Come along on a photographic tour of my favourite walk around the lovely shores of Sydney Harbour in New South Wales on the eastern coast of Australia.
This special place on the harbour is Cremorne Point - a peninsula of land on the Lower North Shore of Sydney Harbour, separating Shell Cove from Mosman Bay. It's a wealthy residential area where the foreshore has been retained as public space, providing access for everyone to enjoy the area's natural and man-made beauty.
(see my links page for a more detailed map of Cremorne Point
North Sydney Council website)
What will you discover on this walk?
Some of Sydney's most stunning harbour views, including the Opera House and Harbour
Native bushland and lush semi-tropical gardens splashed with
Great boulders embedded in manicured lawns
Grand houses and apartments, old and new
Sparkling blue water with tall-masted boats bobbing at anchor
Rainbow Lorikeets, Noisy Miners and Kookaburras
Tiny lizards darting across the path
The gentle sounds of water lapping the sandstone rocks below and ferries chugging around in Mosman
The relaxed ambience of the northern end of
Mosman Bay with its waterside promenade and seats overlooking the
marina and rowing club
The walking path is paved all the way, and generally level or gently
undulating, but with a few steeper inclines towards the northern end. Parts
of the path across the northern end of Mosman Bay are uneven due to tree roots beneath the surface.
From time to time there are a few steps up or down to negotiate, usually about three or four steps at a time, but 8-12 steps in a couple of places. A small wooden bridge crosses a gully at one point.
At strolling pace, the walk takes from 45 minutes to 1 hour. It should be manageable for people wheeling children in pushers or strollers. A good portion of the walk, and certainly some of the prettiest parts, should also be suitable for wheelchairs. Cremorne Point Wharf is wheelchair-accessible.