Explore the most popular no dogs trails in New South Wales with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 days ago

Easy on the way down tough on the way back up but very enjoyable.

The Byron Bay lighthouse is a must-see if you're in the region, as is the walk down to Wategos Beach. While the lighthouse area will get crowded for sunset, mostly friendly backpackers, not many take the track down to the beach.

The trail is popular for locals training in the morning, often parking at Wategos and running up and back. But any time of the day is beautiful.

One small suggestion if hitting the lighthouse first is to park in either in the lower lighthouse carpark (on the way up, before the first boom gate - which they lock at night), or on the way down (when then one way road goes down, there's another and less full car park a little ways along). From either it only adds five to ten minutes walk and saves hassle with gates being locked.

Sunset at the end of the trail is beautiful, but likewise sunrise is special. Often photographers stake out this spot, as dolphins nearly always been be spotted in the region playing, and this is the most easterly point of the Australian mainland after all. Enjoy.

What a beautiful walk. The trail is well marked and clean.

great trail, lots of nice views.

Stunning views!

Extremely exhausting trail.

Beautiful walk with beautiful views and great historical Australian culture!

Awesome workout, steep climb up, then a gradual decline down to Pearl beach. Great for trail running, nice wide track, very picturesque. Great cafe at Pearl beach, added bonus for the finish.
Highly recommend.

Really nice way to spend a Sunday with a cafe at the mid way point.

22 days ago

walk it in reverse and save the fun climb til the end.

Very beautiful trail

beautiful track!

1 month ago

Beautiful but short walk, climbing back up is tough but rewarding!

Nice track - we did the Warrimoo track first up to Bobbin Head had lunch at the Galley eatery and came back down the Bobbin Head track. It meant we went down the stairs instead of up and got the dull dirt track at the end, so suggest you do it the other way round!

1 month ago

Per another hiker I caught a bus (987) from Cronulla (check with the Google machine - super limited services on weekends and public holidays) and actually started this hike in Kurnell (where a load of dolphins were cruising waves with some surfers). Gorgeous coast but very exposed (if its windy, you cop it). Killer 2km hike on sand at the end, but a hot meal and a coffee (Or a beer) await you in Conulla. Total mileage from Kurnell to Cronulla was about 16km.

Great little spot. Perfect after rain as creeks fill up! A little more challenging than we thought. We crossed to crosslands which probably added another couple of k’s to our hike.

rock climbing
1 month ago

Love this track but the first easy part to Mermaid pools isn’t the best part. The 4km round trip through Tahmoor Gorge Track on top is pretty challenging and full of surprises. Really enjoyed this but do your research and take a lot of water. No phone reception and poor markers. Recommend hiking poles and vigilance for snakes, we saw A LOT! It’s an awesome track. Oh, and if you take your dog, you are going to have to lower him down some big rocks too big to jump down

1 month ago

Beautiful pool to swim in with a rope swing and rock jump

1 month ago

Short walk but a beautiful spot. Tricky finding your way down to the creek and pools.

It’s one of the best hikes I’ve been on with a big climb out of the valley but the swimming holes along the trail make up for it. Even in winter you still can have a quick dip, the water temp is nearly the same as the air temp

Plenty of bird life. Lovely creek near Mt Ku-ring-gai.

1 month ago

Easy hike. You may find difficulty navigating through some parts of the trail. Otherwise, it was an easy hike towards a very rewarding destination. The pool itself can be difficult to get to. You have to either jump a 15 meter cliff, or climb down a wet rock face with the assistance of a few ropes. If you find difficulties with either of these, you may find the Mermaid pools not suitable for you or your group.

Great track and great views

2 months ago

Great little walk with whale watching vantage spots and some local history. Beautiful beaches.

Very interesting trail...beach, bush, historical markers, cliffs, residential neighborhoods... it took me three hours because I was enjoying it so much!!

2 months ago

One of the best hikes in NSW. Saw wallabies on the way. Ocean at its best. Even though rocks were scary and there was 1.2m tide conditions, Burning point and figure 8 is totally worth the effort

This is my go to walk/hike on weekends if I don’t have any other walk to do as it’s close by :)

hike isn't anything special until the end, one of the best views of Sydney Harbour

Not too far from city. You can go there by public transportation.

It was lovely to walk this trail though I ended up by Resolute beach. Going down rewards you with beautiful secluded beach but its the coming back up thats all the fun. There are no toilets or cafe or water down there so carry your food and water. We took a picnic and it was a delight to sit at the beach after a lovely swim n eat n drink in the shade of the trees on s nice sunny day.

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