Sydney is a great city for exhilarating walks. Put your best foot forward on any number of walking tracks and trails, and enjoy the spectacular views of world-famous attractions, from the Sydney Opera House to Bondi Beach. Sydney Harbour National Park has some of the best and easiest walking tracks and trails to access. Pack your camera, water bottle and hat!

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney
  • Bondi to Bronte Walk, Sydney

Walks in Sydney

Sydney is the perfect city for walking, with its spectacular coastline and iconic beaches such as Bondi and Manly, sparkling Sydney Harbour and enchanting national parks. Choose from a range of walks and hikes, from harbourside and coastal walks to hikes that include camping in national parks.

The beautiful Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk winds past beaches, parks and spectacular coastal views. This popular 6km trail of coastal path at the edge of Sydney's eastern suburbs can be done at a leisurely pace, with easy variations on the length you wish to walk.

Other popular coastal walks in Sydney include the Federation Cliff Walk from Dover Heights to Watsons Bay, which features views of Australia’s oldest lighthouse. The Manly to Spit Bridge Walk, a 10km path along Manly’s aptly-named Scenic Walkway, is another stunning walk.

Tamarama Beach, Bondi

In inner Sydney, the 2.2km Glebe Foreshore Walk is a delightful walk that connects parklands, the suburbs of Glebe and Annandale, and the Sydney Fish Market, one of the world's biggest seafood markets. The walk offers views of Sydney Harbour, ANZAC Bridge and the city skyline, and glimpses of Sydney’s port and industrial heritage.

You'll also find lovely walks in Centennial Park, a popular green space for walking, horseriding, rollerblading and cycling that borders Paddington, Woollahra, Bondi Junction and Randwick in Sydney's east. The paths will take you past ponds, gardens, trees and fields.

For splendid views of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, walk from Woolloomooloo to Circular Quay, via Mrs Macquaries Point and the Royal Botanic Garden. Or you can walk in the other direction, from Circular Quay to Woolloomooloo, where you can enjoy lunch in a pub or dine on one of the longest timber wharves in the world.

Another marvellous harbourside walk is the Hermitage Foreshore Track, a meandering 2 km walk from Rose Bay to Nielsen Park in Sydney's east. The views of the harbour are stunning.

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 coastal walks close to Sydney visit any number of trails in the Royal National Park’s 30km of stunning coastline. The Wattamolla picnic area is a  popular place to to base yourself while you’re exploring the park. It is situated near a beautiful beach, lagoon and picnic area. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and go for a walk along one of the beach tracks.

You can also admire breathtaking views from the many hiking trails around Garie Beach, such as the exhilarating 26km Coast Track. 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.

Discover more beautiful walks around Sydney

  • Coastal walk, Bondi

    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, Sydney

    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. Bushwalk through the Sydney Harbour National Park and past historic sites before heading on to the Spit.

  • Royal Coast Walks

    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, Sydney

    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.

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge, 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.

  • Moss Wall, 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.