Walk with Marley: Rushcutters Bay to Rose Bay

Walk with Marley: Rushcutters Bay to Rose Bay

Distance:        5.5km
Time:               3 hours
Difficulty:        Easy – Paved
Leash:             On-leash (Off-leash park along the way + dog beach in Rose Bay)
Transport:      On-street parking + Public transport and ferries nearby
Facilities:        Kiosk, Public Toilets, and Cafés

Ready for a breath-taking walk with your dog around Sydney?

Then the Rushcutters Bay to Rose Bay walk is going to be right up your street (pun very much intended).


You can start this beautiful walk from either end, so begin with whichever works for you. It’s an easy, breezy 5.5 KM, so a great way to start the day, or get some time away from your screen. There’s also a lot of easy-access parking on either side, so you’re already winning.

Rushcutters Bay Park

If you begin from the greenery of Rushcutters Bay, your dog can run wild and free unleashed between 3:30 pm and 10:30 am. Yes, you read that correctly! Expect to see a party of pooches living their best life on the grass, whilst you can watch the boats (and your dog of course), with a cup of coffee from the local park cafe.

Harbour Views from Yarranabbe Park

Next, it’s onwards around the bay from New Beach Road to Yarranabbe Park, which has great views of Garden Island and Sydney Harbour Bridge. And if 19th century properties are your kind of thing, you’ll love this area, with stunning properties such as Carthona, Lindesay and Swifts.

As you move further on the walk and reach Steyne Park, expect your dog to prick his ears up, because he’ll see his fellow furry friends running around leash-free. Let him have a quick gallop around, before moving along from Point Piper to Rose Bay.

Lady Martins Beach

Add on a mini adventure and wander down to the secluded (but, pet-friendly) Lady Martins Beach with your dog, as long as he’s on a leash. Here, you’ll see lovely turquoise waters, alongside beautiful views of the famous Harbour! This detour will take you an extra 40 mins, but it is definitely worth it.

Bellamy Beach

Then it’s time to circle back to Point Piper and head towards Rose Bay Park. But first, you’ll find another little stunner of a beach – Bellamy Beach! This is the perfect place for a picnic, hidden away from the world and pooches are welcome too.

As you walk along the promenade of New South Road you will eventually reach Lyne Park and Rose Bay ferry wharf. If it’s a nice day, head to the Rose Bay dog beach, where both you and your dog can jump into the water at Rose Bay Foreshore.

Rose Bay beach

We hope you worked up an appetite, as there’s a myriad of Rose Bay restaurants and cute cafes to choose from as you reach Rose Bay Park. No need to choose between your best friend and coffee, visit dog-friendly local cafes such as Sugar & Spoon and many more.

Or if you want to pop out a picnic, the views are so beautiful here, that people regularly get married in this spot. You never know, you might end up photo-bombing a bridal picture.

Whichever way you start this walk, you’re guaranteed to enjoy it!

Rushcutters walk

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