Shakespheres Point loop

Download & Print Map and Notes

15 mins

661 m Circuit

24 m

Easy track
On this short walk, you will follow a series of footpaths to Shark Bay and head up some sandstone steps to the great views of Shakespheres Point. Since you are up on this headland, it is worth doing a loop around before heading back down to the main area of Nielsen Park. Make a day of it by staying for a swim and a bite to eat.

Maps for the Shakespheres Point loop 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 Shakespheres Point loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Shakespheres Point loop

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 661 m
Time 15 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
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


Around 450m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 210m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 660m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 660m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 660m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 660m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 660m 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 Shakespheres Point loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Shakespheres Point loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Shakespheres Point loop walk starts and ends 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)

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



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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 🙂