Woolwich to Hunters Hill
Walking through the streets of Woolwich and Hunter's Hill takes you back to an earlier era of suburban Sydney. Hunter's Hill was first settled in 1853, with many homes built in the grand style of the nineteenth century.
I travelled by ferry to Woolwich Wharf then walked up the hill and turned left into Woolwich Road. Not far is the Woolwich Pier Hotel, where you can have a great meal or relax with a drink overlooking the harbour. Continue along leafy Woolwich Road and you enter Hunter's Hill. Beautiful homes line each side of the road and at the lawn tennis club, members still wear whites.
Further along, Woolwich Road becomes Ferry Street which intersect s with Alexander Road. On the corner, good coffee is served at Le Village. Walk along Alexander Road past the Post Office (dating from 1891), on to Durham Street and turn left. At the end of the street, a track leads to a walkway over Tarban Creek Bridge. Cross the bridge and walk down to Huntley's Point Road and head off to the wharf, to catch the ferry back to the city. It's about a 5 kilometres walk.
Alternatively you can use the walkway on Gladesville Bridge to the ferry wharf at Drummoyne. Below the bridge, steps and a small tunnel on Huntley's Point Road lead to the walkway.