Sydney North Natural Attractions
If you're after a beautiful waterside setting for a great day out with family or friends, Davidson Park picnic area is perfect, and just a short drive from the Sydney CBD. Large open grassy areas, fre...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/garigal-national-park/davidson-park-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
'Crosslands Reserve' has been maintained by Hornsby Shire Council since 1921. In 1987 the reserve was incorporated into Berowra Valley Bushland Park, forming 38 square kilometres of bushland, stretchi...www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/my-lifestyle/sports-and-recreation/parks-and-playgrounds/hornsby-heights/crosslands-reserve
Set sail for beautiful Akuna Bay, tucked away at the end of Coal and Candle Creek. The popular destination can also be reached by road via the scenic Liberator General San Martin Drive. Bring a pair o...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/akuna-bay/picnic-bbq
For a mini-holiday without leaving town, Cobblers Beach is a picturesque cove, ideal for swimming and picnicking; great for taking time out from a hectic city schedule. Nestled in bushland on the nort...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/cobblers-beach/swim-surf
Marramarra National Park is one of the Hawkesbury's best-kept secrets and has to be among the most exciting national parks in the country. Hidden away in the northern outskirts of Sydney at the juncti...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/marramarra-national-park
Some national parks are about more than just the natural environment: they're about us. Scheyville is one of those parks. This gem of a park also has a rich and surprising cultural history that touche...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/scheyville-national-park
17km (one way) - 6 hour - Medium difficulty
This stunning urban foreshore walk begins at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Start at the bridge's southern end in The Rocks or its northern end at Mils...
13km (return) - 5 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
Discover the Hawkesbury Sandstone ridge tops and explore the tidal creek lines of Marramarra on this beautiful day walk. Enjoy easy walki...
43km (one way) - 24 hour - Hard difficulty
Dharug National Park contains part of the 43km stretch of the convict-built Old Great North Road. Built between 1826 and 1836, it contains the oldes...
Situated alongside the river, encircled by tall trees and with a large grassy area, Haynes Flat picnic area is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic, barbecue and ball games. The picnic area features a la...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lane-cove-national-park/haynes-flat-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
1.3km (return) - 0.5 hour (each way)
If you've ever wondered what Sydney looked like before the city took over, then head to Browns Forest loop trail, in the North Sydney suburb of St Ives. I...
12km (one way) - 2 hour - Easy difficulty
Canter, trot or gallop through the 12km of horse riding trails in Scheyville National Park, which are situated in a picturesque, diverse woodland set...
0.75km (return) - 0.5 hour (each way)
Go for a wander in the bush through Red Cedar loop and be rewarded with a grand finale. The scenic walking track leads you to the foot of a 48m red cedar...
Reef Beach offers the chance to kick back in your own hometown, even if it's only for an afternoon. This pretty spot, tucked away at Dobroyd Head, has incredible views across Sydney's North Harbour to...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/reef-beach/swim-surf
Fibrosa Pavilion is one of two picnic pavilions in Rouse Hill Regional Park. It's suitable for small or large gatherings alike, and because it's at the highest point of the park, there are scenic view...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/rouse-hill-regional-park/fibrosa-pavilion/picnic-bbq