Did you know that North Sydney is home to just under 50Ha of remnant bushland, spread across twelve (mostly) foreshore reserves? Despite being in sight of Australia's largest and oldest city, North Sydney's bushland supports a surprisingly wide diversity of native plant and animal species that defies its location and own long history of urban development.
There are kilometres of walking tracks that network though these bushland reserves, and numerous track combinations that can be stitched together to form easy loop walks to longer foreshore expeditions!
Bushland is a significant part of North Sydney's local character and has many values which make it significant to locals and visitors alike. With twelve distinct vegetation communities, more than 347 native plant species and just under 200 native wildlife species occurring in our bushland areas, visitors are sure to enjoy an enriching experience on any bushwalking adventure.
In addition to these natural assets, North Sydney's bushland is rich with sites of Aboriginal heritage significance. Berry Island's Gadyan Track provides an easily accessible foray in to the world of North Sydney's original custodians, the Cammeraygal people. Balls Head and Badangi Reserves also provide an insight to the early European use of these areas - and the legacy that these uses left behind.
The North Sydney - Harbour Foreshore Bushwalk Guide (2015) contains practical information on the length of walks and transport access, as well as information about the Aboriginal and European history of the area and the types of flora and fauna you might expect to see.
The Guide can be downloaded below and also from the Council's Customer Service Centre.
Gadyan Track and Cremorne Point Foreshore brochures
The brochures below for the Gadyan Track at Berry Island Reserve, and Cremorne Point Foreshore self-guided walking brochure have been incorporated into the North Sydney - Harbour Foreshore Bushwalk Guide. These two brochures are out of print and can only be produced by printing the documents below.