The Gap Bluff and Green Point loop

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2.5 km Circuit

84 m

Hard track
This circuit walk explores the great sea cliffs of The Bluff on the ocean side of South Head, before heading to the scenic and historic Camp Cove and Green Point on Sydney Harbour. During this walk, you will visit several historic military defense systems for the harbour, as well as enjoying some of the natural beauty of the region. For much of the year, especially in spring, you will see some lovely coastal wildflowers as well.
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Maps for the The Gap Bluff and Green Point loop walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the The Gap Bluff and Green Point loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the The Gap Bluff and Green Point loop

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.5 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


1.4km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 810m is flat with no steps. Whilst another 220m has short steep hills and the remaining 90m is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 1.9km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path, whilst the remaining 580m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 2.5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 2.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 2.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the The Gap Bluff and Green Point loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the The Gap Bluff and Green Point loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The The Gap Bluff and Green Point loop walk starts and ends at the Watsons Bay Wharf (gps: -33.843316, 151.28184)
Your transport options to Watsons Bay Wharf are by;
Ferry. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
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Ferry. (get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt ๐Ÿ™‚