Barrenjoy to Narrabeen Lakes Walk
Free walking map
This great walking trail takes you from Barrenjoey on the beautiful northern beaches of Sydney to Narrabeen Lakes. Two more maps, Narrabeen Lakes to Manly Lagoon and Manly Lagoon to North Head and The Spit, complete the northern beaches section of the Sydney Coastal Walk.
Barrenjoey to Narrabeen Lakes Walk
This great coastal walk passes through rugged natural headlands with views of the coast and serene Pittwater, secluded beaches and wetlands that feed into Narrabeen Lagoon. It's one section of the Great Coastal Walk, connecting Broken Bay in Sydney's north to Port Hacking in the south.
Walking times will vary depending on your fitness levels and whether you split it into smaller sections of five hours each. Starting at Barrenjoey Beach, the track climbs the magnificent Barrenjoey Headland to the historic lighthouse, with stunning views over Broken Bay and Pittwater. You'll also walk along some of Sydney's best beaches - Avalon, Bilgola, Newport, Bungan, Mona Vale, Warriewood and Narrabeen.
Don't miss a loop-walk in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Catch a ferry from Palm Beach wharf to Great Mackerel Beach and then follow a bush track that leads into the national park, passing Resolute and West Head beaches, before climbing to West Head Lookout and magnificent ocean and Pittwater views.
Public transport is readily available at regular intervals along the way.
Cabbage Tree Bay is an aquatic reserve that aims to protect marine life. It covers an area of approximately 20 hectares, from the southern end of Manly Beach, including the rocky shores and beaches, t...www.manly.nsw.gov.au/environment/marine-and-coastal/cabbage-tree-bay
The Great North Walk connects New South Wales' two largest cities from the obelisk in Australia's first planned town square to the wharf from which its oldest home-built steamship still sails in over ...www.lpma.nsw.gov.au/about_recreation/walking_tracks/great_north_walk
Middle Head is a superb lookout spot in Sydney Harbour National Park. From this outstanding vantage point, you can follow the Pacific Ocean to the horizon, framed by North and South Heads. The panoram...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/middle-head/lookout
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