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Natural Bridge track to Davidson Park

“The nature and the views along this walk are amazing, and I love crossing the natural sandstone bridge over Main Creek – it’s a highlight!”

The Natural Bridge track is a delightful half day walk linking the eastern and western foreshores of Bantry Bay. Keep an eye on the way for the impressive crossing the track is named for, a natural sandstone bridge formed by erosion over thousands of years.

The walk starts along The Bluff track at the end of Grattan Crescent before joining up with the Natural Bridge track. It’s a steep descent but the views down Bantry Bay are great. Then link up with the Currie Road trail, which crosses the Cook Street trail onto the Bates Creek track. The walk then drops steeply into Bates Creek crossing before zigzagging up to a flat section of the track.

At the Tipperary Road turnoff, you’ll reach the start of the historic Magazine track. After a short descent that takes you past the Magazine complex, you’ll be rewarded with excellent views across Bantry Bay. Further on, there is a crossing of mossy rocks and a pretty waterfall just before you reach Flat Rock Beach, a great spot to have a picnic and take in the views down Middle Harbour.

From there, head up to Flat Rock track and wind along the side of the valley wall; you’ll eventually come to a set of steps down into Davidson Park picnic area and boat ramp.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Natural Bridge track to Davidson Park is accessed via Grattan Crescent, Forestville. To get there:

  • Make your way to Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest
  • Turn into Bantry Bay Road and travel south
  • Turn right into Grattan Crescent
  • You can also access the track via the Currie Road trail that starts at Currie Road, Forestville

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available on Grattan Crescent, Forestville, and at Davidson Park picnic area if you start the walk there.

Important info

Distance:

6.8km (one-way)

Time suggested:

2 hours each way

Difficulty:

Hard

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of drinking water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • The picnic area at Davidson Park is well equipped with picnic tables and barbecues
  • Park use fee applies to vehicle entry to Davidson Park Picnic Area

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Kookaburra in the trees. Photo:Shaun Sursok