Sydney’s Best Family-Friendly Bush, Park and Beach Walks

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Best Family Walks


Here’s a list of the family-friendly walks that I have written up in detail on this blog. I hope that there’s something there you’ll enjoy.

The plan is to expand it a lot though, so I’d be thrilled if you’d like to tell us all about your own favourite walk. Please do leave a comment or email me via the Contact page above.


Click above to read descriptions of five family-friendly walks alongside Sydney Harbour. Top views guaranteed..


There are lovely walks through the bush at this wildlife park to the north of Sydney.


A very short but pretty walk around this Harbour reserve comes with the bonus of Aboriginal carvings, plus a terrific playground.


Walk around Grand Drive on a sealed walking path, excellent for strollers. It’s 3.8km long and takes an hour if you go quickly, but MUCH longer if you have children walking with you!


A lovey walk up over Trenerry reserve and along the fabulous boardwalk. You’ll feel miles away from civilisation.


Stroller-friendly and with wonderful views over the city and the sparkling Harbour. Excellent spot for picnics near the lovely harbour pool too.


Not for very little kids as the bush track goes alongside tall cliffs, but a really terrific walk for families with older children.


Lovely walk through wetlands with lots of birds to spot. Good for strollers and little kids too.


Stroller-friendly 5km walk right along Circular Quay and into the Botanic Gardens,


A detailed guide ont he best way to walk with Harbour Bridge when you have kids and even a stroller with you.

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Berry Island Reserve family walk

Can you share your favourite family walk in Sydney with other readers?

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Dee Why to Curl Curl coastal walk

Stand by for more Sydney family walks to come soon!

the best family walks in Sydney


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Posted on: September 16, 2015


  • Reply May 27, 2015


    I seem to have trouble pinning this post on Pinterest. A message pops up saying “Having trouble talking to

    • Reply May 27, 2015

      Seana Smith

      Thanks for letting me know Charmaine, I’ll get onto it when home, in transit at the moment! Will let you know.

  • Reply May 28, 2015


    I like walking at Lake Parramatta. I haven’t done the circuit walk yet, but I have done the two smaller tracks with my son. And there is a good playground for when you’ve finished the walk!

    • Reply May 29, 2015

      Seana Smith

      I must get out there and have a look. Thanks for the heads up. Hope you have a good weekend.

  • A great round-up of the walks. I’ve book-marked it for next time we are down in Sydney and hope to tick off a couple. Dee Why to Curl Curl should definitely make the list. x

  • We did a couple of walks at West Head yesterday and I would really recommend them for families with kids (not stroller friendly). The view from West Head look out is spectacular!

  • Reply July 26, 2016


    At Manly Dam there is a waterfall walk (about 25 mins each way) plus a shorter wildflower walk. My son’s current favourite is to scale these huge boulders which seem quite high but have a gentle slope (in section 1). He is 4.5 yo and I do it with him.

    • Reply July 26, 2016

      Seana Smith

      That sounds lovely, I do like Manly Dam but don’t know it very well at the moment. Must change that. Thank you for sharing your favourite walk with other families.

  • Reply April 20, 2017


    A few of my families favourites not on the list are – Balaka Falls in Carlingford, Lake Parramatta, Balls Head, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden and Blackman Park in Lane Cove. It is amazing how many there are once you go looking 🙂

  • Reply July 13, 2017


    Great family walks at Oatley Park at Oatley

  • Reply July 24, 2017


    The Hermitage foreshore walk from Nielsen Park in Vaucluse to Rose Bay is lovely. Passing the very private and scenic Milk Beach and with harbour views to die for, it’s a pretty easy walk (approx 30-45 mins there and back). I’ve done it with a 3/4 and a 5 year old. Not stroller friendly but definitely kid friendly.

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