Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track
The Harbour to Hawkesbury walking track links Manly & Berowra, allowing walkers to experience some of Sydney's most scenic bushland, harbours and waterways via 47km of sign-posted walking tracks.
The route uses mostly existing tracks within the Sydney Harbour, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Garigal National Parks and outside these parks, uses reserves where possible, else local streets.
Regular public transport connects with points along the route, so the walk lends itself to being completed as a series of half day or one day walks. The Harbour to Hawkesbury track links in with the Great North Walk, providing a continuous loop of walking track of about 105km in length, which takes 5-6 days to complete.
The route is signposted with distinctive red logo markers (an H -H symbol together with a walking man) fixed to signs or posts within bushland areas. Distinctive cream coloured sign posts have been installed in suburban streets. Trackhead signage is located at Spit Bridge, Seaforth Oval and Berowra train station which provides detailed information about the track.
Initiated by Manly Council in 1993, the track was established in conjunction with Warringah, Ku-ring-gai, and Hornsby Council as well as the National Parks and Wildlife Services and the Department of Lands. Funding was secured from Commonwealth National Heritage Trust and supportive funding from Lands, sponsorship from Banrock Station as well as NPWS funds.
Interpretive brochure available
Before commencing the walk, it is recommended that you obtain a Harbour to Hawkesbury Track brochure, which includes a map and important information about the track. Brochures are available from;
- National Parks and Wildlife Service: 1300 361 967
- Warringah Council: ph 9942 2111
- Hornsby Council: ph 9487 6832
- Ku-ring-gai Council: ph 9424 088