. . . . experience Sydney Harbour our way

Harbour Trax is a three day luxury guided hiking tour around Sydney Harbour foreshore from Watsons Bay to Manly Cove. It is one of the best urban multi-day hikes in Australia 

ABOUT THE TRAIL

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3 days and 2 nights
Moderate walking with a few hard sections
Urban walking with a lightweight day-pack
50km (approx): day 1 16km, day 2 16km, day 3 18km
6-10 pax
$2950 per person, twin share including gst
*Additional costs apply for single occupancy

INCLUSIONS:

  • Private guided hiking tour around Sydney Harbour
  • Professional guides
  • Overnight twin share accommodation at the 5 star Ovolo Hotel in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia
  • Overnight twin share accommodation at the 5 star Wildlife retreat at Sydneys Taronga Zoo
  • 3 Course dinner at China Doll (Not including drinks)
  • 3 Course dinner at the award-winning Me Gal restaurant (Not including drinks)
  • Breakfast each morning at the hotels
  • Coffee, pastries, snacks and lunch on the trail
  • Ferry transfer to Circular Quay
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

ABOUT THE TRAIL

  • DURATION:  3 days and 2 nights

  • GRADE:  Moderate walking with a few hard sections

  • TYPE:  Urban walking with a lightweight day-pack

  • WALK LENGTH:  50km

  • GROUP SIZE:  6-10 pax

  • PRICE:  $2950 per person, twin share including gst

*Additional costs apply for single occupancy

INCLUSIONS:

  • Private guided hiking tour around Sydney Harbour
  • Professional guides
  • Overnight twin share accommodation at the 5 star Ovolo Hotel in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia
  • Overnight twin share accommodation at the 5 star Wildlife retreat at Sydneys Taronga Zoo
  • 3 Course dinner at China Doll (Not including drinks)
  • 3 Course dinner at the award-winning Me Gal restaurant (Not including drinks)
  • Breakfast each morning at the hotels
  • Coffee, pastries, snacks and lunch on the trail
  • Ferry transfer to Circular Quay
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

DAY 1

Living
Foreshore

16km

Our introduction to Sydney Harbour as a living foreshore commences at Camp Cove in Watsons Bay, the first of a number of harbourside suburbs that populate the eastern shore. Backed by private luxury homes, this tranquil public beach with its narrow arc of golden sand and lapping turquoise waters is a stunning natural setting with a vibrant alfresco identity. Our trail meanders through the leafy streets of highly coveted suburbs from Vaucluse to Darling Point offering glimpses of an enviable harbour lifestyle. We are immersed in the laid back life of the harbour as we pass secluded beaches, quiet landscaped parks, crescent bays and glistening harbour baths. As we head towards the CBD the living foreshore transitions into a bustling cityscape culminating in the dynamic suburbs of Potts Point and Woolloomooloo where an exciting and thriving city culture abounds. The unique Ovolo Hotel at the historic wharf at Woolloomooloo is our accommodation for tonight. Enjoy some free time before dinner, perhaps an evening visit to the art gallery of NSW or a drink in one of the local pubs before dining at the buzzing local favourite China Doll Restaurant.
Our introduction to Sydney Harbour as a living foreshore commences at Camp Cove in Watsons Bay, the first of a number of harbourside suburbs that populate the eastern shore. Backed by private luxury homes, this tranquil public beach with its narrow arc of golden sand and lapping turquoise waters is a stunning natural setting with a vibrant alfresco identity. Our trail meanders through the leafy streets of highly coveted suburbs from Vaucluse to Darling Point offering glimpses of an enviable harbour lifestyle.
We are immersed in the laid back life of the harbour as we pass secluded beaches, quiet landscaped parks, crescent bays and glistening harbour baths. As we head towards the CBD the living foreshore transitions into a bustling cityscape culminating in the dynamic suburbs of Potts Point and Woolloomooloo where an exciting and thriving city culture abounds. The unique Ovolo Hotel at the historic wharf at Woolloomooloo is our accommodation for tonight. Enjoy some free time before dinner, perhaps an evening visit to the art gallery of NSW or a drink in one of the local pubs before dining at the buzzing local favourite China Doll Restaurant.

