If you like harbour views of bobbing yachts, lush bushland gardens and a peak at some of Sydney’s most historic and expensive houses then a walk from Mosman through Cremorne Point to Kirribilli has your name on it. It’s a stunning path that I took again the other day under cloudy skies, sweating with the humidity of an early Summer but with no shortage of places to stop and swim. The walk covers an area of Sydney known by Indigenous Australians as Woolwarra-jueng and it takes you through formal gardens and scrubby native vegetation, from one spectacular view of the harbour to another. Allow about four hours if you are including a swim and a picnic stop.
I started up at Mosman Junction, winding my way down hill to the ferry and yacht club, meandering West along the foreshore through Cremorne Point and Neutral Bay. It’s a clear track with very few people on it and you can continue on to Milsons Point Station to jump on a train or keep walking across the Harbour Bridge if you’re feeling energetic. For those that can’t make the walk I’ve put together a bit of a virtual hike below – all you need to imagine is the sound of kookaburras, cicadas or magpies and the scent of gums and Summer gardenias.