Natural Bridge Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

45 mins

1.4 km Return

71 m

Moderate track
Starting at Cook Street in Forestville, this walk follows service trails and bush tracks through Garigal National Park, to the Natural Bridge. The walk uses the arch as a natural bridge to cross the creek. The rock formation is the main highlight of this walk, though the wild flower displays in the warmer months can be quite spectacular as well.

Maps for the Natural Bridge Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Natural Bridge Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Natural Bridge Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 1.4 km
Time 45 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 540m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 180m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 470m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 250m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 440m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 290m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 720m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 720m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 470m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 250m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Natural Bridge Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Natural Bridge Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Natural Bridge Walk walk starts and ends at the Bend in Cook St (gps: -33.767246, 151.21897)
Your transport options to Bend in Cook St are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