Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew

30 mins

930 m Return

61 m

Moderate track
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.

Maps for the Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew 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.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew

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 930 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


Around 340m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 120m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

340m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 110m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (20m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 470m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 470m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 470m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 470m 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 Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Taronga Zoo to Camp Curlew walk starts and ends at the Taronga Zoo Wharf (gps: -33.84575, 151.23979)
Your transport options to Taronga Zoo Wharf are by;
Ferry. (get details)
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/tztcc

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 :)