There are worse places to be stuck in a lockdown than the Northern Beaches, which is bounded by the ocean to the east, and bushland and Cowan Creek to the west. As well as having 145 bushland and wetland reserves (covering 1700ha), the Northern Beaches Council LGA includes Garigal National Park, and a large part of Ku-ring-Chase National Park. The walks listed below are a mix of the best bushwalks in the area, and some lesser-known walks to help you avoid the crowds.

  • All bushwalks below are within (or very close) to the Northern Beaches LGA, but please confirm they comply to the current NSW Health orders based on where you live.
  • For more bushwalking suggestions have a look at the 80+ bushwalks in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Garigal National Park guides

A varied walk that takes you to the spectacular Birnie Lookout (Flagstaff Hill) overlooking Pittwater, before descending to Lovett Bay and returning via the Towlers Bay Trail.

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