Having done a Capt Cook Cruise on a previous trip, we were looking for an alternative adventure around the harbour. We took the ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo Wharf and instead of joining the throngs heading into the zoo, we turned right along the path through the native bushland. Along the path, there are views over the harbour back towards the city.
We downloaded the free walk commentary which consists of 18 short audio podcasts - listen at various points along the route. (http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/parks/audiotours/SydneyHarbourNP/BradleysHeadtoChowderBay.htm)
Paying attention to the wildlife, we were lucky enough to see an Eastern Water Dragon basking on a rock, several Cookaburas and a few lizards scurried away as we walked along. The 5km path is easy to follow and provides a great way of seeing native bush and rainforest habitats, and there are also some great views of the harbour, Opera House and Bridge.
Take sun hats and water to enjoy the walk. There are refreshments available at Athol Hall (near the start) and at Chowder Bay.
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