The Natural Bridge track is a half day walk linking the eastern and western foreshores of Bantry Bay. Look for the impressive crossing the track is named for, a natural sandstone bridge formed by erosion over thousands of years.
The walk starts along The Bluff track at the end of Grattan Crescent before joining up with the Natural Bridge track. It’s a steep descent but the views down Bantry Bay are great. Then link up with the Currie Road trail, which crosses the Cook Street trail onto the Bates Creek track. The walk then drops steeply into Bates Creek crossing before zigzagging up to a flat section of the track.
At the Tipperary Road turnoff, you’ll reach the start of the historic Magazine track. After a short descent that takes you past the Magazine complex, you’ll be rewarded with excellent views across Bantry Bay. Further on, there is a crossing of mossy rocks and a pretty waterfall just before you reach Flat Rock Beach.
From there, head up to Flat Rock track and along the side of the valley wall; you’ll eventually come to a set of steps down into Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp.