Nature and Parks

Fall in love with the natural wonders of Sydney, from the beautiful coastline and sparkling blue Sydney Harbour to majestic whales on their annual migration and spectacular wilderness in some of the world’s oldest national parks. Gorgeous gardens and parks in the city are perfect for picnics, too.

You’ll be delighted with the variety of wonderful walks, including one of the best city walks in the world to iconic attractions such as the Sydney Harbour BridgeSydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden. Another popular walk throughout the year is the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.

Jacarandas in Spring bloom, Sydney

On the edges of Sydney and right in the heart are marvellous national parks, where you’ll find abundant wildlife, bushwalking trails, campsites, waterways for kayaking and fishing, and precious Aboriginal rock art. The Royal National Park is Australia’s oldest national park, established in 1879.

You can even go camping on one of Sydney Harbour’s islandsCockatoo Island is a World Heritage-listed convict site in Sydney Harbour National Park and offers camping. Tour operators, such as Life’s an AdventureSydney Coast Walks and EcoTreasures offer Sydney camping experiences, too.

Sydney Harbour in Summer

One of the great natural wonders is the annual migration of thousands of whales along the NSW coast from May to November. Whale watching is popular from coastal walks in Sydney or you can get up close on special boat tours, departing from Circular QuayDarling Harbour and Manly.

Enoy these wonderful experiences in Sydney

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