Hermitage Foreshore Track

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2.2 km One way

123 m

Moderate track
The Hermitage Foreshore Walk is a wonderful way to explore Sydney Harbour from the perspective of South Head. This walk starts from Nielsen Park and follows a well maintained track along the narrow strip of harbour-side bushland to Bayview Hill Rd. Along the way, you will visit some secluded beaches and visit the historic Strickland House. A great walk exploring the history and natural beauty while enjoying a new perspective of the city.

Maps for the Hermitage Foreshore Track 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 Hermitage Foreshore Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hermitage Foreshore Track

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 2.2 km
Time 1 Hr

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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 570m is flat with no steps. The remaining (570m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

990m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 800m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (380m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 2.2km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 2.1km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 80m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


This whole walk, 2.2km 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 Hermitage Foreshore Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Hermitage Foreshore Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Hermitage Foreshore Track walk starts at the Greycliffe Ave Car Park (gps: -33.850846, 151.26857)
Your transport options to Greycliffe Ave Car Park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Hermitage Foreshore Track ends at the End of Bayview Hill Rd (gps: -33.863479, 151.26964)
Your transport options to End of Bayview Hill Rd 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/hfw

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 🙂