Bradleys Head and Chowder Head walk
  • Length: 3.7km

  • Duration: 1 hr 45 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Athol Wharf Rd, Mosman

  • End: 6 Morella Rd, Mosman

  • Location: Sydney Harbour National Park

  • Closest Town: Mosman

  • Distance from CBD: 10.0 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.84575194

  • Longitude: 151.2397805

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Bradleys Head and Chowder Head walk is a 3.7km, grade 3 One way hike located in Sydney Harbour National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1 hrs 45 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

This walk is a great way to explore the history of Bradleys Head whilst enjoying the views of Sydney Harbour including the Harbour Bridge the Opera House and a majestic angophora forest. Starting from the ferry wharf below Taronga Zoo this walk follows a clear track along the shore visiting several historic sites (and a cafe) on Bradleys Head. The track then leads around Taylors Bay to enjoy more harbour views from Chowder Head. Here the walk heads up to Morella St. A great way to enjoy this pocket of Sydney Harbour National Park and the sweeping city views.


Download maps and tracknotes for Bradleys Head and Chowder Head walk hiking track from wildwalks.com.

About the region

Sydney Harbour National Park protects islands and foreshore around Sydney Harbour. Explore Sydney's history on a school excursion or guided tour to enjoy coastal walks, picnics and swimming. Sydney Harbour National Park protects a number of islands and foreshore areas around one of the world's most famous harbours. The park is home to superb swimming spots, bushwalking tracks and picnic areas, which offer a huge range of activities that will have you coming back again and again.

See native wildlife living in rare pockets of bushland once common around Sydney, or take a fascinating walk to explore the park's cultural history. You'll see everything from convict-built buildings and military fortifications to Aboriginal sites and a heritage lighthouse. And with the harbour's staggering coastline creating an endless natural lookout, the park's jaw-dropping views simply have to be seen to be believed. If you're at one of the park's lookouts during winter, be sure to keep a lookout for whales on their annual migration north.

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2 thoughts on “Bradleys Head and Chowder Head walk (3.7km)

  1. It’d be great if you could include in your summaries whether the walks are dog friendly or not ?
    This one isn’t, which I found on the website link in your article, but a few less clicks are always appreciated!

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