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Natural Bridge track to Davidson Park is a 6.8km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Garigal National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3.5hrs to complete.
The Natural Bridge track is a delightful half day walk linking the eastern and western foreshores of Bantry Bay. Keep an eye on the way for the impressive crossing the track is named for, a natural sandstone bridge formed by erosion over thousands of years.
The walk starts along The Bluff track at the end of Grattan Crescent before joining up with the Natural Bridge track. It’s a steep descent but the views down Bantry Bay are great. Then link up with the Currie Road trail, which crosses the Cook Street trail onto the Bates Creek track. The walk then drops steeply into Bates Creek crossing before zigzagging up to a flat section of the track.
At the Tipperary Road turnoff, you’ll reach the start of the historic Magazine track. After a short descent that takes you past the Magazine complex, you’ll be rewarded with excellent views across Bantry Bay. Further on, there is a crossing of mossy rocks and a pretty waterfall just before you reach Flat Rock Beach, a great spot to have a picnic and take in the views down Middle Harbour.
From there, head up to Flat Rock track and wind along the side of the valley wall; you’ll eventually come to a set of steps down into Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp.
About the region
Garigal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Garigal National Park is open 6am to 6.30pm (8pm during daylight savings) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To Currie Road, Forestville. Natural Bridge track to Davidson Park is accessed via Grattan Crescent, Forestville. To get there:Make your way to Warringah Road, Frenchs ForestTurn into Bantry Bay Road and travel southTurn right into Grattan CrescentYou can also access the track via the Currie Road trail that starts at Currie Road, Forestville Park entry points Currie Road, Forestville See on map Davidson Park South See on map Parking Parking is available on Grattan Crescent, Forestville, and at Davidson Park picnic area if you start the walk there.
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.