This magnificent 7 day adventure traverses the great urban coastal walk of Sydney. The walk can be broken into distances and times of one’s own choosing and may be walked in either direction south from Palm Beach or north from Cronulla.
Sydney’s Northern Beaches Walk Barrenjoey to North Head takes 4 days and Sydney’s Southern Coastal Walk 3 days. These two walks combine to form Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk covering a walking distance of approximately 100km.
Day 1 Barrenjoey to Avalon 5hr 30 walking 13km
Day 2 Avalon to Narrabeen Lakes 5hr 30 walking 13km
Day 3 Narrabeen Lakes to Manly 5hr 30 walking 12km
Day 4 Manly and North Head 5hr 30 walking 12km
Day 5 South Head to Clovelly 5hr 30 walking 14km
Day 6 Clovelly to La Perouse 6hr 30 walking 17km
Day 7 Kurnell to Cronulla 4hr 30 walking 13km
(Cronulla Peninsula loop additional 2hr- 6km)
Northern Beaches brochures comprise Barrenjoey to Narrabeen Lakes, Narrabeen Lakes to Manly Lagoon and Manly Lagoon to North Head & The Spit brochures.
Southern Coastal brochures comprise Harbour Bridge to South Head & Clovelly and Clovelly to Cronulla. There are additional brochures for Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay.
Day walks should start before 9am. Add to walking times an hour or more for lunch, breaks or a swim. Take plenty of water and some food. Plan ahead for accommodation. At this time there is no accommodation at La Perouse or Kurnell and the best option is Maroubra. It is preferable to walk on from Clovelly to Coogee if staying overnight.
Walkers can take a bus from the City to Palm Beach and a train from Cronulla. Ferries run from Manly to Circular Quay and buses and ferries to Watsons Bay. It is hoped that in future, a ferry service will resume across Botany Bay.
This 7 day walk can be extended to include a walk from North to South Head via the Sydney Harbour Bridge (3-4 days) and the Harbour Circle Walk between the Harbour and Gladesville Bridges (an additional 3-4 days). A walking route around Botany Bay is being developed.
The brochures available on this website, which include detailed maps and transport information, allow walkers to choose walks of any distance and any duration.