Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk


1 hr 30 mins

2.8 km One way

161 m

Moderate track
This walk explores a great section of Sydney Harbour. Starting with some historic points at Bradleys Head, you can enjoy views of Sydney’s Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The views will continue to delight as you explore bushland and the bays along the way. The pleasant walk ends at Clifton Gardens, where you will find a kiosk and equipment for the kids to play.

Maps for the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay 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.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay 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 2.8 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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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 No experience required (1/6)
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

Gradient

1.2km of this walk has short steep hills and another 840m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (790m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

1.6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 790m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (440m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 2.6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 210m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 2.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 2km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 850m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk walk starts at the HMAS Sydney Mast, Bradleys Head (gps: -33.853055, 151.24629)
Your transport options to HMAS Sydney Mast, Bradleys Head are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)



The Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk ends at the Chowder Bay Lower Gate (gps: -33.838667, 151.25467)
Your transport options to Chowder Bay Lower Gate are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(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

Comments

 


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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 :)