Taronga Zoo to Chowder Bay Hike is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Woy Woy Bay, New South Wales, Australia that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.
This trail packs a lot of Australia into one day: a harbor ferry trip past the Opera House, getting up close with native wildlife and a walk through habitats ranging from eucalyptus to rainforest. And that's before you reach the beach. It starts with a ferry ride to Taronga Zoo, where you can easily spend half a day before walking around the harbor to Chowder Bay. You can skip the zoo if you are just looking for a half-day outing, just as you can opt to drive to the zoo instead of ferrying across the harbor; however, by doing so you will miss out on a lot of fun. You will get more out of this tour doing the whole thing, even if you have to pace yourself over two half days. Pack a towel and swimsuit if you fancy finishing the walk with a cooling dip at Chowder Bay or trying one of the more secluded beaches along the way.