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Submitted By: Kevin Yeats
Date Updated: 30/06/2023 at 11:45 am

Title: Middle Head to Artarmon via Middle Harbour

Location: Sydney Harbour NP, Beaches & Reserves

Grade: Grade 3

Suitable for Membership qualifications: Yes

Creek Crossings: Yes

Walk Length: 18 (in km)

Ascent: 505 / Descent: 458 (in meters)

Exposure: None     Walk off-track: No     Public Transport: Yes     Car Shuffle: No


Middle Head circuit, Headland Park track to Balmoral, Wyargine Reserve, Principality of Wy, Ken Done’s, Chinamans Beach, Parriwi Lighthouse, The Spit, Figtree Lane, Beauty Point Foreshore walk to Quakers Hat, Bay St park, Harbourside streets; walkways to Primrose Park, Folly Point, Tunks Park, Flat Rock Creek to Artarmon reserve, Artarmon Station. Brilliant harbourfront walking. Option to start with a ferry ride to South Mosman, then bus to start of walk. Tracks, beaches, walkways, streets, rock shelf to Parriwi Lighthouse depending on swell. Toilets at start, Balmoral, Chinamans, Spit, Tunks Park.

Maps: Sydney Heads, Parramatta R.

Check tides – need lowish tide and low swell for walking along rock shelf to stairway to lighthouse.
Selected items of interest:
Forts of Middle Head – see NP;WS
Principality of Wy (see Wikipedia) – top of stairway in Wyargine Reserve.
Ken Done residence – #1 Rosherville Rd, Mosman (above Chinamans Beach)
Parriwi Lighthouse (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parriwi_Head_Light)
Last Houseboat on Pearl Bay (https://mosmanhistoricalsociety.org.au/blogs/mhs-blog/mosmans-houseboats)
Long Gully Bridge, Northbridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Gully_Bridge)
Henry Lawson Cave (https://willoughbyliving.com.au/henry-lawsons-cave/)

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