Nature walks in Sydney
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 before checking out the Manly to Spit Walk or Nielsen Park foreshore walks.
Walks in Sydney
From urban coastal walks to treks in the National Parks, Sydney is a city made for walks and hikes in the great outdoors. The harbour foreshore is home to at least 16 walks. Head to Cremorne Point for harbour views and cliffside gardens, or take the Taronga Zoo to Manly bushwalking track for an intense three-hour excursion that includes historic hot spots en route. For a leisurely stroll, seek out the leafy tranquillity of Centennial Parklands.
Crank things up with the three-day southern coastal walk starting from Cronulla, and combine this with the four-day northern beaches walk from Barrenjoey to North Head to complete Sydney's great coastal walks.
For a dose of history, explore Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park by foot. Set amid 52 hectares of riverside hills and woodlands, the site features more than 100 heritage buildings.
South of Sydney the Royal National Park's spectacular Coast Track combines amazing scenery and a unique historical heritage. Take the walk in sections or complete it as a two-day trip with an overnight stay at a secluded beach. For a more luxurious experience, Sydney Coast Walks hosts overnight trips with sumptuous catering and camping under the stars.
9.5km (one way) - 4 hour - Medium difficulty
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