One of the most enjoyable Sydney Harbour walking tracks is the Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach walk. This 6.5km trail swirls its way past secluded beaches, picturesque bays, impressive lookouts and historical sights.
Get ready to be overwhelmed by spectacular Harbour views, luscious bushland and thriving wildlife, with the Sydney CBD only a stone’s throw away.
Sirius Cove Reserve is a dog-friendly hideaway in the suburb of Mosman in Sydney’s lower north shore. Often referred to as Little Sirius Cove, this charming natural treasure boasts a quiet beach, a playground and a large picnic area.
It’s also a great starting point for the walking trail going east to Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head and Chowder Bay, or going west to Cremorne Point.
The Cremorne Point Walk is an easy 3km foreshore circuit trail in the lower north shore with beautiful views across Mosman Bay, Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.
Discover Robertsons Point Lighthouse, Cremorne Reserve and the MacCallum swimming pool as you wander past picturesque gardens and impressive old mansions, only a short ferry trip away from Circular Quay.
The Rose Bay to Watsons Bay walk is one of the most scenic coastal walking trails in Sydney.
The walk brings you to secluded beaches, beautiful parks and picturesque bays, while enjoying panoramic views of the city and the harbour. Some of the highlights of this trail are Milk Beach, Parsley Bay and Nielsen Park.
Balls Head Reserve in the Sydney lower north shore is a true bushland oasis overlooking the beautiful Harbour.
The reserve is home to a number of different bush walking tracks that combine natural beauty with great views across Sydney Harbour, taking in the CBD skyline, the Harbour Bridge, Goat Island and surrounding peninsulas.
The Bradleys Head To Chowder Bay Walk is a relatively short but picturesque bush trail in Sydney’s lower north shore, boasting panoramic views across Sydney Harbour.
The walk is part of the longer Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach walk, one of Sydney’s most impressive Harbour walking tracks.
The Glebe Foreshore Walk is a leisurely walking track that goes from Bicentennial and Jubilee Park to the Sydney Fish Market in Pyrmont, along Rozelle Bay and Blackwattle Bay. The walk offers great views of the Sydney CBD skyline, Sydney Harbour and the Anzac Bridge.
There are several parks and reserves along the way to rest, and to soak up the relaxing vibe and views of this picturesque part of Sydney.
When you finish this walking track in Pyrmont on the other side of Blackwattle Bay, make sure you treat yourself to some fresh seafood at the famous Sydney Fish Market.
The Watsons Bay Walk is a scenic hike around South Head featuring beautiful views of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline, the Pacific Ocean, North Head and the historic Hornby Lighthouse.
On a weekday there is plenty of parking available but in the busy weekends finding a parking spot can be a challenge. Public transport is good, with regular buses (324 and 325) departing Circular Quay.
You can also catch the ferry to Watsons Bay from Circular Quay which may be a nice opportunity to see even more of Sydney Harbour, the sailing ships, and not to mention the prestigious waterfront mansions.
The Chowder Bay to Balmoral Walk is a beautiful short hike through the historical North Shore of Sydney. It is in fact the second half of the Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach walk which also includes the section between Bradleys Head and Chowder Bay.
This walk includes interesting highlights of Sydney’s military and settlement history, as well as some of the best views of the harbour from the North.
You can begin the walk at either end, but if you start at Chowder Bay you can finish your walk with lunch and a relaxing swim in the calm waters of Balmoral Beach.