Newport faces due east so is open to swell coming from any direction. A jumble of rocks 250 metres south of the north headland known as The Peak shapes two separate breaks that attract a highly skille...www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/recreation/beaches/beach_locations/newport_beach
The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Ho...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/north-head/lookout
Bents Basin, a deep waterhole that forms part of a gorge on the Nepean River between Camden and Penrith, is a perfect place for swimming, canoeing and fishing. If you'd like to keep your feet on dry l...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bents-basin-state-conservation-area
Jenkins Hill picnic area is located close to the Lane Cove River and weir. There's a children's playground that the kids are bound to enjoy and you'll find picnic tables dotted around the area. It's a...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lane-cove-national-park/jenkins-hill-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Marramarra National Park is one of the Hawkesbury's best-kept secrets and has to be among the most exciting national parks in the country. Hidden away in the northern outskirts of Sydney at the juncti...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/marramarra-national-park
For a great day of water-based fun for all the family, pack the car and make your way to Bonnie Vale picnic area. With loads of options for all, everyone will feel like they're on holiday for a day. T...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/royal-national-park/bonnie-vale-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
2km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Hard difficulty
Mount Coryah walking track begins at Coryah Gap carpark and climbs steeply up the stepped ridge. The terraces were formed by a series of lava flows,...
13km (return) - 5 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
Discover the Hawkesbury Sandstone ridge tops and explore the tidal creek lines of Marramarra on this beautiful day walk. Enjoy easy walki...
6.8km (one way) - 2 hour - Hard difficulty
The Natural Bridge track is a delightful half day walk linking the eastern and western foreshores of Bantry Bay. Keep an eye on the way for the impr...
The Great North Walk connects New South Wales' two largest cities from the obelisk in Australia's first planned town square to the wharf from which its oldest home-built steamship still sails in over ...www.lpma.nsw.gov.au/about_recreation/walking_tracks/great_north_walk
Located in the west of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head is a large area offering lots of attractions and facilities. As well as being a great place to bushwalk, paddle or go fishing, Bobbi...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/bobbin-head/picnic-bbq
3.7km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Medium difficulty
Popular for mountain biking and horse riding, Heath trail is a challenging fire trail running down into the valley of Garigal National Park. It'...
Reef Beach offers the chance to kick back in your own hometown, even if it's only for an afternoon. This pretty spot, tucked away at Dobroyd Head, has incredible views across Sydney's North Harbour to...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/reef-beach/swim-surf
21km (one way) - 0 hour
On a road trip which encompasses 1,200km of sealed road, you'll be utterly consumed by the parks and towns along the Greater Blue Mountains Drive. This epic journey ov...