30 mins

986 m Return

23 m

Moderate track
This short return walk starts from the end of Grattan Crescent, Frenchs Forest and follows the service trails along the Bluff Track to the spectacular lookout perched above Bantry Bay. There is an optional side trip down the into the valley to the Natural Bridge, which is a interesting natural rock archway bridging a creek.

Maps for the The Bluff 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.
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 The Bluff Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Bluff 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 986 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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


Around 290m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 210m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

290m of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 160m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (50m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 440m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 50m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 490m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 490m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 290m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 210m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Bluff Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Bluff Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Bluff Track walk starts and ends at the End of Grattan Crescent (gps: -33.763039, 151.22935)
Your transport options to End of Grattan Crescent 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/tbt

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 🙂