Sydney Harbour National Park, Sydney

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Visit tranquil islands and sheltered beaches, and get a grip on the rich pre- and post-colonial history of New South Wales at Sydney Harbour National Park. You can learn about Sydney’s past on a guided tour, getting a taste of rich Indigenous, colonial, and military heritage, as well as enjoying the natural aquatic reserves and archipelagos. The park itself offers excellent swimming spots, hiking trails, and rest areas, with the cultural intrigue of seeing Indigenous reburial sites where ancestral remains have been returned. Observe native wildlife as you gaze out over the ocean--if here in winter, you might even see whales on their annual migration. To visit Sydney Harbour National Park and get the most from your holiday in Sydney, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sydney trip itinerary builder website .
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  • A fascinating guided tour by historic boat visiting three Sydney Harbour Islands, Goat Island, Fort Denison and Clark Island. All the islands are different and very interesting. You have a guided walk...  more »
  • Picturesque scenery on this section of track with some birdlife due to number of banksias. There is toilets but no other facilities within the park which borders a navy base. Reasonably easy and acces...  more »
  • Only 15 minutes from Double Bay/ Paddington area is the golden sandy beach in Vaucluse. Take New South Head Road away from the city. Turn left into Vaucluse Road and then left into Greycliffe Avenue I...  more »
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  • One of the many sights you can visit when you find yourself in or around Sydney. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Watson's Bay then approx. 10 min walk to Camp Cove! Scenic but relatively easy walk! The track is a loop so you begin at Camp Cove and make your way to Hornby Light house and back.
  • Every inch a natural wonder! Beauty in every part of this glorious gorgeous natural wonderland. The wildlife in the harbour and every area around the Sydney Harbour National Park is unique and enchanting for the difference and importance each has in part with making the Sydney Harbour National Park what it is! It has its own majestic aura that shines in every movement in and on the water. Sublime! All the surrounding parks and picnic areas are superb and a part of the harbours beauty. There is brilliant radiating ravishing excellence in every surrounding suburbs history and with that there is so much connection with the supreme bliss and glistening grace plus vigarous strength and power of the Sydney Harbour National Park. Enjoy!
  • Beautiful scenery along the coastal overlooking Sydney! My wife and I took a stroll here in the evening and captured some really fantastic shots of the city. The sun setting over the Opera House looked like for in the sky! The walk is long enough to be eventful but not so long that you get tired of it or need hiking boots. It's a really nice and quiet getaway from the city and I highly recommend it.
  • The walk from Bradley to Chowder Bay offers incredible views of the harbour and the surrounding areas. The walking trails are dotted with little sidelines that can then be explored further, leading to beaches and lighthouses. Native animals can also be seen along the tracks. Can get a bit slippery and muddy when wet.
  • From Manly to Spitt bridge it is a 10 km comfortable walk. Mostly through the forest area but along the shore. You don't feel tired because you come across great scenic views of bay. People were boating and children frolicking in small beaches. You could easily sight eastern dragons, a harmless reptile. I also came across a Wallaby. This walk also afford you to see aboriginal art on rocks. One should carry a water bottle and some eatables. It was a great walk to appreciate fauna, flora and land of city of Sydney.

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