Balmoral to Middle Head Forts
  • Length: 4.1km

  • Duration: 2 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 2C The Esplanade, Mosman

  • End: 2C The Esplanade, Mosman

  • Closest Town: Mosman

  • Location: Sydney Harbour National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 9.5 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.8290552904

  • Longitude: 151.2556782554

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Balmoral to Middle Head Forts is a 4.1km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Sydney Harbour National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs to complete.


This walk to the Middle Head fortifications is a great way to break up your day at the beach. There are plenty of places to explore and the forts are quite interesting and historically significant. The track is well marked and has some information signs. The views of Sydney Harbour are great and it is well worth carrying a picnic lunch to allow more time to enjoy North Head.

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