Berry Island

Walk  a beautiful sandstone gully, past mangroves and climb a hillside of typical Sydney sandstone flora to Berry Island in Sydney Harbour, where middens, grinding grooves and engravings can be seen.Grinding Grooves Berry Island

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 Berry Island View

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