South Head Heritage Trail
  • Length: 1.7km

  • Duration: 45 mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 4 Cliff St, Watsons Bay

  • End: 4 Cliff St, Watsons Bay

  • Closest Town: Watsons Bay

  • Location:

  • Distance from state capital: 13.0 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.839389796

  • Longitude: 151.2799658066


This walk explores the tip of Sydney Harbour’s South Head. On this walk you will visit several historic and scenic places following a footpath most of the way. You will start at Camp Cove the first landing place for Europeans in Australia and also visit a number of gun emplacements designed to protect the shores from the threat of invasion. Also enjoy the panoramic ocean and harbour views from the cliff line at Hornby Lighthouse. A wonderful walk for those wanting to explore wide open views and get a glimpse of history.

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