North Head via Blue Fish Track

EASY 82 reviews

North Head via Blue Fish Track is a 7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 7.0 miles Elevation Gain: 764 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

running

beach

views

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

A stunning walk through coastal heath with a views of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline, South Head, and Manly Beach. Walk clockwise and take a dip at Little Manly Point on your return (calm, harbour side) or anti-clockwise and swim at Cabbage Tree Bay or Manly Beach (ocean side). Lots of stairs and uphill sections make this a good workout. You can catch a bus from the Manly Ferry terminal to the Barracks to shorten the walk. There's an interpretive display at the Fort's Visitor Centre and an excellent cafe with amazing views. If you have time consider adding a side trip to Q Station (old quarantine station) for more views, displays and tours.

walking
1 month ago

Reasonably easy walk for people wanting a day out with some gorgeous sights of Sydney. Parking is difficult in Manly so try and get a bus there if possible

nous l'avons fait aujourd'hui, le parcours ne fait pas 11km mais est plus long. très belle promenade, on a adoré +++ nous avons vu des bandicoots kookaburra cacatoès etc.

hiking
4 months ago

not well marked, we went off track several times but still managed to end up where we were supposed to. great views of the harbour

great views!!

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful trek. Easily doable.

9 months ago

great trail but poorly marked. used phone to navigate. Bring charger pack.

9 months ago

nice walk but poorly marked

10 months ago

good one

hiking
bugs
Tue Jan 29 2019

Mon Oct 01 2018

Nice easy walk with plenty of history and beautiful views of Sydney along the way.

Wed Sep 19 2018

wildlife galour

nature trips
Sun Aug 19 2018

Nice, enjoy!

hiking
Tue Jun 26 2018

Beautiful walk with beautiful views and great historical Australian culture!

Mon Apr 30 2018

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

Wed Apr 18 2018

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

Fri Sep 01 2017

one of my favorites.

walking
Sun Jul 23 2017

A couple of epic views along the way (overlooking Shelly Beach and the city) but the walk itself was nothing special.

Wed Jul 05 2017

awesome walk. views, history, nature. perfect.

hiking
Mon May 08 2017

Easy walk, not suitable for wheelchairs. Partially artificially built, always easy to follow. Can be very crowded, leave early morning for a better experience. Possibility to spot some parrots and whales during the season. Also great views on Sydney CBD. My rating (0 to 5 max): views 4, natural environment 3, exposure 1, difficulty 1, length 1.

running
Fri Apr 28 2017

Sun Apr 09 2017

Went here this morning. Amazing view. All three lookout is closed due to recent rockfalls nearby. A bit disappointed. But the view on the path is amazing.

hiking
Tue Jan 17 2017

A stunning walk through coastal heath with a views of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline, South Head, and Manly Beach. Walk clockwise and take a dip at Little Manly Point on your return (calm, harbour side) or anti-clockwise and swim at Cabbage Tree Bay or Manly Beach (ocean side). Lots of stairs and uphill sections make this a good workout. You can catch a bus from the Manly Ferry terminal to the Barracks to shorten the walk. Unfortunately most of the North Head lookouts are partially closed due to cliff subsidence but there are still plenty of other lookouts throughout the walk. There's an interpretive display at the Fort's Visitor Centre and an excellent cafe with amazing views. If you have time consider adding a side trip to Q Station (old quarantine station) for more views, displays and tours.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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