Island Walks

A selection of island walks in and around Sydney and New South Wales, including maps, pictures, highlights and characteristics.

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Best Sydney Walks

Berry Island Reserve and the Gadyan Track

Berry Island Reserve is a quiet little oasis in Wollstonecraft, featuring a short bushwalking track, picnic areas, a fenced playground and great Sydney Harbour views.

Following the circular Gadyan Track is the perfect way to experience the beauty and serenity of this unique spot located only a stone’s throw away from the city.

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Discover the Rich History of Goat Island

Goat Island, part of the 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.

You can experience the rich history of Goat Island and enjoy the panoramic Harbour views by doing a guided tour with National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Cockatoo Island: History, Hiking and Glamping

Cockatoo Island is a UNESCO World-Heritage and National Heritage Listed island, situated right in the middle of beautiful Sydney Harbour. Cockatoo Island has a rich history as a shipbuilding yard and Commonwealth naval base and also as a convict island.

You can experience all this first-hand by wandering around on the island and absorbing its well-preserved history.

Catch a ferry from Circular Quay, score a free map from the visitor centre and enjoy a wonderful day out. Or book a luxury tent on the camping site and enjoy two days on this unique island.

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