7 Bridges Walk, Sydney, Australia
A popular harbourside walk - 27 km, 1 day
THE 7 BRIDGES WALK is one of the most popular day walks near Sydney Harbour. It is the latest popular trail that circumnavigates a section of Sydney Harbour, crossing seven bridges.
The 27 km loop walk can be done in one day, however we recommend taking your time and enjoying it on two easy half-day sections.
7 BRIDGES STORY: The bridges allow traffic across Sydney Harbour and the Lane cove and Parramatta Rivers.
The 7 Bridges Walk is now a yearly event, sponsored by a number of Sydney institutions, and enjoyed by thousands of walkers of all descriptions, ages and fitness levels. You don't have to complete the loop in one day as per the event - just do it at your own pace.
THE BRIDGES ARE:
1. Sydney Harbour Bridge - 1932
2. Figtree Bridge - 1963
3. Tarban Creek Bridge - 1965
4. Gladesville Bridge - 1964
5. Iron Cove Bridge - 1882, 1947
6. Anzac Bridge - 1995
7. Pyrmont Bridge - 1902.
EACH BRIDGE HAS ITS OWN HISTORY, the most famous being the Sydney Harbour Bridge, completed in 1932.
SPLIT THE WALK INTO 2 HALF DAYS For the first half day walk, a suggested start is at Waverton Station - Drummoyne Wharf. Then next time Drummoyne Wharf to Waverton Station. So much to see on the way.
ITINERARY for 7 Bridges Walk - 27 km
- HOW TO GET THERE: Because this is a loop walk, you can start from anywhere on the loop. Public transport to most of it is easily available.
- WHERE TO START: Waverton Station, or a place suitable for you.
- WHEN TO GO: We recommend March to September, as it can be uncomfortably hot during the summer months.
- FACILITIES: Toilet stops are found in many suburbs and there are water fountains around. There are plenty of coffee stops en-route.
- FOOD & WATER: Take at least one litre per person and some snacks in case you get hungry.
- WALKING GEAR: Weather: can change at anytime, so pack appropriate wet weather gear, sun hat and glasses.
- THE WALK: 27 kms of varied walk through Sydney's riverside and harbourside suburbs.
- Day 1. Waverton Station to Drummoyne Wharf (13km). - Fig Tree Bridge, tarban Bridge and Gladesville Bridge on this leg. As a pedestrian, you will be amazed at the height of the Gladesville Bridge. We catch the ferry back to Circular Quay.
- Day 2. Drummoyne Wharf to Waverton Station (14km). - Iron Cove Bridge (near there you will find some Aboriginal engravings). Then the great Anzac Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge and finally Sydney Harbour Bridge, and we make our way back to Waverton Station for a well-earned rest.
A great way to see a lot of Sydney’s harbourside suburbs you’ve never seen before, and the opportunity to walk over bridges that you’ve probably driven over many times.