We have travelled in every direction of Sydney to find a walking track with a view.
Listed below are a few of our favourite walking tracks that we have checked out during the year.
The walks are perfect to do on the weekend or school holidays and you don't need to travel hours from Sydney to get to them.
The best part they don't cost a fortune and are a great way to get everyone outdoors.
With Sydney weather we are able to enjoy these walks all year round.
Located at Kurnell NSW you will find Kamay National Park which is home to around six walking tracks.
One of the most popular tracks Cape Baily Coast Walk starts at Cape Solander Lookout. If visiting in the winter months you may also be able to spot some whales.
The Cape Baily Coast Walk is 8km return and will take around 2.5hours to complete.
The walk takes you close to the cliff tops (watch the kids) there are no fences, around sand dunes, swamps and past the lighthouse.
On our visit the cliffs were very windy, but definitely worth the view.
There are no toilet facilities at this walk, best to call in at the visitor center before heading on the walk.
On the weekends especially in winter there are lots of people with very limited parking.
All vehicles are required to pay $8 for parking and gates are locked at 7.30pm August- May and 5.30pm June- July.
There is not a lot of signage for this walk, we got lost a few times just trying to find the walk but isn’t that all part of the adventure! Don't let the gorgeous scenery at The Gap confuse you as the walk is in the other direction!
Head along Cliff st, this is where you will find the start of the walk at Camp Cove, from there you will pass Lady Bay beach (close your eyes it’s a nudist beach) then further along is the Hornby Lighthouse then loop around to head back.
Along the walk you can see views of the city, harbour, beach and also learn about Sydney history.
After the walk we ended up at Robertson Park enjoying fresh calamari and chips!
We parked at Cliff st carpark which was free there is also another car park at Camp Cove both are very small. The best part about this walk there are toilets everywhere!
If your looking for a cheap, adventurous day out with amazing views, easy walk, great seafood this is a must!
Boora Point Walking Track - Malabar Headland National Park NSW
This was an amazing walk I would highly recommend, best with kids that do enjoy a walk or have completed previous walking tracks.
I must admit I did start the track with some concerns as it’s a grade 4 track with previous bushwalking advisable as it’s challenging and steep!
BUT, Please don’t let that stop you! The views are absolutely gorgeous. Yes you do get close to cliffs and you must keep your eye on the kids at all times but there are lots of places to stop for a rest or in our case a bite to eat.
The track has great signage, with some of it pathed, the remaining is soft sand or a little rocky. We saw many families walking the track and we even learn’t about local history in World War 2.
It is just over a 7km return track. It took us 2 hours to reach Boora Point & then 40mins to return with no stopping & the kids still had energy to play at Maroubra Beach.
Best part, no parking cost (we parked at Maroubra Beach Arthur Byrne Reserve) at the start of the walking track. Please note this walking track is next to the rifle range and for your safety the walking track is closed when the rifle range is in use.
Click here for more information from official National Parks website.
Around an hours drive from Sydney is Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse located at Palm Beach.
It’s approximately a 30minute 2.5km walk to the lighthouse. To access the walk you do need to walk about 200 metres on the sand from the carpark.
Once at the walk there are 2 pathways to get you to the top, some areas are very steep but both are well marked. You have the choice to walk the steep stairs or take the winding pavement both have amazing views of Palm Beach and surrounding areas.
It’s best to park at Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach then access the walk via the beach. It is all ticketed parking and it’s not cheap maximum charge $40 per day.
There are no toilet, water or cafe facilities at the top of the walk but the view is absolutely amazing. There is however toilet and cafe at the Governor Phillip park.
On Sundays the lighthouse runs tours for just a couple of $. If your lucky you may even see whales passing.