The Federation Cliff Walk

The Federation Cliff Walk is a five kilometre clifftop walk with postcard views out to the Pacific Ocean from Dover Heights to Watsons Bay.

The sandstone cliffs that guard the approaches to Sydney Harbour are one of the city’s most dramatic features, and this walking track offers spectacular sea views at every step. Beginning from Raleigh Reserve in Dover Heights, this walkway wanders through parklands close to the edge of the cliffs that overlook the vast blue swathe of the Pacific Ocean.

Continue another two kilometres beyond the end of the walk to Watsons Bay, and more sublime views of the harbour. Stop for a seafood lunch in the shade at Robertson Park, beside the pub at Watsons Bay.

Along the way, admire the Macquarie Lighthouse, marvel at the dramatic views of The Gap and take a close look at the 80-metre sandstone cliffs at Raleigh Reserve.

For more information: http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au

Nearby events

  1. Nielsen Park bush regeneration group

    Tuesday 29 May 2018 to Tuesday 10 July 2018 , Watsons Bay

    If you’re interested in volunteer work involving bush regeneration in Sydney Harbour National Park, then the Nielsen Park bush regeneration group might be for you. This volunteer group meets in the picturesque Nielsen Park in Vaucluse every…

    29 May - 10 Jul
  2. Whale Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: November 2018 , Watsons Bay

    Discover the Aboriginal heritage of Vaucluse House and celebrate the Gawura Season of migrating whales. Join them for a traditional Smoking Ceremony, dance performances, a cultural cook-up by Fred's Bush Tucker, and more.…

    11 Nov
  3. New Years Eve at Dudley Page Reserve

    Monday 31 December 2018 , Watsons Bay

    Waverley Council invites families to celebrate the New Year at Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights. This event is perfect for families with a relaxed family entertainment plus amazing views of the harbour fireworks. Bring a picnic and rug a…

    31 Dec