Queens Beach
Cadigal & Birrabirragal Country

5 min to 10 min

130 m
return

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Moderate track
This short walk follows a set of sandstone steps from the narrow streets of Vaucluse to the small, isolated Queens Beach on Sydney Harbour. The beach has great views across the top of Rose Bay to the city and Sydney Harbour Bridge. A great place to wet the toes and enjoy a peaceful lunch by the water. Although the walk is short, the only flat section is on the beach. Let us begin by acknowledging the Cadigal & Birrabirragal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Queens Ave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Looking up to Queens Lane. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Above Queens Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Steps near Queens Ave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Steps between Queens Ave and Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Steps between Queens Ave and Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Steps above Queens Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Repaired section of steps. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Just above Queens Beack. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Final steps leading to the sand at Queens Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
City view from Queens Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Queens Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Great water and harbour views from Queens Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Rocky and sandy Queens Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Queens Beach is a great place to stop and enjoy the harbour. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.8608695,151.2695806)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom New South Head Road
  • Turn on to Vaucluse Road then drive for 440 m
  • Turn left onto Queens Avenue and drive for another 165 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the 'Hermitage Foreshore Walk - Queens Beach' sign on Queens Ave (just near Little Queens Lane), this walk heads down the sandstone steps towards the water. Partway down the steps (before the beach), this track comes to three-way intersection with the main Hermitage Foreshore walking track.
From the intersection, this walk heads down the steps towards the beach. The track then comes to a boardwalk, a 'Hermitage Foreshore Walk - Queens Beach' sign and a short set of steps leading down to the beach.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then head down the steps (about 55 m long)
Turn left, to head along Hermitage Foreshore Walk.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 65 m to get back to the start.
"Queens Beach".
Queens Beach
Queens Beach

Queens Beach is a small, 50m wide sandy beach that faces west, near Queens Ave Vaucluse. The beach has the Hermitage Foreshore walk running behind it. The beach is protected from the ocean surf and is not patrolled. There are great views across the harbour to the city and Harbour Bridge. A quiet spot, providing an excuse to enjoy the view and splash the feet.
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Queens Beach is a small, 50m wide sandy beach that faces west, near Queens Ave Vaucluse. The beach has the Hermitage Foreshore walk running behind it. The beach is protected from the ocean surf and is not patrolled. There are great views across the harbour to the city and Harbour Bridge. A quiet spot, providing an excuse to enjoy the view and splash the feet.

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Queens Beach


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 130 m
Time 5 min to 10 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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