Greenwich Peninsula

Walk to the site of the first Sydney Harbour Tunnel through bushland reserves  streets with many reminders of Sydney’s maritime past and enjoy stunning Harbour views.

The walk starts at Shell Park in Greenwich Road. Shell Park is a lovely piece of bushland on the shores of the Lane Cove River. Enjoy views through the trees to Hunters Hill, Woolwich and Cockatoo Island as we walk to Greenwich ferry wharf. Houses of particular historical interest can be seen in Lower Serpentine St and Richard St. At the end of Richard St there is a view of the Greenwich baths  – a delightful Harbour pool. The next point of interest is Mann’s Point which is now the home of the Greenwich Sailing Club but several industrial ventures were carried out here in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is also the site of the first tunnel built under Sydney Harbour. A short climb takes us to Mann’s Point ‘s Lookout with its panoramic Harbour views. The return walk to Shell Park passes some of Greenwich’s original houses.

Length: 3.2km

Grade: Easy ( just one short steep climb)

Duration: 2 hours

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