Hermitage Foreshore track



The easy Hermitage Foreshore walk is one of Sydney's great coastal walks. Start at Nielsen Park and take in the views of Shark Island, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the grounds of Strickland House along the way.

Where: Sydney Harbour National Park
Distance: 1.8km one-way
Time suggested: 30min - 1hr
Grade: Grade 3
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, drinking water

One of Sydney’s great coastal walks, the easy Hermitage Foreshore track offers up stunning views of Sydney’s harbour, islands and icons.

Be sure to take your camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities along this walk; you’ll be able to see Shark Island, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the grounds of Strickland House along the way.

You can start the walk at either Bayview Hill Road or Nielsen Park and whichever way you walk, a stop at Nielsen Park is a way to spend some time. There’s a family friendly beach to enjoy, lots of grass for spreading out a picnic blanket and the Nielsen Park CafĂ© that offers coffee, lunch and snacks.

Australia is renowned for its magnificent bushwalking opportunities, but our wilderness can be wild and unforgiving, so proper preparation is essential. Anyone planning a bushwalk in remote areas should check and review with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website for the most up to date information on the essential steps for a safe and enjoyable walking experience.
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