The denser bush along most of this track makes it feels like you’ve travelled much further away from the city than you really have. The weaving trail is either boardwalk or dusty, leafy path, and you’re likely to spot curious water dragons along the way. The area was a meeting point for the Borogegal clan of the Eora nation before colonisation. Today it’s named for the Lieutenant Bradley of First Fleet ship HMS Sirius.
Start the track near Taronga Zoo and from Athol Bay to the HMAS Memorial Mast you’ll have sweeping views over to Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the PM’s residence. From Taylors Bay round to Chowder Head you’ll be able to spot Shark Beach and a sliver of Watsons Bay. Once you reach Clifton Gardens Reserve you can sit and watch the boats go by from the little kiosk by the beach.
Should you pack snacks? The hole-in-the-wall kiosk at Clifton Gardens is not always open so bring lunch. Take a water bottle too as bubblers are scarce.