10 mins

108 m Return

18 m

Moderate track
This short walk follows a set of sandstone steps from the narrow streets of Vaucluse to the small, isolated Queens Beach on Sydney Harbour. The beach has great views across the top of Rose Bay to the city and Sydney Harbour Bridge. A great place to wet the toes and enjoy a peaceful lunch by the water. Although the walk is short, the only flat section is on the beach.

Maps for the Queens Beach 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 Queens Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Queens Beach

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 108 m
Time 10 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
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 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


This whole walk, 55m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 40m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 15m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 55m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 55m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 55m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 55m 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 Queens Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Queens Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Queens Beach walk starts and ends at the Int of Queens Ave and Little Queens Lane (gps: -33.860857, 151.26951)
Your transport options to Int of Queens Ave and Little Queens Lane 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/qb

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 🙂