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


South Head Heritage Trail is a 1.7km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in  New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45 mins to complete.


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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