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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.