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Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk

"Bushland, harbour views, magnificent homes and historic sites - this walk is the quintessential Sydney experience."

The views along Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk are almost too good to be true. The gentle bush track weaves around the harbour headlands from Taronga Zoo Wharf around Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay and is guaranteed to impress. There is even an app you can download directly to your iPhone or Android device.

You can see the Opera House and Harbour Bridge – Sydney’s most famous icons – in all their glory. Watch the boats glide by from Bradleys Head Amphitheatre or step into the past at Military relics at Bradleys Head. Come face-to-face with wildlife and ancient trees, and stop for a drink at heritage-listed Athol Hall or a Chowder Bay cafe.

The Harbour Bridge to The Spit Bridge walking track continues past Chowder Bay if you feel like a longer walk. Once you’ve explored this exquisite part of Sydney Harbour, you’re sure to want to walk more of Sydney's stunning coastal walking tracks.

Take a virtual tour of Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk on Google Street View.


Getting there

Getting there:

Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk is in the Bradleys Head precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park. To get there:

By car

  • From Mosman take Military Road onto Bradleys Head Road
  • The walks starts at the end of the road at Taronga Zoo Wharf.
  • Parking is not available at the Wharf

By public transport

  • Take the ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo Wharf
  • From Chowder Bay the 244 bus takes you to Wynyard in the city.

Get driving directions


Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Paid parking is available at Clifton Gardens and Chowder Bay.

Important info


3km (one-way)

Time suggested:

1.75 hours each way



Opening hours:

Vehicle access to Bradleys Head is available between 6am and 8pm every day.

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Bradley's Head Walk, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan