(0km) Milsons Point Station → Tunnel vent lookout
Tunnel vent lookout
(0.4km) Tunnel vent lookout → Dr Mary Booth Lookout
Continue straight: From Jeffreys St ferry wharf, this walk follows the foreshore footpath whilst keeping the harbour to your right. The walk heads over a bridge then past a large strangler fig tree beside a sandstone wall. This foreshore walkway also passes several seats, steps, historic items and grand harbour views, and passes over a couple of bridges before turning left and heading up a long flight of steps. At the top of these steps, the walk comes to a large grassy reserve and the signposted ‘Dr Mary Booth Lookout’.
Dr Mary Booth Lookout
(0.72km) Dr Mary Booth Lookout → Admiralty House
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along Waruda St whilst keeping the water glimpses to your right. At the end of a Waruda St, the walk turns left and heads up the steps then follows the path to soon turn right onto Kirribilli Ave. The walk heads past a old white building to find the gate to ‘Admiralty House’.
(1.05km) Admiralty House → Lady Gowrie Lookout
Continue straight: From Kirribilli House, this walk heads towards the end of Kirribilli Ave, towards the water view. Just beyond the end of Kirribilli Ave, this walk heads down a few steps to come to the good views and signposted ‘Lady Gowrie Lookout’. At the end of this side trip, retrace your steps back to the main walk then Turn right.
Lady Gowrie Lookout
(1.05km) Admiralty House → Int of Carabella St and Holbrook Ave
(1.21km) Int of Carabella St and Holbrook Ave → Ensemble Theatre
(1.92km) Ensemble Theatre → Milson Park
(2.02km) Milson Park → Anderson Park
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads down the steps then across the small timber bridge into Anderson Park. Here the walk follows the footpath along the foreshore and soon finds a semi-circular seating area with several plaques, a water view and a drinking fountain. The walk continues along the foreshore of the park to the far side to find a set of stairs heading up from between the toilets and Neutral Bay Marina.
(2.67km) Anderson Park → Int of Wycombe Rd and Hayes St
(3km) Int of Wycombe Rd and Hayes St → Neutral Bay (Hayes Street) Ferry Wharf
Neutral Bay (Hayes Street) Ferry Wharf
(3km) Int of Wycombe Rd and Hayes St → Nutcote House
(3.3km) Nutcote House → Top of Kurraba ferry steps
(3.53km) Top of Kurraba ferry steps → Int of Kurraba and Shellcove Rds
(3.61km) Int of Kurraba and Shellcove Rds → Spains Lookout
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads uphill following the footpath beside Kurraba Rd. Soon the walk takes the left fork in the road and heads down past Hodgson Lookout and just beyond the intersection with Baden Rd, to a small park and ‘Spains Lookout’ At the end of this side trip, retrace your steps back to the main walk then Turn right.
(3.61km) Int of Kurraba and Shellcove Rds → Bogota Ave Lookout
Bogota Ave Lookout
(4.39km) Bogota Ave Lookout → Top of Maccallum Pool path
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘Maccallum Pool’ sign along the path, keeping the water views to your right. Soon the path leads to a ‘Y’ intersection in front of an apartment building (the path on the right leads to Maccallum Pool).
(5.14km) Top of Maccallum Pool path → Maccallum Pool
(5.14km) Top of Maccallum Pool path → Int of Milson Rd and foreshore walk
(5.43km) Int of Milson Rd and foreshore walk → Sophies Lookout
(5.57km) Sophies Lookout → Robertsons Point Lookout
Robertsons Point Lookout
(5.57km) Sophies Lookout → Elephants Ear
(5.95km) Elephants Ear → Old Cremorne Ferry Wharf
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.
(6.35km) Old Cremorne Ferry Wharf → Bottom of Hodgson Ave steps
(6.67km) Bottom of Hodgson Ave steps → Mosman Bay Marina
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.
(7.1km) Mosman Bay Marina → Mosman Bay Ferry Wharf
Mosman Bay Ferry Wharf and Shops
(7.5km) Mosman Bay Ferry Wharf → Int of Musgrave and McLeod Sts
(7.77km) Int of Musgrave and McLeod Sts → South Mosman Wharf
(8.11km) South Mosman Wharf → Curraghbeena Point
Curraghbeena Point Lookout
(8.19km) Curraghbeena Point → End of Curraghbeena Rd
(8.6km) End of Curraghbeena Rd → Int. Illawarra St and Curlew Camp Rd
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the hill along the narrow concrete road, keeping the houses to your left. Soon the road leads to an intersection with Illawarra St and some stairs (on your right).
(8.85km) Int. Illawarra St and Curlew Camp Rd → Sirius Cove Reserve
Sirius Cove Reserve
(8.94km) Sirius Cove Reserve → Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the sign pointing to ‘Curlew Camp’, following the footpath beside the tall barbed wire fence and wall. The track leads over a few sections of boardwalk, and soon comes to an intersection (with a track on the right marked with another ‘Curlew Camp’ sign, pointing ‘130 metres’.
(9.42km) 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.
(9.42km) Int. Borogegal Walking Trail and Curlew Camp Trk → Taronga Zoo Wharf
Maps for the Harbour Bridge 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.
|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
4.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 3.7km is flat with no steps. The remaining (1.6km) has short steep hills.
Quality of track
Around 9km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 940m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
This whole walk, 10km is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 10km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 10km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 10km 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 delightful walk from Cremorne to Taronga Zoo enjoys stunning harbour views and a number of sites to explore along bushland and suburban tracks. Starting from Cremorne ferry wharf, there is an option for a closer look at Robertsons Point lighthouse before continuing around Cremorne Reserve into Mosmans Bay. The walk continues through Little Sirius Bay, and offers the chance to visit historic Camp Curlew before finishing at the scenic Taronga Zoo wharf. A great way to enjoy a few hours exploring this beautiful harbour.
Total climbing: 218m
4.2 km One way
1 hr 45 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
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 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.
Total climbing: 176m
6 km One way
2 hrs 30 mins
This fun walk covers a large section of the Great North Walk, starting from the official start in Circular Quay. After a short ferry trip the walk follows the Lane Cove River through the Lane Cove National Park, to Thornleigh. Here, the walk enters Berowra Valley National Park, continuing along the Great North Walk to before following the popular Blue Gum Walk up out of the valley, to Hornsby train station. Camp overnight at Lane Cove tourist park and at the Scout camp in Thornleigh.
Total climbing: 1695m
44.4 km One way
This overnight walk starts from the Obelisk in Macquarie Park, Sydney, at the official start of the Great North Walk. The walk soon boards the ferry from Circular Quay to Woolwich, and follows the Great North Walk through the streets of Hunters Hill and into the Lane Cove National Park. After staying the night in a caravan park here, the walk backtracks a little, then heads north, winding through the Lane Cove Valley, up to Thornleigh train station.
Total climbing: 1114m
33 km One way
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
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
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
Short URL = http://wild.tl/hbttz
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.