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This stunning urban foreshore walk begins at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Start at the bridge's southern end in The Rocks or its northern end at Milsons Point, and then follow its signage around the harbour's northern shores.
On this superbly scenic route, you'll tread the paths of history as you pass harbour fortifications and Federation homes. You'll walk some of the city's most interesting and exclusive streets and find yourself ensconced in beautiful bushland and rainforest remnants.
Hike east past Taronga Zoo and into Sydney Harbour National Park, home of the incredible Bradleys, Chowder and Middle Heads. Be sure to stop at Athol Hall for a cuppa and a bite to eat, before continuing on to the exquisite Balmoral Beach for a swim. Then press on until you reach The Spit Bridge; you may even get there in time to see it open and rise to allow boats through.
It's easy to break this walk up into shorter sections by parking partway along the route, catching the bus or the ferry at Mosman or Taronga Zoo wharves.
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.
To Spit Bridge. This walk begins at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can:Start at the Harbour Bridge's southern stairs, located near Gloucester Street and Cumberland Street in The Rocks, or,Start at the Harbour Bridge's northern stairs, located at Burton Street, Milsons Point Park entry points Spit Bridge See on map Parking Parking is available in multiple places along the walk. When completing the walk in full, park your car at The Rocks or in Milsons Point where the walk begins, or at The Spit, Mosman, where it ends. Please note that this is paid parking. The Rocks and Milsons Point can be busy places, so parking might be limited.
You might like to pack swimmers and a towel as there are opportunities to swim along the way
Take care as this walk includes a variety of terrain and pathway conditions
This track is part of Sydney's walking track network. For more information visit the Walking Coastal Sydney website
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.