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Walking the Harbour Foreshore

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Published April 15th 2010
It is easy for Sydney locals to grow jaded as they commute over the Harbour Bridge or stroll passed the Opera House everyday. Sometimes it takes a new perspective to once more open our eyes to the scenic wonders that rest on our door steps.

Tucked away in various locations around Sydney Harbour's edge are a collection of winding walking paths, offering the opportunity to see the Harbour from a new vantage point.

The North Sydney walks, stretching from Milsons Point to Cremorne and passing through Mosman, Willoughby and Manly, are clearly marked by council-regulation signs and maps. While still remaining within walking distance of the CBD, the tracks run through various parklands, including Clark Park, Watt Park, and Quibaree Park in Lavender Bay.

Each of these parks comprising the Lavender Bay foreshore also boast a number of picnic tables and a smattering of sculptures for pedestrians passing through or people wanting to take a break. Balls Head Reserve offers a similar array of picnic facilities - with the added draw of a BBQ - as well as an enviable view, looking west to Gladesville and east to McMahons Point.

For those with an historical bent, there are various routes that encompass sites such as the old Mater Hospital in Crows Nest or the Old Tram Depot near St. Thomas Park - each of which is available on the Council website.

For those of you who simply enjoy Harbour views and a touch of nature, here are a few walking routes you may like to try:

Milsons Point to Waverton

Waverton to Wollstonecraft

Wollstonecraft to Suspension Bridge

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Why? To see beautiful scenery from a new vantage point
When: Whenever you fancy
Where: The lower North Shore
Cost: Absolutely free
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