Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Part of this is beautiful, part very boring. Don't do the loop, do an in and back along the river. The top part of a boring fire trail with no view.

22 hours ago

never expected to see a lobster!

1 day ago

amazing scenery,very challenging steep sections. Signage could be better

nice walk best done in summer to take advantage of great little beaches

i loved this walk ,beautiful scenery .Couldn't believe how clear the waters of Cowan creek are.

1 day ago

great walk considering you are still in a built up area you can hear distant traffic most of the way thru

The first half is incredible with amazing views and steep challenging ascents, but the second half... although had some nice views, got very boring as it was just an off-road for vehicles. Definitely worth it though!

Pretty good walk some good look out points, and little stream areas, would recommend

1 day ago

The only way to do this hike is up super early with a head torch to see the sun rise and be rewarded with spectacular views on your decent. Not an easy track but worth it.

What a magnificent trail. Perfect workout to and from and when you get to Pearl Beach do yourself a favour have a swim at probably the best beach on the coast. Great day.

A family friendly fire trail walk most of the way, with the chance for a little more once you reach the water. I would like to try this again on a mountain bike.

2 days ago

awesome hike. camped two nights and had a great time. highly recommend. didn't see any snakes though!

trail running
3 days ago

Just did part of it today. Trail running is good. Youll get some pavement. First tip! Ask for directions or download the trail and follow. Second tip. When at the first sandy beach you can run all the way towards the end near the rock cliffs. You want to find a trail that to the right going up to the houses. The one i found had a blue rope you could use to assist you up. Once on top you will be on a flat surface between the cliffs and houses for beautiful views. I turned around after about 3 miles 5k due to high winds and i forgot a light jacket or wind breaker. Awesome views! Will finish next time.

This walk is so far the best I went to..really enjoyed the nature and the bush !!

stunning walk ... I just wondering how can you give 1pt or 3 pt for this beautiful track ... only minus could be because you can meet a lot of pople nearby Echo Pt ... guys wake up! I prefer more hidden tracks in Blue Mts like Blackheath area but this one is perfect for first time to fall in love with this stunning mountains!! So many lookouts nice forest rock formations!! Must to do for everyone!!

It was really beoutefull. Culd have better signs of direction at some crossings

So nice! We all love it. My kid are enjoying too.

Leave your car at the top of Glenraphel drive and walk down the dirt road (approx 2ks to the Golden Stairs). The dirt road is fine if you have a 4wd, but if you have a car, it's probably better to leave it as the road is not that well maintained.

The walk itself is worth it. The views from the top of the ruined castle (big rock formation) is awesome. apart from the Golden Stairs, the walk is easy. But going down and up the GS is tough going (only 800m, but very steep).

1hr 40m each way.

Track was hard to find at times. There are some painted arrows which help. If in doubt, check the path doesn't continue on the other side of the creeks.

A great walk along the cliff tops. You are very exposed though and the weather can change rapidly.. fantastic views!

13 days ago

Would have liked to have seen this at dawn as others have said but we didn't have the luxury of time on our side. Still, it's a decent hike up and views are nice.

As the day progresses the haze gets worse and hence why dawn would be best.

The last stretch may be a little challenging for some as you’re scrambling over rock at steep height. There are chains to aid. We saw are varied amount of people.

Recommend hiking poles on the way down as it pounds the knees for those who don’t have great knees anymore.

on Diamond Head Loop

13 days ago

This trail is just the most gorgeous place! I did it by myself (I was 15 at the time... possibly 14). At first I thought it was a quick walk but I was gone for hours! It doesn’t take that long to walk but I take millions of photos and I’m constantly stopping to look at trees, animals and the view! The view is breath taking! Strongly recommend!

Walked a few k’s along this track in early August 2018 - within a few hundred meters from leaving lane cove river park at lady game drive you could be anywhere yet so close to sydney - it’s a great walk - although the wattle have been fooled into flowering early this year with all the dry warm weather .

Walked the first few kilometres of this last summer- the memorable thing wasn’t the walk but the swarming sounds of millions of cicadas - literally could not hear ourselves think over it. Amazing experience and the walk is beautiful with clear waters and mangroves opposite and loads of bird life .

My favourite walk in Sydney - changing views, bushland and beaches finished off by a burger in Manly. Prefer to do this Spit to Manly rather than the other way round. In summer take your bathers and have a swim at Fairlight ocean pool . Always enjoyable

15 days ago

Amazing view and hike!

Lovely walk some easy parts and some tougher parts. Overall lovely day out.

15 days ago

If you love stairs this is the walk for you - about 3700 in a round trip up and down Perry's Track. Honestly, I was cursing Perry and his stairs the whole way down but the views from the lookouts and of Cox's River at the bottom make it worthwhile. The sign says it's a six hour return trip but it took about two all up, or if you're up for an overnight trip there is a good camping spot at the bottom.

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