24 of Sydney’s Best Family-Friendly Bush, Park and Beach 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.

You can see all of them at a glance in the Content box, and then can click through from each short description to a full post about each walk. You’ll find photos and maps to use on the detailed posts.

Happy walking!

PS  I have written an ebook which details the best stroller walks, only $7.99 for a 70 page PDF download, find it here.



Sydney Harbourside Walks

Heart Of The City – Harbour Bridge To The Art Gallery

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


Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk With Kids

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


Cremorne Point Foreshore Walk

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


Cremorne Point Robertson Lighthouse Walk

This is a walk for the sure-footed who can negotiate steps and even a ladder, well worth it for the great views.


Five Sydney Harbour Nature Walks

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


South Head Heritage Walk and Camp Cove

Read all about this walk along beautiful beaches, with great views of the Harbour and ocean, and a lighthouse too. Read the post here.



Sydney Coastal Walks 


Coogee Clifftops Walk

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


Dee Why To Curl Curl Coastal Walk

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


The Jibbon Beach Loop Track, Bundeena

This is not a walk for complete beginners but excellent for families who have a few walks under their belt and enjoy a new challenge. It’s very beautiful and has many areas of interest as well as lovely beaches.


Manly To Balgowlah Coastal Path

A lovely walk along the harbour on a smooth and undulating path. Read all about it and find a map here.


Manly Four Beaches Walk

Stroll all the way from Queenscliff to Shelly Beach or start anywhere along the way. Great views, lovely cafes and a totally smooth path. Read all the info you need here.



Sydney Bush Walks With Kids

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

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


Balls Head Bushland Reserve

There are short and longer walks, most not suitable for strollers, in this Harbourside jewel, plus historical buildings and other interesting buildings nearby.


Berry Island Reserve Walk

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


Bobbin Head Walks With Kids

Check out this post to find out about the boardwalks and the bush walks, plus a lovely playground too. Find the post here.


Cumberland State Forest Walks

All sorts of options here for short walks with children, plus a cafe and the ropes course too. Check out Cumberland State Forest info here.


The Heath Track at Allambie Heights

Terrific for beginner bush walkers with little legs, this is an easy short circuit walk. All the details you need are here.


Irrawong Waterfall Walks, North Narrabeen

Nestled in suburbia, just a 10 – 15 minute walk from the road is a pretty waterfall, with longer walks for older kids too. Read all about Irrawong Waterfall walk here. 


Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens Walks

Enjoy the shorter and longer walks, suitable for strollers in this Northern Suburbs bush oasis. Find the details here.


Manly Dam Bush Walks

Manly Dam has several enjoyable walks of different lengths, great spots to picnic and you can even swim. Read about Manly Dam here.


Narrabeen Lagoon Trail: 8km Walk

Great for strollers and bikes too, this is a delightful walk all the way around Narrabeen Lagoon. Find all the details here.


Warriewood Wetlands Walk

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



Sydney Urban Park Walks

Centennial Park Circuit

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!


Parramatta Park Stroller Walk

There’s plenty to see as you walk around Parramatta Park and good places to stop too. Check out the post here.


Parramatta River Walk 

Lovely art works to see and a fab playground on this short walk in Parramatta. Read all about it here.


Sydney International Regatta Centre Walks

Nice smooth paths and there is always something to see at the regatta centre plus options for all sorts of watery fun. Read all about it here.

Berry Island Reserve walk family_1

Berry Island Reserve family walk


Dee Why Walk-3

Dee Why to Curl Curl coastal walk


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Is there a walk your family love and could add to this list?

Please do leave a comment or email me to let me know.

Or write it up for other readers to enjoy.

Here’s to the Great Outdoors!

Seana xxx


Posted on: November 14, 2017


  • Reply May 27, 2015


    I seem to have trouble pinning this post on Pinterest. A message pops up saying “Having trouble talking to http://www.hellosydneykids.com.au

    • 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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