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Tour code: 5677MWD
Discover the hidden gems of Sydney Harbour National Park on a leisurely walking tour with an expert local guide. Ferry from Circular Quay across Rose Bay then stroll along the Hermitage Foreshore track to Watsons Bay. When exploring this lesser-known side of Sydney, enjoy fabulous photo ops of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and gorgeous coastal scenery, including Strickland House, Parsley Bay, Nielsen Park and Shark Beach. Refuel with morning tea, a legendary fish and chips lunch and other refreshments on this personalized 6-hour tour.

Highlights

  • Sydney Harbour National Park walking tour
  • Round-trip ride on a Sydney Harbour ferry
  • Walk the Hermitage Foreshore Track, one of Sydney's great harbor tracks, from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay
  • Fantastic photo opportunities of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Take in the stunning views of Sydney Harbour
  • Enjoy fish and chips at the famous Dolye's in Watsons Bay
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people provides an intimate experience and ensures personal attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour National Park Walking Tour

Parsley Bay

Gain a new appreciation for the city from across the waters of Sydney Harbour on a 6-hour tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Make your own way to Circular Quay to meet your guide, who shares an insider's perspective on this legendary Australian city.

Start by crossing to Rose Bay by ferry, checking out sights like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Shark Island en route. Enjoy a delicious morning tea snack upon your arrival in Rose Bay, then start your guided walking tour of the waterfront and Sydney Harbour National Park. The easy walk begins on the Hermitage Track, meandering to Watsons Bay on a track that offers another vantage point on Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Bring your camera for fantastic photo ops.

Along the Hermitage Track, admire the grounds of Strickland House, climb ancient toppled tree trunks and wind past native greenery. Stop at a favorite destination for local families, Parsley Bay, and follow your guide on a short nature trail that passes a gorgeous waterfall. Continue on to Nielsen Park and admire the turquoise waters of Shark Beach.

Enjoy a classic fish and chips lunch at a longtime favorite Sydney institution—Doyle’s at Watsons Bay. Family-owned for five generations, Doyle's serves up fresh Australian seafood and stunning views of turquoise bay. After lunch, head over to Watson's Bay Hotel for a non-alcoholic beverage before returning by ferry to the heart of Sydney.

Customer Reviews

Vivienne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was amazing and our group of eight highly recommends it. Our guide Bell was superb and the scenery was breathtaking with views of Sydney Harbour not usually seen by tourists. We loved discovering the beautiful bays and learning about the history of the area, not to mention Bell's delicious home made muesli bars! The tour was the highlight of our time in Sydney.

Joanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The Sydney Harbour National Park Walking Tour is a 'must do' for all Sydneysiders, Interstate and International visitors. Starting at Circular Quay, you catch the ferry across one of the most beautiful harbours in the world to Rose Bay. From there you start the walk, while an expert guide informs you of local history. Continuing to walk you join the Hermitage Foreshore Track, which has to be one of the most spectacular walks in Sydney, taking in all the harbour views, Nielsen Park and Parsley Bay. Reaching the end at Watsons Bay for a much deserved fish and chip lunch at Doyle's at Watsons Bay.

The walk is very well organised and our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend this walk to all who enjoy the outdoors, nature and of course, waking.

CHURAIRAT P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Bell,my tour guide,was very nice and
did her job well.She guided me even
had only one person for the tour.
About routing where I walked was
so beautiful ,I took lots of photos.

John Andrew F C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This experience was truly exceptional. The views were outstanding and the walk was relatively challenging. And the tour guide's enthusiasm was infectious. It really is nice to go on tour with a person who obviously likes her work so much. The itinerary was well put together and every element of the day fitted well together. And the fish and chip lunch was very welcome after the walk. Keep up the good work Berangere - you truly have a tour that every able bodied person should experience.

PBR

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

After the razmattaz and excitement of Circular Quay, the Opera House, etc. this was a super pleasant way to spend half a day looking at Sydney Harbour from calmer shores. Bérangère Graham was our delightful guide. French, but now a committed Australian she guided us from Rose Bay to Watson's Bay passing through some delectable suburbs and interesting spiders' webs. The ferry rides there and back were an adventure too and provided yet more angles to photograph the iconic sights of Sydney's magnificent harbour. One of my highlight activities.

Tulipe China

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

This was actually my first detour experience. I happen to find it when I felt like to do some hiking around some area I haven't been in Sydney. I was so lucky that the day I booked had no other guest. But the host Berangere still did the tour for me. Berangere was a very sweet and kind lady who made my trip a lot of fun. She made very delicious energy desert for every guest, which was nicely wrapped like a delicate gift.

Dagmar G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Great tour with a friendly and accomplished guide. Have seen lot of hidden places, beautiful bays/beaches apart from all those tourist paths. Have had a wonderful day, enjoyed it. This tour's definitively its money worth; high recommendable!

MR. J. M

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2015

This tour was very informal because the Australian company doing it keeps the tourist group to a.maximum of 8. Therefore it was easier to get along with other people in the group.
The tour was very interesting.starting with a ferry trip to the national park and a 3 hour walk in the park taking in views of the harbour, beaches and various houses that were lived in by famous historical people.
The walk can be a bit tiring for pensioners so be sure you can hike and wear good walking footwear.
Also it would be wise to bring a bottle of water.
The tour ends with lunch and ferry return.
Lunch was on my opinion poor as we were encouraged to have a takeaway fish and chip meal that was cheap and eaten from cardboard container. Plastic cutlery included.
Meal comes free with the tour, but drink of any kind we had to pay for extra. I was disappointed with the lunch and would have preferred having a sit down lunch in a restaurant with use of proper cutlery and salt, vinegar which was not given with takeaway.
All considered the guide was young and friendly and very informative, and made the tour interesting.
This tour could have been five star only for the lunch being the let down.

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