Bradley’s Head to Chowder Bay

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Travel & Outdoors

On a recent Saturday morning the sun was out and the last of the summer warmth was still hanging around – prime conditions for another Sydney Harbour walk, this time from Bradley’s Head to Chowder Bay.

Armed with a cossie and my friend Alex, we got the ferry from Circular Quay over to the Taronga Zoo wharf, where the track hugs the coast line around Bradley’s Head and offering up rudely beautiful and often uninterrupted views of the city skyline.

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Smaller paths lead to sheltered coves and deserted harbour beaches off the main track, and there’s plenty of wildlife in the form of bearded dragons and native birds (including one deranged kookaburra who insisted on taunting us).

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The home stretch descends into lovely Chowder Bay, a pristine little beach with deep clear water, minimal waves, loads of grassy parkland, and a few dining options on the northern headland.

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After a swim in the still-warm ocean, we spread out in the sun eating peanut-butter and chocolate chip biscuits before walking the easy 4km back to Taronga. A perfect day with perfect company – 10/10 would do again.

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