This walk starts at Wollstonecraft Station. The first part is down a cool fern gully which winds between cliffs of Sydney sandstone. A short steep detour leads to a lookout with views over Sydney Harbour towards the CBD. The walk continues along the foreshore to the mudflats where the mangroves survive, then it is up a hill through open forest of Sydney Red Gums and Peppermints to Berry Island. This island is now joined to the mainland by a man made isthmus. Fortuitous circumstances have saved this piece of bushland in its natural state. A stroll around the island will provide the opportunity to see some of Sydney’s diverse sandstone flora. Evidence of Aboriginal occupation can be seen including middens, grinding grooves and a stone engraving. There are also bush tucker plants growing on the island. The return walk is through a forest of Sydney Red Gums and another ferny gully.
Length: 4 kilometres
Grade: Medium – some rough sections and a steep climb
Duration: 3 hours