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Bullawarring walking track

Heathcote National Park

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For great Sydney bushwalking, visit Heathcote National Park, near Waterfall in the Sutherland shire; combine your hike with birdwatching and freshwater swimming.

5.5km one-way
Time suggested
3 - 4hrs
Grade 4
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What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching.

Sydney’s Heathcote National Park is known for its excellent bushwalking, and Bullawarring walking track is undoubtedly one of the jewels of the Sutherland Shire. Ideal for experienced bushwalkers, this rough track, with short steep sections, takes in beautiful bushland, glistening freshwater swimming holes, and craggy ridges.

Stop for a break beside the tranquil pools at Kingfisher Pool picnic area – in summer, a dip in the refreshing pools is a special treat. Birdwatching is at its best in spring, when nectar-loving honeyeaters and wattlebirds are attracted to the blossoming wildflowers in the surrounding heath.

Choose to return via Mooray walking track for a loop walk or continue along Pipeline trail at Battery Causeway, until you reach the natural pools. Alternatively, you can keep walking north along Pipeline trail to Goburra track to join Oliver Street, and head back via Heathcote train station.

Take a virtual tour of Bullawarring walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • Water flows over concrete Battery Causeway against a backdrop of bushland in Heathcote National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/DPIE

    Battery Causeway picnic area

    Battery Causeway picnic area is in Sydney’s Heathcote National Park. It’s a peaceful rest stop along Pipeline trail or Bullawaring track, near Lake Eckersley picnic area.

  • Family bushwalking on Mooray track near ferns and gymea lillies. Photo credit: Natasha Webb

    Mooray walking track

    Enjoy a day of Sydney bushwalking and birdwatching. One of the best walks in Heathcote National Park, Mooray walking track is easily accessed from Waterfall train station.

  • Kingfisher Pool picnic area, Heahtcote National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin

    Kingfisher Pool picnic area

    A visit to this Sutherland picnic spot, located at Kingfisher Pool campground in Heathcote National Park, near Waterfall, offers birdwatching, bushwalking and swimming.

  • Kingfisher Pool campground, Heathcote National Park. Photo: John Yurasek © OEH

    Kingfisher Pool campground

    Discover some of Sydney's most secluded campsites at Kingfisher Pool campground in Heathcote National Park. As well as camping, it's great for swimming and hiking.


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.