Sydney’s Best Walks With Kids

Here’s a list of the kid-friendly Sydney bush walks which are written up in detail on this website. I hope that you can find a walk that’s handy for your family.

You can see all of the walks at a glance in the Content box. Then you 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. You might like to print the walk out to take with you.

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You’ll find the Best Kid-Friendly Bush Walks Sydney has to offer here!

Happy walking whether you are walking with little legged kids or older ones.

You might also be interested in other longer hikes in NSW if you have older kids. 

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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. A delightful family walk in Sydney.

Berry Island Walk, Wollstonecraft

This is a short but really interesting loop walk. You’ll find indigenous rock carving, lovely treesa nd bush and stunning Harbour views. There’s also a fab playground and picnic area here. Click to read about Berry Island Walk.

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.

Five Sydney Harbour Nature Walks

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

Robertson Point Lighthouse Walk, Cremorne

This is a fairly short walk, off from the main walk around Cremorne Point. You can take steps and ladders all the way to the lighthouse. Not for little kids who are not safe around water!

Read all about the Robertson Point Lighthouse Walk here.

South Head Heritage Walk and Camp Cove

Read all about this family friendly 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.

Cronulla Beach Walk

This is a stunningly beautiful 4km – 6km coastal walk passing some gorgeous beaches, rock pools and playgrounds. It’s the Sutherland Shire’s answer to the Bondi to Coogee walk, but MUCH less crowded!

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. 

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Dee Why to Curl Curl coastal walk

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.

Kamay Botany Bay NP Walks

Historic (and contraversial) monuments, a visitor centre, walks and even whale watching, read all about Kamay Botany Bay NP walks.

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.


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The start of the walk to Minerva Pool

Kid-Friendly Bush Walks Sydney 

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

There are lovely kid friendly walks through the bush at this wildlife park to the north of Sydney. It’s a good spot to start with when taking a toddler bush walking.

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.

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Berry Island Reserve family walk

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 kid friendly walking trail in a circuit. All the details you need are here.

Flint + Steel Bush Walk in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

This is such a beautiful walk, a steep track down to a lovely beach and then a REALLY stiff walk back up to the road. Great for school-aged kids especially.

Read about Flint + Steel Walk 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 bush walks for kids, most are suitable for strollers too, in this Northern Suburbs bush oasis. This is one of the best places for bush walking with toddlers in Sydney. 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.

Minerva Pool Walk, Dharawal National Park

A very special place, which deserves our care and respect. There’s a 30 minute bush walk in to a stunning pool, good for swimming… kids and mums only.

Read about the Minerva Pool walk 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.

Oatley Park

Click above to read about the delightful and very scenic child friendly bush walks in gorgeous Oatley Park in Sydney’s south.

Warriewood Wetlands Walk

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


Urban Park Best Walks in Sydney

Auburn Botanic Gardens Walk

A walk around these extesnive gardens is always a delight, not least in spring when the cherry blossoms are out. There’s lots to see and do as you walk around these Botanic gardens.

Read about Auburn Botanic Gardens Wals here.

The Bay Run: Inner West

This is a terrific 7km walk which is great for walks with strollers and kids of all ages. It’s also a very family-friendly cycle ride as it’s almost entirely flat.

Read all about The Bay Run here.

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. This must be the most iconic of the many delightful short walks in Sydney!

Read the Centennial Park Circuit post here

Parramatta Park Stroller Walk

There are lovely walks for kids in 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.

Western Sydney Parklands: Nine New Walks

There are short walks and longer walks here, something to suit all members of the family. Some are great for trikes and bikes too.

Click here to read the post.

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There are walks for all the family at Western Sydney Parklands.
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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.

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Here’s to the Great Outdoors!

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    1. says: Seana Smith

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

  1. says: Kate

    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!

  2. says: Rebecca (Little Munch)

    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!

  3. says: Nicole

    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.

    1. says: 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.

  4. says: Kellie

    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 🙂

  5. says: Alison

    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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