New-look Dobroyd Head walking track

Improvements to the popular walking track at Dobroyd Head mean a much more enjoyable experience of one of Sydney's gems with new boardwalk and bridges ensuring visitor can enjoy this spectacular part of Sydney Harbour National Park.

Dobroyd Head boardwalk, Sydney Harbour National Park

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Director Deon van Rensburg said visitors using the Spit to Manly Scenic Walkway will notice a significant improvement to safety and comfort for people of all ages.

'Improvements include 300 meters of new boardwalk on the Dobroyd Head Track as well as new pedestrian bridges on Beaty Street and Castle Rock Walking tracks,' Mr van Rensburg said.

'The rugged nature of the walk which lends to its spectacular views, provided challenges for staff undertaking the upgrades with much of the material needing to be delivered on site using a helicopter.

'The work is part of Improving Access to National Parks Program which is aimed at ensuring visitors can continue to enjoy the great outdoors in comfort and safety,' Mr van Rensburg said.

The 4 kilometres of shoreline at Dobroyd Head includes Washaway Beach, Grotto Point, Crater Valley and Reef Beach, linked by tracks that make up the popular Sydney Harbour Scenic Walk.

Visitors to all national parks are advised to plan their trip and check NPWS Alerts for up-to-date information on closures and conditions.

This project is part of the NSW Government's biggest ever investment in national park visitor infrastructure to meet increased demand for our national parks which are a key driver of the visitor economy, generating $18 billion in economic activity each year and supporting over 74,000 jobs.

For more information go to Manly scenic walkway