Henry Head Walk

1 hr 30 mins

4.2 km Return

113 m

Moderate track
A worthwhile walk, traversing beach and headland to explore the WWII battlements of Henry Head. Both the Little Congwong Beach and Brown’s Rock sidetrips are recommended on this walk, as they are short detours and break the journey. Henry Head is good spot to stop for something to eat, grab a torch and explore the concrete structures or just watch the boats passing in and out of Botany Bay. A recommended and pleasant walk.

Maps for the Henry Head Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Botany Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91303S BOTANY BAY NSW-91303S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Henry Head Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Henry Head Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 4.2 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 1.4km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 720m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 860m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 1.3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 780m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 1.3km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 800m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 1.2km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 850m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Henry Head Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Henry Head Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Henry Head Walk walk starts and ends at the Southern End of Cann Park (gps: -33.988579, 151.23365)
Your transport options to Southern End of Cann Park are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/bithh

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)