Narrabeen Lagoon Trail

Matt McClelland

2 hrs 30 mins 8.6 km easy circuit

Stunning water views, wildlife, beautiful forests, picnic areas, kids playgrounds, boat hire and cafes – I am not talking about a five-star resort but the fantastic bush walk around Narrabeen Lagoon.

The Narrabeen Lagoon Trail is a wonderful and accessible walk on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. The trail is used by walkers, runners, cyclists, kids on scooters and people in wheelchairs to explore the stunning bushland and lagoon views. There are bridges over rivers, quiet spots to enjoy the view, cafes to refuel as well as toilets and picnic areas.

Start at Deep Creek car park (along Wakehurst Parkway) so you can access cafes and facilities on your final section if you choose to go all the way round walking anticlockwise, or part way through if walking clockwise. Either way, you can take a quick lap for exercise or meander along taking your time enjoy all the facilities along the way.

About 30% of the trail is on hard, pretty smooth gravel surfaces, the rest is on concrete or planked boardwalk. There are no steps on the main route. With good public transport (buses along Pittwater Road) you can choose to do the whole or just part of the walk. You might even want to hire a canoe or paddle boat to explore further. Looks at photos and download full notes and maps from

Happy walking

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