Clifftop Public Walking Track adjacent to HMAS Watson
John Faulkner, Elle Pacholski and Ian Napier
A new cliff-top walking track showcasing the extraordinary beauty of Sydney - its coast and Harbour.
The 80km Bondi to Manly Walk connects the existing coastal and harbour-side public walking tracks between Australia’s two most famous surf beaches.
The Walk is the product of unprecedented collaboration between Aboriginal Traditional Owners, fourteen landholders from three levels of Government and our very small not-for-profit charity.
This proposal fixes the missing link in the Bondi to Manly Walk by continuing the trail from The Gap through to the South Head Heritage Trail, along the clifftop eastern boundary of HMAS Watson.
This land is currently owned by the Royal Australian Navy and the proposed walking track would be designed to have no impact on HMAS Watson – ensuring Base security and privacy.
A clifftop path between Gap Bluff and South Head would rank as one of the most scenic and dramatic walking tracks in the world.
It would help protect, preserve and enhance the natural environment and public land traversed by the Walk. It would enhance understanding of the area’s extraordinary environmental, cultural, indigenous and heritage values. And walking promotes health!
This idea would provide an unparalleled walking experience for Sydneysiders and visitors to Sydney alike. Substantial economic benefits would follow.
Establishing a walking track along South Head’s clifftops would be of immense significance to Sydney.
It would open up an extraordinarily beautiful part of Sydney, transforming an area which has been closed for generations.
This proposal would be hugely beneficial in assisting to make the Bondi to Manly Walk the world’s greatest urban walk.
It would be a towering legacy.