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Natural Bridge track to Davidson Park

Garigal National Park


This is a challenging walking track winds through Garigal National Park taking in impressive sandstone rock formations and spectacular water views.

Garigal National Park
6.8km one-way
Time suggested
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • 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

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Park info

  • in Garigal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Garigal National Park is open 6am to 6.30pm (8pm during daylight savings) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins. Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day).

    Other fees:

    There is no daily entry fee for teachers/educational supervisors (1 adult per 10 children). Group bookings: under the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 40 or more people planning to visit the park. Contact the park office prior to your visit.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Northern Beaches (Forestville)
      (02) 9451 3479
      Contact hours: 10am-4pm (closed 12pm-1pm) Monday to Friday
    • Garigal National Park, end of Ferguson Street off Warringah Road, Forestville NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9451 7390
    • Sydney North (Bobbin Inn, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park)
      (02) 9472 8949
      Contact hours: 10am-4pm daily. 9am-4pm during summer school holidays (closed 12pm-12:30pm) (closed Christmas Day)
    • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head Road, Mount Colah
    • Email:
      Fax: (02) 9457 0113
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