26 Walks Everyone In Sydney Needs To Add To Their Bucket List
Perfect for days when fresh air sounds more appealing than Netflix.
This 4km coastal walk should secure the top spot on everyone’s Sydney bucket list.
Perfect for explorers, this 4.3km track is a 20 minute walk from Hornsby train station. Go admire the Sydney Blue Gums and take a moment to stop and listen to the creeks running throughout.
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Spend 10km taking in some of Sydney’s best beaches and bays. This is one of the city’s most popular walks, but the views make the crowds worth dealing with.
This walk will take you between one and two hours, depending on how fast you want to stroll, and how many times you stop for photos along the way.
This three and a half hour walk is a small section of the Great North Walk, which runs between Sydney and Newcastle. This is a track for experienced walkers so do your research before you head off.
This flat, easy walk isn’t long, but it sure is pretty. Plaques along the track, explaining the accompanying sculptures, have all been designed with Braille notation, making this an good walk for people with disabilities.
This 8km walk should take you about four and a half hours, so block out half a day and soak up the sunshine. Start early and celebrate your successful stroll with a fish and chips lunch on the grass at Watson’s Bay.
Allow around 90 minutes for this walk, stopping to check out Macquarie Lighthouse, The Gap, Lady Bay and Camp Cove before finishing at Watson’s Bay.
While the circumference of Centennial Park is 3.6km, there are plenty of tracks within the park, and off-leash areas for your pooch.
Starting at Wooloomooloo wharf, walk past Mrs Macquarie’s chair, and along the water with views of the Opera House most of the way.
This 5.5km walk will take you past Sydney’s largest marina, pretty McKell Park, Double Bay – where you can stop for a coffee if you’re desperate – and on to Lyne Park, where you can finish off with a picnic lunch or lay down on the grass.
Starting at Taronga Zoo, this 5km track takes you through the Sydney Harbour National Park, providing some pretty decent bridge views along the way.
Start your day at Balmoral Beach and head south along the rocks for a one kilometre walk when you feel like a change of scenery.
This 26km walk through the Royal National Park will take you two days, so consider it a camping adventure. The months between May and August are the best time for whale watching, so pack some warm clothes and hit the track.
For a shorter adventure in the Royal National Park, take this 3.25km trail around Wattamolla, stopping for a photo at the famous Wedding Cake rock.
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It will take you less than two hours to loop this Manly sanctuary, so enjoy the lookouts and take your time enjoying the pretty Australian flora and fauna.
This annual Cancer Council charity walk takes you 27km, over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge, Anzac Bridge, Iron Cove Bridge, Gladesville Bridge, Turban Creek Bridge and Fig Tree Bridge. The 2015 event is being held on October 25.
Turn your walk into a history lesson, and spend an hour exploring the island.
Head to this North Sydney reserve and pick one of the many bushwalking tracks. Dogs on leashes are allowed, so take your pet and get amongst the nature.
Enjoy 5.5km of amazing coast on this two hour walk. If you’re still feeling fit at the finish line, keep on keepin’ on for another 5km to Little Bay.
Water views without a trip to the coast, the tracks around the river as equally good for cycling as they are walking.
Take an hour and enjoy this walk’s views of Shark Island and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Better yet, pack a picnic and stop off at Nielsen Park for a tasty snack and sit.
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Located 50 minutes drive south of the Sydney CBD, this track follows the Hacking River. To see more of the trail, take a bike and cycle over 15 different creeks.
This eight hour walk covers 30km of Sydney’s shoreline. Start at Circular Quay and spend the day enjoying this amazing track, which takes you through some of Sydney’s prettiest suburbs and across some of its best beaches.
Finish this walk at Pyrmont exploring the Sydney Fish Markets, or simply make the most of all the open space with your dog, family or favourite picnic blanket.
With 30 minute, one hour and two hour walking tracks, this location is perfect for a wander or a proper bush walk.