Walking is recreational and an important part of the transport network. 

Almost everyone travelling to, from and around North Sydney will complete at least part of their journey on foot. For many residents and workers in North Sydney, a wide range of everyday needs can often be found within walking distance of home or work.

We have a well established network of footpaths and pedestrian linkages that provide connection to village centres, open space, services and attractions. The walking North Sydney Map provides details of routes and approximate walking times.

Walking North Sydney app

Sydway Walker - this app is available for iPhone and iPad


Walking North Sydney map

Walking North Sydney (1MB)


Refer also to brochures from Walking Coastal Sydney website


To further encourage walking for transport in North Sydney, Council is working to improve pedestrian accessibility and make North Sydney more ‘walkable’ by upgrading streetscapes and pedestrian amenities. Our projects generally aim look to make it easier, safer and more pleasant to walk between residential areas, village centres and public transport interchanges.


Recreational Walks

North Sydney has extensive recreational walking trails, where a combination of directional pedestrian signage and location maps will help you find your way. 

History Walks (self-guided)

Milson's Point to Careening Cove (786KB)

Napier Street to Blues Point Road (341KB)

Lavender Bay walk, landmarks and art (1MB)

Eastern Berry Bay, boatbuilders walk (925KB)

Neutral Bay, a marine suburb walk (199KB)

Cremorne Point (458KB)

Upper and central Neutral Bay (589KB)

West Street to Bradfield Park (1MB)

Cammeray Walk (621KB)

Holtermann Estate, Crows Nest (515KB)

Berry Estate, Wollstonecraft (1MB)

Kirribilli walk (242KB)

Blues Point Road walk (756KB)

Kurraba Point walk (243KB)

McMahons Point to Balls Head walk (361KB)

The Union/Bank Street, McMahons Point (under review)

Mackenzie Street to Hayberry Street (1MB)

St Thomas Rest Park, West St, Crows Nest (408KB)

Oaks Street to Berry Street (377KB)

Ridge Street to Willoughby Road (599KB)

Waverton Peninsula (660KB)

Pool & Place, a walking tour of Milsons Point & Kirribilli (1MB)

Heritage Plaque Walks

McMahons Point to Waverton (350KB)

Cammeray to Lavender Bay (793KB)

Neutral Bay to Kirribilli (468KB)

Military Road to Cremorne Point (628KB)



North Sydney Circle Walks

Milsons Point to Waverton (810KB)

Waverton to Wollstonecraft (751KB)

Wollstonecraft to Suspension Bridge (802KB)

Suspension Bridge to Cremorne Junction (1MB)

Cremorne Junction to Shell Cove (875KB)

Shell Cove to Milsons Point (769KB)

These pamphlets are available below or at Stanton Library and Customer Service.


Council Strategy on Walking

Council's Pedestrian and Network Amenity Study, including action plan, is available here:

Pedestrian and Network Amenity Study - 1999 (6MB)

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