Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk in Palm Beach

Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk in Palm Beach

The Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk is a popular hiking trail in Barrenjoey Headland, the northernmost part of Palm Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches region.

There are two walking tracks that go all the way up to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse on top of the hill from where you can enjoy stunning ocean views.

Looking across Pittwater to the west, you can spot the West Head Lookout, another beautiful place to visit for the best panoramic views.

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Discover Balls Head Reserve and Waverton Peninsula Reserve

Balls Head Reserve and Waverton Peninsula Reserve

Balls Head Reserve in the Sydney lower north shore is a true bushland oasis overlooking the beautiful Sydney 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.

Next door neighbour Waverton Peninsula Reserve is a must-visit too, as its rich history, serene walking trails and panoramic views will not disappoint.

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Mount Banks Summit Walk

Mount Banks Summit Walk

Mount Banks, with its distinctive rounded peak, is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the greater Blue Mountains region.

Mostly overlooked by tourists, the hike to the summit of Mt Banks offers beautiful views of the surrounding area, a part of the Blue Mountains that is still a bit undiscovered.

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Maitland Bay Track in Bouddi National Park

Maitland Bay Track in Bouddi National Park

The Maitland Bay track is a short but steep bushwalk in Bouddi National Park that winds its way down from the Information Centre to the stunning beach of Maitland Bay.

Be mesmerised by the beauty of the national park as you hike through the rainforest all the way to the yellow sand of Maitland Bay. Stroll along the beach to Bouddi Point and discover some of the remains of an old shipwreck.

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15 Best Blue Mountains Walks

Best Blue Mountains walks
Looking for the best hikes in the Blue Mountains?
We have outlined the 15 best walking tracks in the Blue Mountains, from short family-friendly trails, to challenging multi-day bushwalks.

The Blue Mountains is a true paradise for bushwalkers with literally hundreds of beautiful hikes to choose from. Some of these walking tracks have been around for more than a century, while others have only been opened to the public in recent years.

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The Three Sisters and Echo Point Lookout

Three Sisters walk and Echo Point lookout

The Three Sisters is an iconic rock formation near Katoomba, overlooking the immense Jamison Valley. It is the most famous tourist spot in the Blue Mountains, attracting thousands of visitors every day.

Echo Point Lookout is a large viewing platform that offers panoramic views of the Three Sisters, the Jamison Valley, Mount Solitary and other landmarks.

A short walking track starting at the visitor centre at Echo Point gives visitors the opportunity to see the Three Sisters from close by, with several scenic lookout points along the way.

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Eagle Head Rock and Curracurrong Falls via Wattamolla Picnic Area

Eagle Rock and Curracurrong Falls

A scenic coastal walk starting at Wattamolla leads to Eagle Rock, one of the most iconic landmarks in the Royal National Park that strongly resembles an eagle’s beak.

What’s more, next to Eagle Rock is Curracurrong Falls, one of the very few waterfalls in the world that flows directly into the ocean.

Two beautiful natural sights and one picturesque walking track make for a great day out in the Royal National Park!

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