Hermitage Foreshore Walk in Sydney

Hermitage Foreshore Walk in Sydney

Do you fancy a relaxed easy coastal walk with spectacular views of Sydney harbour and cityscape? Then Hermitage Foreshore walk is definitely the walk you are looking for. This walk is ideal for an evening walk with some fresh air along the ocean. Sydney is truly blessed with such amazing coastal walks that can easily be done and the best part of them are they are so close to the city.

Hermitage Foreshore Walk in Sydney
Views of the Sydney Harbour bridge

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About Hermitage Foreshore Walk…

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, an easy walk with amazing views of the Sydney harbour is the Hermitage Foreshore walk. The walk has views of the Shark Island (one of the islands in Sydney Harbour), and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is perfect for a weekday activity and get some exercise after work.

This walk is an awesome walk to do during the weekdays after a tiring day of work. I bet this walk will de-stress and refresh you by the end of the walk.

Details of the walk

The Hermitage Foreshore walk is just one way, which means that the starting point is different to the finishing point. As this walk is really easy and short, many people just walk back making it a return walk and most people do walk back making it a return walk.

Hermitage Foreshore Walk in Sydney
Path on the Hermitage Foreshore Walk

Getting to Nielsen Park

The starting point of the walk is the Nielsen Park.

  • Driving – Nielsen Park is around 11 kilometres from Sydney Central Business District (CBD). And the drive takes around 30 minutes. There are parking available at Nielsen Park.
  • Public transportation – There are buses between Town Hall (Queen Victoria Building (QVB)) on York street and Nielsen Park. The bus route goes to Watsons Bay.
    • Up-to-date and recent information on buses can be found on Transport for New South Wales (NSW) website.
    • Opal transportation and credit/ debit cards can be used to pay for the fare on buses.

Getting from Bayview Hill Road

Bayview Hill Road is the finishing point of the walk.

  • Public transportation from Bayview Hill Road to Nielsen Park – As this is a one-way walk, you need to get back to Nielsen Park if you have driven. One option is to walk back to Nielsen Park or to take a public transport. There are buses between New South Head (4 minutes or 170 metres walk from Bayview Hill Road) and Nielsen Park. The bus journey is about 11 minutes. Up-to-date and recent information on buses can be found on Transport for New South Wales (NSW) website.
  • Public transportation from Bayview Hill Road to Sydney CBD – There are buses between New South Head (4 minutes or 170 metres walk from Bayview Hill Road) and Sydney CBD. The bus journey is about 40 minutes. Up-to-date and recent information on buses can be found on Transport for New South Wales (NSW) website.
  • Opal transportation and credit/ debit cards can be used to pay for the fare on buses.

Logistics of the Hermitage Foreshore walk

  • Total distance: 1.8 kilometres one way.
  • Total time: 30 minutes one way.
  • Starting point: Nielsen Park.
  • Finishing point: Bayview Hill Road.
  • Walk type: One way. Note: Many people make this a return walk by just walking back to Nielsen Park.
  • The path is boarded and very well laid out. There is no place where one can get lost.
  • There are very few steps that have to be climbed.

Safety for solo female travelers

Sydney is extremely safe for solo female travelers. I have lived here in this amazing city for 9 years and I have not faced any issues whatsoever. However, like any other city in the World, be cautious and know your surroundings especially at nights.

Hermitage Foreshore Walk in Sydney
Along the way on Hermitage Foreshore Walk

Closing Notes

I loved Hermitage Foreshore Walk and I like to head over there as often as I can. The views of the harbour, especially during sunsets, are stunning and totally rewarding. I definitely recommending doing this coastal walk when in Sydney. This also is a great place for good photographic opportunities.

For other walks in and around Sydney, refer “Walks in Sydney” section on my blog.

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11 comments

  1. Wow this is wonderful. And the fact that it is safe to roam about alone is good. But some people just manage to get into trouble in any country I guess.

  2. The foreshore walk seems like such a calm place and wonderful for an evening walk or some love time. A book and a cuppa with the view and one is sorted for hours.

  3. This foreshore walk is simply wonderful with such a lovely view. A perfect place for a walk with your partner or simply enjoy it alone with some music or a book to keep you company.

  4. Walking with blue serene water at one side and greenery on the other is like a dream walk for me , one good book and some silence is what I will need at this place.

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