Harbour Bridge to Taronga Zoo

Download & Print Map and Notes

4 hrs

9.8 km One way

389 m

Moderate track
On this walk, you will explore much of the foreshore linking Milsons Point Station to Taronga Zoo Ferry wharf. The walk is mostly along footpaths sometimes beside roads and other times through parkland. There are a few places to grab a drink or a bight to eat, and plenty of places to stop and enjoy the majestic views of Sydney Harbour.

Maps for the Harbour Bridge to Taronga Zoo 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 Harbour Bridge to Taronga Zoo bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Harbour Bridge to Taronga Zoo

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 9.8 km
Time 4 hrs

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 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


4.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 3.7km is flat with no steps. The remaining (1.6km) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 9km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 940m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 10km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 10km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 10km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 10km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 160m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Harbour Bridge to Taronga Zoo walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Harbour Bridge to Taronga Zoo walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Harbour Bridge to Taronga Zoo walk starts at the Milsons Point Station (gps: -33.845818, 151.21242)
Your transport options to Milsons Point Station are by;
Train. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(get details)

The Harbour Bridge to Taronga Zoo 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/hbttz

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 🙂