Sydney's Best Harbour & Coastal Walks


Title: Sydney's Best Harbour & Coastal Walks
Author: Katrina O'Brien
Edition: 2
Publisher: Woodslane Press
ISBN: 9781921606274
Number of pages: 176
Year of Publication: 2006
Cover Price (au$): 29.95
Format: Paperback
Weight (grams): 315
Regions the book covers: Sydney Inner Harbour and Coast
Height (cm): 22

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Authors Comments
Sydney has some outstanding walks right in the heart of the city. Most Sydneysiders know of the well-trodden Bondi-to-Coogee and Spit-to-Manly walks but Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks details thirty seven waterside walks from Brisbane Water National Park in the north to the Royal National Park in the south. Everyone in the community is aware of the need for daily activity to keep healthy and walking is increasingly popular with people who would not call themselves bushwalkers. In Sydney's Best Harbour and Coastal Walks, Katrina O'Brien, travel guide author and local resident, combined her walking experience and passion for Sydney's undeveloped places to produce a bestselling user-friendly guide to the city's best quiet and wild walks as well as the classic walks. In this 2nd edition the walks have all been re-walked and updated, and the book has been arranged to better follow Sydney's Great Coastal Walk - a route now being actively promoted by various Sydney tourism bodies and councils. The book fully covers the entire route from Palm Beach to La Perouse, and also includes dozens of walks around the harbour and further afield, including the Royal National Park, Ku-ring-gai and a new walk from Patonga to Pearl Beach in Brisbane Water National Park. The text is complemented by more than 150 full-colour photographs and detailed full-colour maps.
Niche: Waterside walks in Sydney
Interpretive Information: Plenty
Grade system explained: Yes
Ascent and/or Decent provided: No
Driving directions provided: No
Date walks last reviewed provided: No
A summary of walks provided: Yes
Regional Map of walks provided: Yes
Maps designed for walking: Yes - reasonable detail
Type of maps used (for walking): Sketch
Colour used in walking maps: Multicolour
Size of walking maps: Half page
Walking map Comment: Road atlas-style maps for every walk
Colour depth of photos: Colour
Comment on Photographs: Many colourful pictures, giving a good sense of the regions
Level of detail in tracknotes: Detailed route information
Alternate route and side trip suggestions: Many walks

List of walks in book

Walk Name Length Time Grade Page
Patonga to Pearl Beach 6 km 2 hrs 30 mins Medium 14
West Head to Resolute Beach 3 km 1 Hr Easy 18
Elvina Bay 6 km 2 hrs 30 mins Medium 22
Barrenjoey Head 3.5 km 1 hr 30 mins Medium 28
Palm Beach to Avalon 7 km 3 hrs Medium 32
Avalon to Narrabeen 11 km 4 hrs Medium 36
Collaroy to Manly 11.5 km 4 hrs Medium 41
Manly to North Head 9 km 3 hrs 30 mins Medium 45
Spit Bridge to Manly 10 km 3 hrs 30 mins Medium 53
Harold Reid Reserve 5 km 2 hrs Easy 60
Two Creeks Track 6 km 2 hrs 30 mins Medium 63
Flat Rock and Magazine Tracks 9.5 km 3 hrs 30 mins Medium 66
Bantry Bay 7 km 3 hrs Medium 69
Cremorne Point 3 km 1 Hr Easy 74
Mosman to Taronga Zoo 2 km 1 Hr Easy 77
Taronga Zoo to Balmoral 6.5 km 3 hrs Medium 80
Circular Quay to Lavender Bay 4 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy 84
McMahons Point to Waverton 3 km 1 Hr Easy 87
Balls Head and Berry Island 7 km 2 hrs 30 mins Easy 90
Circular Quay to Botanic Gardens 5 km 2 hrs Easy 96
Circular Quay to Darling Harbour & Pyrmont 6 km 2 hrs Easy 102
Anzac Bridge, Rozelle & Blackwattle Bays 5 km 2 hrs Easy 110
Balmain to Birchgrove 8 km 3 hrs Easy 118
The Iron Cove Bay Run 7 km 2 hrs Easy 118
Hen & Chicken Bay 9 km 3 hrs Easy 121
Hunters Hill and Wollwich 5 km 2 hrs Easy 125
Greenwich 2.5 km 1 Hr Easy 129
Double Bay to Rose Bay 4 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy 134
Hermitage Foreshore to Vaulcluse 5 km 2 hrs Medium 138
Watsons Bay to South Head 2.45 km 1 Hr Easy 142
The Gap to Dover Heights 5 km 2 hrs Easy 146
Bondi to Coogee 6 km 2 hrs 30 mins Easy 154
Coogee to Maroubra 5 km 2 hrs Easy 158
Maroubra to La Perouse 10.5 km 4 hrs Medium 162
Cape Baily, Botany Bay 8 km 3 hrs Medium 170
Bundeena to Jibbon Head 5 km 2 hrs Medium 174
Bundeena to Marley Beach 10 km 3 hrs 30 mins Medium 178