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Walks

  • Walking Coogee to Bondi walk.
  • Family at Barrenjoey Head, Ku ring gai Chase National Park

Highlights

Sydney is a great city for walkers. Put your best foot forward on any number of walking tracks and trails, many of which come with a top view. Sydney Harbour National Park has some of the best and easiest to access for visitors. Pack your camera, a water bottle and hat!

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Walks in Sydney

From urban coastal walks to treks in national parks, Sydney is a city made for walks and hikes in the great outdoors.

The 2.2 km Glebe Foreshore Walk and cycle path links the inner-west suburbs of Glebe and Annandale and, with views of Anzac Bridge, offers glimpses into Sydney’s port and industrial heritage.

The leafy 3.6 km Grand Drive Circuit in the perennially popular Centennial Park is relatively flat and open to walkers, horse-riders, rollerbladers and cyclists.

Traverse the harbour from Woolloomooloo to Circular Quay with the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge in view while exploring the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Follow the Hermitage Foreshore Track, a meandering 2 km harbour walk from Rose Bay to Nielsen Park.

The Bay Run at Iron Cove hugs the water’s edge on its 7 km loop through Haberfield, Drummoyne and Leichhardt - this “run” is just as often walked and cycled.

For a more luxurious walking experience, book a guided tour with Sydney Coast Walks and enjoy an overnight trip with sumptuous catering and camping under the stars.

  • Coastal walk from Coogee to Bondi, Bondi in distance

    Bondi to Coogee

    Clifftops, park and beach views – usually with surfers, sometimes with whales – can be found along this spectacular coastal walk that begins at the iconic Bondi Beach, passing Bronte Beach and Clovelly Beach on your way south towards Coogee where you relax and unwind at beachside cafés.

  • Manly to Spit Bridge walk

    Manly to Spit Bridge

    Take in a wealth of coastal views, bushland and stunning harbour lookouts along a 10 km stretch beginning at Manly Wharf through a mix of lush bushland and stunning waterways. Travel through the Sydney Harbour National Park and past historic sites before heading on to the Spit Bridge.

  • Friends exploring Royal National Park with a Royal Coast Walks tour

    The Coast Track

    Experience the beauty of the eastern edge of the Royal National Park as you make your way from Bundeena to Otford during a recommended two-day walk. Wander past cliffs, beaches and escarpments, spot native sea birds and savour breathtaking views found along the 26 km trail.

  • Mount Steel in Moore Park, overlooking Sydney city

    Dog-friendly walks

    Treat your four-legged friend to a walk along one of Sydney’s dog-friendly routes. Explore on- and off-leash walks along Lake Parramatta Reserve, the Bondi to Coogee walk or Centennial Parklands, and give your dog new environments to see and wander through.

  • A couple enjoying holidays in Sydney, on Sydney Harbour.

    Sydney Harbour Bridge to South Head

    Explore the southern side of Sydney Harbour as you make your way past a number of the city’s waterside suburbs, beaches and parks. Savour picturesque harbour views offered along the length of the walk, which stretches from Circular Quay to South Head in Watsons Bay.

  • The Moss Wall at Boarding House Dam, Watagan Mountains, Lake Macquarie

    NSW walks

    Head out of the city and make the most of regional NSW’s spectacular landscapes and natural beauty with a walk along stunning coastline or through the state’s many parks and reserves. Explore different regions, spot native flora and fauna, and set up camp on multi-day trails.

Nature & Parks

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