Sydney’s Favourite Outdoor Exercise Spots

6 March 2016

The start of a new year is a fitting time to start getting in shape. Fortunately, Sydney’s beautiful natural landscape and temperate climate mean that getting regular exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. Here are some of our favourite training parks for anyone wanting to explore Sydney’s thriving outdoor fitness scene:

View from Observatory Hill

View from Observatory Hill

Observatory Hill Park, Millers Point is one of Sydney’s most picturesque training spots thanks to its sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge. The park features a tennis court and three simple but effective fitness stations that are often packed with locals eager to train with a view.

Bondi to Coogee coastal walk, Sydney

Bondi to Coogee coastal walk, Sydney

The iconic Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk will take you along 6kms of beautiful coastal paths at the edge of Sydney’s eastern suburbs. This trail gives you the opportunity to walk, jog or run past some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches and parks—with a few staircases thrown in to get your heart pumping.

RushcuttersBayPark

Rushcutters Bay Park, Image supplied by Woollahra Council

Rushcutters Bay Park, situated right on the water, is a relaxing waterfront park with a range of outdoor gym equipment looking directly onto the harbour. This is a fantastic spot to get some fresh coastal air and, what’s more, this dog-friendly park allows you to get outside and get active alongside your favourite companion.

Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney

Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney

The Barangaroo Reserve is one of Sydney’s newest foreshore parks, featuring rock pools and a beautiful waterfront promenade, plus sandstone steps, walking trails and cycling paths leading to stunning lookouts. This is also the ending point of The Road to Barangaroo, a self-guided walking tour from Circular Quay which allows you to get an easy 90 minutes of exercise while gaining fascinating insights into the history of Sydney’s waterfront development. Best of all? You can download the app for free.

Horse riding in Centennial Park, Sydney

Horse riding in Centennial Park, Sydney. Image credit: Centennial Parklands

The Centennial Parklands’ central location makes it the perfect place for busy Sydneysiders to squeeze some exercise into their schedules. Just a short drive from the city centre, the park sprawls over 189 hectares of immaculate grassland and is a great place to hire a bike, have a round of golf, or even try your hand at horse riding.