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.
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.
Contents of this post
- Sydney Harbourside Walks
- Sydney Coastal Walks
- Kid-Friendly Bush Walks Sydney
- Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
- Balls Head Bushland Reserve
- Berry Island Reserve Walk
- Bobbin Head Walks With Kids
- Cumberland State Forest Walks
- The Heath Track at Allambie Heights
- Flint + Steel Bush Walk in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park
- Irrawong Waterfall Walks, North Narrabeen
- Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens Walks
- Manly Dam Bush Walks
- Minerva Pool Walk, Dharawal National Park
- Narrabeen Lagoon Trail: 8km Walk
- Oatley Park
- Warriewood Wetlands Walk
- Urban Park Best Walks in Sydney
Sydney Harbourside Walks
Stroller-friendly 5km walk right along Circular Quay and into the Botanic Gardens.
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.
Stroller-friendly and with wonderful views over the city and the sparkling Harbour. Excellent spot for picnics near the lovely harbour pool too.
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.
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
A lovey walk up over Trenerry Reserve and along the fabulous boardwalk. You’ll feel miles away from civilisation.
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!
Not for very little kids as the bush track goes alongside tall cliffs, but a really terrific walk for families with older children.
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.
A lovely walk along the harbour on a smooth and undulating path. Read all about it and find a map here.
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.
Kid-Friendly Bush Walks Sydney
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.
There are short and longer walks, most not suitable for strollers, in this Harbourside jewel, plus historical buildings and other interesting buildings nearby.
A very short but pretty walk around this Harbour reserve comes with the bonus of Aboriginal carvings, plus a terrific playground.
Check out this post to find out about the boardwalks and the bush walks, plus a lovely playground too. Find the post here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has several enjoyable walks of different lengths, great spots to picnic and you can even swim. Read about Manly Dam here.
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.
Great for strollers and bikes too, this is a delightful walk all the way around Narrabeen Lagoon. Find all the details here.
Click above to read about the delightful and very scenic child friendly bush walks in gorgeous Oatley Park in Sydney’s south.
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.
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.
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!
There are lovely walks for kids in Parramatta Park and good places to stop too. Check out the post here.
Lovely art works to see and a fab playground on this short walk in Parramatta. Read all about it here.
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.
There are short walks and longer walks here, something to suit all members of the family. Some are great for trikes and bikes too.
Is there a walk your family love and could add to this list?
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Here’s to the Great Outdoors!