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Why this Hike
This hike close to the city is perfect for both a little bit of history from the many different landmarks and the harbour views. With a relatively easy to navigate path, this hike can be the perfect way to spend a morning getting outdoors.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting from the carpark at the end of Bradleys Head Road and near Bradleys Head Fort this hike follows the Bradleys Head Walking Track as it winds around the head following the coast. Looking out towards Sydney harbour, you will walk a few hundred metres on the boardwalk before reaching the stairs to Athol Hall. From the hall the walk continues to climb up the hill to the Athol Hall Carpark and then re-joins the walking track with the water now on your left. The walk continues along this path before a short section back on Bradleys Head Road until you reach the carpark you started your walk from.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.