Popular Walks on Sydney Harbour
With a climate that nurtures an outdoor lifestyle, Sydney Harbour is not just for swimming or sailing, it’s an incredible natural environment for walking. The Sydney Harbour National Park offers pathways through natural landscapes that detail the areas indigenous and settlement history and showcase the picture-perfect vantage points of Sydney Harbour.
On the city side of Sydney Harbour National Park, the easy Hermitage Foreshore Track is one of Sydney's most scenic city coastal walks. Walk beside coastal cliffs and pretty secluded beaches with stellar views to the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milk Beach at historic Strickland House and then Neilson Park and Shark Beach.
The South Head Heritage trail starts at the northern end of Camp Cove beach to South Head. Here you can see the entrance to the Harbour and take a snap of Instagram icon Hornby Lighthouse.
On your Sydney Harbour lunch or dinner cruise you will witness people walking the 11-kilometre (6.8-mile) Sydney Harbour Foreshore Walk that traverses the beauty spots from the Woolloomooloo Wharves past Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and the Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Opera House and around to join the Wulgul Walk in the Barangaroo Reserve and Darling Harbour.
From Milsons Point, you can walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and explore Lavender Bay. Other walks on the north side of the city include the Cremorne Point Walk which explores the scenic Cremorne Point Headland.
Explore further from Mosman to Taronga Zoo, along which you will find Curlew Camp at Sirius Cove. Once an artist’s colony, it is here renowned Australian artists Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton honed their artistic impressionist talent.