Hermitage Foreshore track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.8km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 14 Greycliffe Ave, Vaucluse

  • End: 14 Greycliffe Ave, Vaucluse

  • Location: Sydney Harbour National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 11.1 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.85097033

  • Longitude: 151.268448

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Hermitage Foreshore track is a 1.8km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Sydney Harbour National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

One of Sydney's great coastal walks, the easy Hermitage Foreshore track offers up stunning views of Sydney's harbour, islands and icons.
Be sure to take your camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities along this walk; you'll be able to see Shark Island, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the grounds of Strickland House along the way.
You can start the walk at either Bayview Hill Road or Nielsen Park and whichever way you walk, a stop at Nielsen Park is a way to spend some time. There's a family friendly beach to enjoy, lots of grass for spreading out a picnic blanket and the Nielsen Park Café that offers coffee, lunch and snacks.
Take a virtual tour of Hermitage Foreshore Track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

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.

Getting there

To Nielsen Park carpark. Hermitage Foreshore track begins at Nielsen Park, Vaucluse. Travel along New South Head Road past Rose Bay, and turn left into Vaucluse Road. Follow this along until turn into Greycliffe Avenue. Park entry points Nielsen Park carpark See on map Parking Parking is available on Greycliffe Avenue. Please see local signage for parking restrictions.


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.

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