|Start||At the intersection of Victoria Street & Cliff Street (-33.8394299,151.2800165)|
|Mode||Bus Car (There is free parking available.)|
|Directions||From New South Head Road|
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After another 25 m find the "Camp Cove" (25 m on your left).
Camp Cove is home to a lovely, yellow sand, north-east facing beach. The cove is on the protected side of South Head and is a popular spot for swimming and relaxing on the beach. At the northern end of the beach is a kiosk, toilet block and an entrance to Sydney Harbour National Park. The cove was an important location to the Cadigal (Gadigal) people who gathered fresh water, shellfish, launched their canoes and buried some of their people nearby. This cove is also believed to be the first landing place for Europeans in 1788. The name Camp Cove was given during that landing and appears on the earliest maps of Sydney Harbour.
At the intersection of South Head Lighthouse Walk & South Head Heritage Trail continue straight, to head along South Head Heritage Trail (a footpath).
Continue another 105 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 200 m to get back to the start.
This cannon was placed here prior to 1890, along with the rest of this gun emplacement and rifle walls. The emplacement was designed to protect a military jetty and boat shed from the threat of an invasion. The 'Cobblestone Road' beside the cannon was built during the late 1870s or early 1880s and extends from the jetty in Camp Cove up to Hornby Road above. The road was build to carry supplies and ordnance from Camp Cove to the various military installations on south head.
|Time||10 min to 15 min|
|Quality of track||Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)|
|Gradient||Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)|
|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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