Walking Tracks

There are a number of low-impact or accessible walking tracks in the Sutherland Shire.  We have recently extended or upgraded some of our accessible walking tracks, including:

Como Heritage and Environment Trail

Celebrating Como’s local history and the surrounding natural environment, the Como Heritage and Environment Trail is a 4.2 km self-guided walking track complete with an online tour and informative signage.

The trail starts at the Pleasure Grounds at Sign 1 and travels through the streets of Como and Paruna Reserve, which has stunning views of the Woronora River.  There are 8 interpretative signs along the trail and over 40 directional markers, and the beauty of the trail is that you can do it all in one go or walk smaller sections over several trips. Toilets are limited so plan your trip.

Cronulla Coastal Walkway

Sutherland Shire’s most popular and iconic scenic walk, the Cronulla Esplanade, has now been extended to create the 4.5 km Cronulla Coastal Walkway, with its northernmost point now extending to Don Lucas Reserve and the entrances to the Greenhills dune tracks. The Cronulla Coastal Walkway links several regional parks including Don Lucas Reserve, Dunningham Park, Cronulla Park, Shelly Park and Oak Park.

Menai Bush Walk

This delightful walk, highlighting the Sutherland Shire's endangered ecological communities, begins at Mina Road where it adjoins Allison Crescent in Menai.  The walk takes you through Parc Menai and Forestgrove Reserve, containing remnant Sydney Turpentine Ironbank Forest, and Menai Conservation Park and Hall Drive Reserve, which contains Shale/Sandstone Transition Forest.  Footpaths run through all reserves with the exception of Hall Drive Reserve, and are mostly flat.  This walk takes about one to one and a half to complete.  A map of the Menai walk can be downloaded here.

Silver Beach, Kurnell

Stunning views of Botany Bay abound at Kurnell along the Silver Beach Shared Pathway. The walk begins at Bonna Point Reserve, with its state of the art regional playground, and follows the pathway to the existing walking track in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, the location of Captain Cook’s famous landing point on the Kurnell Peninsula. The final stage of the Silver Beach Pathway was opened in mid-2020 and has breathed new life into this beautiful beachside part of Kurnell.

Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway

This final link of the Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway is ideal for walkers, runners or cyclists wanting to enjoy the natural beauty and heritage of Botany Bay. Opening in April, this former oyster industry site embodies a unique history and is a stunning example of Sutherland Shire’s biodiversity, containing a WWII era Nissen Hut and a vital shorebird sanctuary on the heritage listed wharf.

A number of our parks and reserves have accessible walking tracks, including:

Cooper Street Reserve

Parc Menai

Sutherland Shire Centenary Park

Ferntree Reserve, Engadine

Download a guide to accessible walking paths in the Sutherland Shire.

Head to our Visit Sutherland Shire site for a list of other popular walking trails in the Sutherland Shire.

Further information about walking can be found on these websites:


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