Hermitage Foreshore Walk (Nielsen Park)
This is a nice scenic walk 1.8km along the harbour foreshore passing several small beaches including Shark, Milk and Queens Beach.
Duration: 1 hour
Start and Finish: Nielsen Park
From Greycliffe Avenue walk down to Shark Beach and follow the path past the cafe until reaching a set of stairs leading up to the road/pathway.
Follow the road to the right past Battery Cottage on the right.
Take the next track on the right leading into the bush.
Follow the trail until it finishes at Bay View Hill Road or shorten the walk by exiting along any of the main walking tracks on the left hand side and then turning left onto Vaucluse Road and following it back to Greycliffe Rd and Shark Beach.
The quickest and easiest way back from the end of the walk at Bay View Hill Rd is to backtrack and exit the track at Queens Beach and follow Vaucluse Road.
How to get there:
Bus: Bus 325 from Circular Quay stops near Neilsen Park.
Car: From the city, drive along Park St. onto William St. and into the Cross City Tunnel. Follow this onto New South Head Road. Turn left onto Vaucluse Rd.
Parking is available along Greycliffe Avenue and from there walk down the hill to Shark Beach, but if this is full park along Vaucluse Road. Other access points to the trail are via Bay View Hill Rd, Queens Avenue, Tingara Ave or through the property of Strickland House.