyd Head Walk

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 2.5 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 4/6

Hard track
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 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


1.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 900m has short steep hills. The remaining (110m) is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 460m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 1.6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 900m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 860m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Dobroyd Head Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Dobroyd Head Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Dobroyd Head Walk walk starts and ends at the Int. Dobroyd Scenic Dr and Arabanoo Trk (gps: -33.80836, 151.2688)
Your transport options to Int. Dobroyd Scenic Dr and Arabanoo Trk 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



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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 :)