Sydney Harbour Bridge to South Head


Discover Murray Rose Pool, an ocean pool on Sydney Harbour that is popular with all age groups. Turn left off New South Head Road at Blackburn Gardens and head downhill to this harbourside tidal enclosure on the small Seven Shillings Beach.

Sydney Harbour Bridge to South Head

View from Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Botanic Gardens

The 30 km Sydney Harbour Bridge to South Head Walk follows the shoreline of Sydney Harbour through a number of city suburbs, harbour beaches and parks before reaching the dramatic entrance to Sydney Harbour known as South Head.

The walk is one of the great urban coastal walks of the world and connects a greater walking path between Broken Bay in Sydney's north to Port Hacking in its south, traversing rugged headlands and passing bush, lagoons, bays and beaches.

Start the route at Circular Quay before passing through many scenic and historic sites. Admire views from the celebrated vantage point at Mrs. Macquarie Chair, and follow the trail inland as you pass Rushcutters Bay. The walk continues on to stunning views from Rose Bay and Murray Rose Pool, before weaving through Vaucluse towards Watsons Bay and South Head.

Discover Sydney's military and maritime past along the route. Spot the restored Lightkeepers Cottage at Watsons Bay dating back to 1858 and look out for the spotlight shelter used during World War II. Explore South Head's extensive and impressive sandstone tunnel system and historic bunkers as a part of a guided tour.

Taking around eight hours to complete in total, the trail is a great way to see the southern half of Sydney Harbour. Most people will want to break this walk up into smaller loop trails and use public transport to get between the beaches and towns. Walkers also have the option to continue on from South Head to Bondi and Clovelly, joining the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and seeing more of Sydney's stunning coastal vistas along the way.