DAY 2

Iconic
Heart

16km

From the tranquil backdrop of the Royal Botanic Gardens, past the distinctive, sculptural form of the UNESCO listed Sydney Opera House, through the historic Rocks precinct to the elegant reaching arch of the Harbour Bridge, we begin to appreciate the majesty and grace of the harbour as the perfect setting for these icons. Joining us on this section of the hike will be leading Sydney Harbour historian and author, Dr Ian Hoskins, who will share with us some of the Harbour’s many, often colourful stories. Crossing the famous Harbour Bridge to the northern shore, our curated route through Kirribilli, Cremorne Point and Sirius Cove will provide a different perspective of the harbour via a network of quiet residential streets, intimate pathways and picturesque foreshore reserves, all leading to our destination for the night, the award-winning Taronga Zoo. Overlooking the harbour, the zoo’s luxurious Wildlife Retreat will be the venue for our evening activities and overnight accommodation. Explore the zoo, meet native Australian wildlife, then watch a stunning sunset from the exclusive lounge bar or terrace before dining at the world class Me Gal restaurant. 
From the tranquil backdrop of the Royal Botanic Gardens, past the distinctive, sculptural form of the UNESCO listed Sydney Opera House, through the historic Rocks precinct to the elegant reaching arch of the Harbour Bridge, we begin to appreciate the majesty and grace of the harbour as the perfect setting for these icons. Joining us on this section of the hike will be leading Sydney Harbour historian and author, Dr Ian Hoskins, who will share with us some of the Harbour’s many, often colourful stories.
Crossing the famous Harbour Bridge to the northern shore, our curated route through Kirribilli, Cremorne Point and Sirius Cove will provide a different perspective of the harbour via a network of quiet residential streets, intimate pathways and picturesque foreshore reserves, all leading to our destination for the night, the award-winning Taronga Zoo. Overlooking the harbour, the zoo’s luxurious Wildlife Retreat will be the venue for our evening activities and overnight accommodation. Explore the zoo, meet native Australian wildlife, then watch a stunning sunset from the exclusive lounge bar or terrace before dining at the world class Me Gal restaurant.

DAY 3

Bushland
Sanctuary

18km

As we transition into the nature section of the hike, we follow the harbour trail through Clifton Gardens and Mosman with its many picturesque pocket views towards the eastern suburbs before arriving at the popular Balmoral Beach with its clear water, soft sand and chilled vibe. From here, the harbour topography and vegetation change as we approach the Spit Bridge. Crossing the bridge we join one of Sydney Harbour’s most beautiful walking tracks, the Spit to Manly Scenic Walkway. Following the contours of the peninsula through windswept coastal heath and majestic Red Gum forest we discover a serene wilderness of undeveloped harbour foreshore, hidden coves and ancient Aboriginal sites. The natural beauty then begins to merge again with impressive harbourside homes as we approach Manly Cove, home to the bustling ferry wharf. Catching the ferry back to Circular Quay we experience some of the best views of the harbour. Reflect on the trail you have walked, feel the breeze and admire the beauty of Sydney Harbour one last time as we draw near the end of our tour.
As we transition into the nature section of the hike, we follow the harbour trail through Clifton Gardens and Mosman with its many picturesque pocket views towards the eastern suburbs before arriving at the popular Balmoral Beach with its clear water, soft sand and chilled vibe. From here, the harbour topography and vegetation change as we approach the Spit Bridge. Crossing the bridge we join one of Sydney Harbour’s most beautiful walking tracks, the Spit to Manly Scenic Walkway.
Following the contours of the peninsula through windswept coastal heath and majestic Red Gum forest we discover a serene wilderness of undeveloped harbour foreshore, hidden coves and ancient Aboriginal sites. The natural beauty then begins to merge again with impressive harbourside homes as we approach Manly Cove, home to the bustling ferry wharf. Catching the ferry back to Circular Quay we experience some of the best views of the harbour. Reflect on the trail you have walked, feel the breeze and admire the beauty of Sydney Harbour one last time as we draw near the end of our tour.

Acknowledgement of Country

Harbour Trax acknowledges and pays its respects to the Gadigal, Cammaraygal and Bidjigal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the lands through which we pass and to all members of the Aboriginal communities and to Elders past, present and emerging. Harbour Trax acknowledges their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We are privileged to learn from them in the way we care for and share Australia’s diverse nature and culture, and we strive to walk humbly in the footsteps of those who have walked these paths before us.

Meet the guides

Zoe

Zoe grew up in Sydney with a love of adventure and nature. She has hiked all around the world including Shaggy Ridge and Kokoda in Papua New Guinea, the Camino in Spain, Mont Blanc in France and all around Tasmania. Currently Zoe works for Tasmanian Walking Company on the Overland Track.  She enjoys being out in nature and sharing this passion with others. Zoe loves nothing more than connecting with guests and helping people relax and connect with nature.

Shaun

As a photographer, boundary pushing skier and skilled explorer, Shaun is a true, all-round, adventurer. Shaun grew up with a love of the ocean and exploring. Before joining us as a guide, Shaun spent several winters in Japan at Nozawa Onsen, where he worked as a photographer, guide and snow reporter. More recently, Shaun has become known for his dramatic winter photography and exploratory ski descents in Tasmania. He currently works a a guide for the Tasmanian Walking Company.