Sydney audio tour: A harbour foreshore walk to Lavender Bay

A harbour foreshore walk to Lavender Bay

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

Walk along the foreshore from Milson's Point to Lavender Bay, soaking up spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge before exploring iconic Luna Park's local artwork and unique funfair atmosphere. Wander between an Australian bushland setting and beautiful Lavender Bay’s poignant reminders of a maritime boat-building past, until you find yourself in a secret, paradisiacal garden created on wasteland by noted cultural identity and local Lavender Bay resident, Wendy Whiteley.

Tour Producer


Robyn Ravlich

Writer and broadcaster with a long, stellar career as a presenter and producer of radio features and documentaries for ABC Radio National. Lives in a bushland setting on the southern fringe of Sydney after decades as a denizen of the inner city and early life growing up in the remote outback mining town of Broken Hill. Consummate traveller and keen walker. Passionate about Sydney's iconic landmarks, art and cultural history.

Major Landmarks

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • North Sydney Olympic Pool

  • Luna Park Face

  • Coney Island

  • Art Barton Park

  • Lavender Bay

  • Wendy Whiteley's Sectret Garden

Directions to Starting Point

Arrive at Milson's Point by ferry from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour or Balmain and locate the nearby palm tree, third from the Harbour Bridge, beside North Sydney Olympic Pool. Or catch a train to Milson's Point and walk down the hill to the bottom of Alfred Street, turning right to the third palm tree.

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Places to stop along the way

There are numerous locations that are part of the walk where you might linger. Wendy's Secret Garden at its end is a tranquil haven for a rest or picnic lunch.

Best time of day

Lovely during daylight to see the sculptures along the way.
On sunny days wear sunscreen and a hat and take something to drink. If you have time at the end of the walk, take something to eat as you linger in Wendy's Secret Garden.
Retrace your steps to return via ferry or ascend from the park to North Sydney railway station, a few minutes walk away.


Avoid walking back up the steep hill to Milson's Point railway station.


Robyn has done a great job. Lovely voice and great sense of place and space.

Posted by Hamish , over 3 years ago

Harbour is a very busy place

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 5 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
A harbour foreshore walk to Lavender Bay