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Family friendly walks in Sydney

Are you looking for the best family friendly walks on the Northern Beaches? We’ve pulled together some easy walks the whole family can do. Get fit and spend time together while doing some of the best family friendly walks on the Northern Beaches.

Anembo Reserve

Anembo is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘quiet place,’ and peace and tranquillity is what you will find. Surrounded by Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on three sides, this ridgetop reserve includes 22 hectares of native vegetation providing habitat for several threatened species. Enjoy the trail on foot or horseback, and be mindful of giving way to horses.

Grade: Medium
Distance: 2km
Time: 30-45 minutes
Path: Formed track, some obstacles, no steps

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Allenby Park

Tucked between Beacon Hill, Allambie Heights and Brookvale, the area covers 42 hectares. Discover one of our best-kept secrets, you’ll forget you’re in Sydney as you slip into this tranquil stunning pocket of natural bush. Picturesque waterfalls, mossy boulders and panoramic views of the coast await!

Grade: Medium
Distance: 2.5km of various trails
Time: 30 mins – 1 hour
Path: Formed track, steep hills, some obstacles, steps

Things to do in the Northern Beaches

Dee Why Headland

Dee Why Headland is a sensitive coastal ecosystem, providing an important wildlife corridor between Curl Curl and Dee Why Lagoons. The rugged sandstone headland boasts spectacular views south to Manly and north to Long Reef and beyond.

Start either Dee Why Beach or North Curl Curl Beach.

Grade: Medium
Distance: 1.6km one way
Time: 45 minutes
Path: Formed track, short steep hills, some obstacles, many steps


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Warriewood Wetlands 

This boardwalk provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy the natural attributes of the largest remaining wetland in Sydney. Ducks, birds, frogs, turtles the wetland is busting with animals and the boardwalk is the perfect place for bird watchers to enjoy their passion.

Grade: Easy
Distance: 2.4km
Time: 45 mins – an hour
Path: Boardwalk, formed track, some footpaths, some steps


Things to do on the Northern Beaches

Freshwater Surfing History and Heritage Walk

Freshwater has a rich beach culture stretching for more than 100 years. Come and learn about the area’s surfing history and other interesting historical facts.

Grade: Easy
Distance: 3.5km
Time: 1.5 – 2 hour loop
Path: Formed track, beach walking, some footpaths, gentle hills, many steps