Sydney Harbour

Best walk no. 8

Sydney Harbour

Grade 3
Manly to the Spit; Taronga Park Zoo to the Spit; Manly to North Head, Sydney Harbour. Wildflowers, harbour views, colonial history.
Sydney Harbour NP
Sydney and surrounds
Southern Sydney Branch


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26 Jan, Thu Harbour Bridge to the Spit
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  400m Sydney Branch
Esther C.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Join us for an Australia Day Celebration Walk to soak up the atmosphere of this great day. Walk as much or as little as you wish. We shall walk across the Harbour Bridge, then from Kiribilli to the Spit. Swimming opportunities. Several small climbs. Jointly led by Lydia and Esther. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

23 May, Tue Manly – Spit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Walk to The Spit via Manly Scenic Walkway Track and Castle Rock. Moderate pace. At finish a bus to city or Manly. Steep sections, many steps, bushtracks with rough and uneven surfaces. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

9 May, Tue Manly to the Spit
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  300m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.2017 is our 60th anniversary and we are having a Photographic competition. As part of that event I am leading a series of photographic walks to some special locations. This one is to from Manly to The Spit, including sections of Sydney Harbour National Park. Bring your imagination and equipment and capture a special moment. This is a half day outing. Limit: 15. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

24 Apr, Mon Middle Head
Grade:3/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Walk via Beauty Point, Spit Reserve, Balmoral, Middle Head to Chowder Bay. Moderate pace. Bus return to city. Steep section, steps, some rough bushtracks. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

8 Mar, Wed North Head
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  150m Sydney Branch
Gerald H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Manly Circuit. Walk from Manly Wharf via Shelley Beach, North Head, Quarantine Cemetery and Collins Beach back to the wharf. Streets, bushtracks, fire trails, some hills. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

15 Nov, Wed North Head Circuit
Length 4km Sydney Branch
Bob S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Level ramble. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

27 Apr, Thu North Head Sydney Harbour
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  500m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Circumnavigate North Head via Shelley Beach, old School of Artillery, Hanging Swamp, Fairfax Lookout, SHFT Visitors Centre & Q Station. This walk has it all. Panoramic views, native flora & fauna, amazing history, military defences, quarantine practices. Trips & falls. Limit: 15. Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

13 Feb, Tue 9:18AM Spit – Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Walk from The Spit to Manly Wharf via Manly Scenic Walkway Track. Carry morning tea, lunch and water for a full day walk. Steep sections, many steps, bushtracks with rough and uneven surfaces. Moderate pace. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

9 Dec, Sat 8:35AM Spit Bridge -Manly
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  100m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimming60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.If there is a more iconic walk that epitomises the beauty of Sydney Harbour I'd certainly like to know about it! Expect several swimming stops and a side trip to Crater Cove along the way as we cruise along the littoral zone.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 20. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

21 Mar, Tue Spit to Manly
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Southern Highlands Branch
Sue Ann M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks. Limit: 12. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

7 Jan, Sat Sydney Harbour NP
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Come along on this classic walk with a twist! Manly to the Spit is a superb jaunt to enjoy all that Sydney Harbour can offer and on this trip we'll be stopping off on a couple of spots to do some snorkelling (optional) or just a swim to cool down. Bring snorkelling gear if interested as lots of colourful fish to see. Limit: 20. Map: Sydney Street Directory Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

22 Feb, Wed Sydney Harbour NP
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  60m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Watsons Bay to Rose Bay via Hermitage Track, and Hornby Lighthouse, South Head. Beautiful harbour and ocean views as we walk to South Head, then to Rose Bay via Parsley Bay, Neilson Park and the Hermitage Foreshore Track. Swimming possible at Neilson Park. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

12 Jan, Thu Sydney Harbour NP
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Summer walk Taronga Park Zoo to the Spit with opportunities for swimming. Joint walk with Bush Club. The plan is to walk from Balmoral to the Spit at water level. This may involve some scrambling. Low tide of 0.16m is due at 3.30pm. Limit: 15. Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

31 May, Wed Sydney Harbour NP
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  100m Sydney Branch
Denise S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Walk from Quakers Head to Manly via the Spit. Beautiful harbour views. Some street walking but mainly tracks. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

28 Mar, Tue Sydney Harbour NP
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Sydney Branch
Carole B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Taronga Zoo to the Spit via Bradleys Head, Chowder Bay, Georges Heights, Balmoral Beach, Chinamans Beach. Opportunities for swimming. Walk around the shoreline from Balmoral on the rock platform at low tide. Option to walk on to Manly. Some scrambling may be required. Limit: 15. Map: Walking Coastal Sydney Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

14 Mar, Tue Sydney Harbour NP
Grade:2/6 Length 3km  100m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.2017 is our 60th anniversary and we are having a Photographic competition. As part of that event I am leading a series of photographic walks to some special locations. This one is to the Sydney Harbour National Park at South Head. Bring your imagination and equipment and capture a special moment. This is a half day outing. Limit: 15. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

17 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Sydney Harbour NP
Grade:3/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
Shirley H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Circular walk via Shelly Beach, clifftops, North Head Sanctuary, North Head and Collins Beach. Moderate pace. Steep sections, steps, bushtracks, walkways, streets. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

30 Jan, Tue 10:02AM Taronga Zoo – Balmoral
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
(Jean’s Group) Carol G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.60 Best walks | This is one of the NPA's 60 best walks.Walk one of the iconic trails in Sydney. Leave Taronga Zoo and walk through bush with the harbour a constant companion. Time to meet some of the many water dragons who call this part of the city home. A steep climb (taken slowly) up to Bradleys Head for lunch, then after lunch down the steps to Balmoral. Then 3 choices: 1) Bus to Taronga Zoo, ferry to Circular Quay. 2) Bus to city. 3) Join leader on bus to Manly, ferry ride back to city. Best Walk: Sydney Harbour View

One thought on “Sydney Harbour

  1. Sam Garrett-Jones
    says:

    I ashamed to say that this was my first time on this beautiful walk, and in unprecedented ‘winter’ weather too. Lovely! Lucky Sydneysiders!

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