Reasons Why We Love Cremorne Foreshore Walk

The Cremorne Foreshore Walk is a beautiful, relatively easy walk with postcard perfect views of Sydney Harbour and is simply one of the best walks to do in our city. There is so much to explore and see along the walk and although it’s a 3km walk, it’s very manageable for young children with plenty of places to stop for a rest (and a breathtaking view). Read on to find out why we love it.

1. Only a ferry ride away

Ferry Wharf at Cremorne

[Above: Cremorne Point ferry wharf]

Located in the lower north shore, Cremorne Foreshore walk is a mere 6km from Sydney CBD. The best and most fun way to get there is to take the ferry from Circular Quay. There are also plenty of buses from the city (route 225) and if you prefer to drive, there is ample street parking available in the northern part of Cremorne Point.

2. Easy for little legs

Cremorne Foreshore Walk paths

[Above: Cremorne Foreshore Walk]

Starting at the Cremorne Point Wharf, the 3km circuit is simple to follow and winds through bushlands, gardens, and cliffs. Much of the walk is also stroller friendly – but there are some steps (not too many) so you will need another adult to help navigate these with a younger bub in tow. Parts of the walk have some steep drops down to the ocean, so keep a close eye on the kids.

3. The views!

View of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Cremorne

[Above: Harbour views from the foreshore walk]

There is literally a stunning view every time you wind round a bend. You can tell this from the number of landmark lookouts (official or not) on the walk – Sophie’s Lookout, Robertson’s Point Lookout and Hunt’s Lookout! There’s one of the best views of The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge too.

4. Grand mansions

Mansion house at Cremorne

Along the foreshore walk you wander past picturesque gardens and impressive old mansions, so you can sneak a peak at how the other half live!

5. Secluded tropical gardens

[Above: Lex & Ruby Graham Garden]

Located on the eastern side of Cremorne Point Reserve, is the Lex and Ruby Graham Garden, which was started by local residents Lex and Ruby Graham in 1959. The tropical sanctuary is thick with foliage, frog ponds and stone paths leading down to a rock pool by the harbour. At points, it feels like you are in a tropical paradise in FNQ!

Tropical flowers

6. A dip at Maccallum Pool

Take your swimmers and have a dip in the picturesque Maccallum Seawater pool, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Harbour Bridge and the city.

7. The playground

Playground at Cremorne Reserve

[Above: The playground at Cremorne Reserve]

Close to the ferry wharf is the Cremorne Reserve, the kids will love the large playground here, which has a great variety of equipment with plenty of natural shade from the surrounding trees. Plus, toilets are close by and you can grab a coffee at the café, near the Cremorne Point ferry wharf.

8. The lighthouse

Lighthouse at Robertson's Point

[Above: Robertson’s Point lighthouse]

Just beyond the playground at Robertson’s Point, the southern tip of Cremorne Point, follow the walking path through the reserve and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the harbour and the Robertson Point Lighthouse. Guaranteed to capture the children’s imagination! Tip: there are some steep steps here, so pay close attention to your little one.

9. Postcard perfect picnic spots

View of boats at Cremorne

Pack yourself a picnic and relax at one of the many shady picnic spots around the reserve.

[All photos by Anna Jameson]
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