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


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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