Watsons Bay Walk and the South Head Heritage Trail

Watsons Bay Walk and the South Head Heritage Trail

The Watsons Bay Walk is a scenic trail exploring South Head, offering panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline, the Tasman Sea, North Head and the historic Hornby Lighthouse.

This family-friendly walk, which includes the South Head Heritage Trail, is situated in one of Sydney’s busiest tourist spots and is easy to get to by ferry.

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7 Prettiest Bay Walks in Sydney

Sydney bay walks

With a long and diverse coastline and a beautiful Harbour right in the city’s backyard, Sydney has no shortage of picturesque bays and secluded beaches.

One of the best ways to explore all that natural beauty is by doing some of the many walking trails in Sydney Harbour and beyond.

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Barangaroo Reserve (A Modern Sydney Foreshore Park and Walk)

Barangaroo Reserve (foreshore park and walk)

Located on the western side of the Sydney CBD, Barangaroo Reserve is a modern Sydney Harbour foreshore park, characterised by open landscaping, large grassy areas, and several walking paths.

The new reserve was constructed as part of the Barangaroo transformation project, which has changed an old industrial site into a thriving business, entertainment, and leisure precinct.

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Bradleys Head Walking Track (From Taronga Zoo Wharf)

Bradleys Head Walking Track

The Bradleys Head Walking Track is a short, family-friendly trail that leads to an iconic landmark in Sydney Harbour with beautiful views to enjoy from start to finish.

This walk starts from the Taronga Zoo ferry wharf and follows the Athol Bay shoreline before arriving at Bradleys Head, where you can spend some time sightseeing.

In this article, we’ll share the highlights of this walk, a detailed map, a short video, and some guidance on how best to get there.

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7 Most Scenic Sydney Ferry Trips

Sydney ferry trips

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of Sydney Harbour is by doing one of the many scenic ferry trips with Sydney Ferries.

You can go east to Cremorne Point, Rose Bay, Watsons Bay, or Manly for a refreshing swim, an exciting hike, or a nice cold beer. Or, you can go west and spend a few hours exploring Cockatoo Island or visit one of the many waterside suburbs along the Parramatta River for a nice lunch.

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Cremorne Point Circuit Walk in Sydney Harbour

Cremorne Point circuit walk

The Cremorne Point Walk is an easy 3 km foreshore circuit trail in Sydney’s lower north shore, with beautiful views of Mosman Bay, Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

Discover Robertsons Point Lighthouse, Cremorne Reserve, the MacCallum swimming pool, and much more, as you wander past picturesque gardens and impressive mansions, only a short ferry trip away from Circular Quay.

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Discover Balls Head Reserve and Carradah Park in Waverton

Balls Head Reserve and Carradah Park in Waverton

Balls Head Reserve on Sydney’s lower north shore is a beautiful forested headland nature reserve facing Sydney Harbour.

The reserve is home to various short bushwalking trails that combine natural beauty with great views across Sydney Harbour, the CBD skyline, the Harbour Bridge, Goat Island, and the surrounding peninsulas.

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Things to Do on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour

Things to do on Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is a UNESCO World Heritage and National Heritage Listed island located in the middle of beautiful Sydney Harbour.

The island has a rich history as a shipbuilding yard, a Commonwealth naval base, and a convict island. You can experience all this first-hand by wandering on the island and absorbing its well-preserved history.

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5 Best Sydney Harbour Cruises (Lunch and Dinner)

Best Sydney Harbour cruises (lunch and dinner)

Reviews of five of the best Sydney Harbour cruises, lunch and dinner, based on value for money, duration, inclusions, route, and tour operator.

The incredible Sydney Harbour is one of Australia’s biggest tourist drawcards. One of the best ways to take in all the popular sights and natural beauty of the Harbour is by doing a cruise.

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Rushcutters Bay to Rose Bay Walk

Rushcutters Bay to Rose Bay Walk

The scenic walk from Rushcutters Bay to Rose Bay is a 5.5 km trail through some of Sydney’s most exclusive suburbs, mostly following the coastline of Sydney Harbour.

This relatively easy walking track takes in beautiful parks, quiet beaches, and picturesque bays, with spectacular Harbour and city views to enjoy from start to finish.

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Discover the Islands of Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour islands

Sydney Harbour and its islands hold a wealth of history, and we can learn so much about the evolution and growth of Sydney by visiting or reading about these islands.

Some of Sydney Harbour’s islands can be visited, while others can’t. Some of them aren’t even islands anymore, as they have been reclaimed and are now part of the mainland.

In this guide, we are going to dive a little deeper into the islands and former islands of Sydney Harbour and uncover their rich historical legacy.

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Discover Goat Island in Sydney Harbour

Goat Island in Sydney Harbour

Goat Island, part of Sydney Harbour National Park, is a fascinating 300m wide sandstone island located west of the Harbour Bridge.

Throughout the years, Goat Island has served as a gunpowder store, a water police station, a source of sandstone for Sydney real estate, and much more.

In this article, we will dive a little deeper into the history of Goat Island. We will also share details on how to visit this island and any available tours.

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