Harbour Walk - Rushcutters Bay to Rose Bay
The walk will take approximately three hours to complete the 5.5km from Rushcutters Bay to Lyne Park, Rose Bay. Add extra time for diversions along the way.
Places of interest along the Harbour Walk include:
Rushcutters Bay to Double Bay
Rushcutters Bay Park is a great spot for exercising, relaxing or just taking in the view of Sydney’s largest marina. Take the walk along New Beach Rd past the Cruising Yacht Club to Yarranabbe Park for views of Garden Island and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Whilst in the area you will see some magnificent nineteenth century properties including ‘Carthona’, ‘Lindesay’ and ‘Swifts.’
By following the walk onto Darling Point Rd you will come across the beautiful McKell Park. Built around the historic ruined foundations of ‘Canonbury,’ ‘Lansdowne’ and an earlier cottage dating from the 1840s, McKell Park offers breathtaking views of the harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Double Bay to Rose Bay
Steyne Park, Double Bay is a harbourside park with easy level access, only three minutes walk from the Double Bay shopping centre. Continue along the foreshore promenade adjacent to the beach and head up the hill via Beach St towards Rose Bay.
Before proceeding to Murray Rose Pool take a short diversion to the quiet secluded Blackburn Gardens beside St Brigid’s, the former site of Woollahra Library. Continue along New South Head Rd to Rose Bay Park. If you have time take a 40 minute return circuit to Lady Martins Beach on Point Piper along Wolseley Rd. Duff Reserve offers stunning harbour and if you’re feeling fit descend the stairs to the harbourside terrace and gazebo. This is one of the area's hidden treasures with massive figs on the banks, remnant rainforest and groves of Swamp Oaks beside a ribbon of white sands. Then take the promenade which curves around Rose Bay to Lyne Park.
Lyne Park reclaimed in 1900-02 was used for many years as a flying boat base, with the last commercial flight to Lord Howe Island made in 1974. A seaplane service still operates from this location. Lyne Park is a great place for ball games, picnics, fishing or taking the toddlers to the playground.