Welcome to Best Sydney Walks

Best Sydney Walks is a growing online guide to the best walks, hikes, tracks, trails and other exciting outdoor activities in and around Sydney Australia, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Hiking in Sydney is the best way to fully enjoy and appreciate everything this beautiful city has to offer. Sydney is very diverse – you can walk the beaches, the mountains and the bush, and of course the magnificent harbour. And with Sydney’s almost perfect climate, there are lots of other exciting and adventurous activities you can do outdoors.

At Best Sydney Walks we aim to feature walks for everyone. All our walks include a description of the highlights and the grading, so you can pick a walk suitable for your company and your mood, whether it be a casual jog or a day out with the kids.

All walks covered on our website offer amazing scenery so make sure you bring your camera with you when you go out and about to try one of these amazing walking trails. The walks are categorised into bay walks, bush walks, coastal walks, island walks and urban walks. We have also recently started documenting our favourite beaches and popular sights in Sydney and New South Wales.

We would love to hear from you too. Head to our contact page and tell us about your Sydney adventures.

Best Sydney Walks: Tamarama Beach

Tamarama Beach


Popular Bay Walks

What makes Sydney so beautiful is the Harbour and its countless bays. These bays are often home to the most scenic walking trails you can find in New South Wales. You don’t need to travel far to enjoy beautiful natural scenery.

Here are some of the most popular bay walks in Sydney:

Rose Bay to Watsons Bay Walk
The Rose Bay to Watsons Bay walk is one of the most scenic, yet lesser known bay walks in Sydney.
Watsons Bay Walk
The Watsons Bay Walk is a scenic hike around South Head with views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney CBD, Pacific Ocean and North Head.
Balls Head Reserve
Balls Head Reserve in the Sydney lower north shore is a true bushland oasis overlooking the beautiful Harbour City.

Popular Coastal Walks

New South Wales has a truly amazing coastline, with beautiful beaches, sandstone cliffs, rock pools and parks. The Sydney coastline, from Palm Beach in the north, all the way to Cronulla and the Royal National Park in the south, offers some of the most beautiful walking tracks.

Here are a few of these amazing coastal walks in Sydney and New South Wales:

Spit Bridge to Manly Walk
The Spit Bridge to Manly walk is a 10 km walking trail, enjoying native bushland, inner harbour beaches and panoramic ocean views.
Federation Cliff Walk
The Federation Cliff Walk is a 5 km track between Dover Heights and Watsons Bay, boasting stunning cliffs and views of the Tasman Sea.
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Bondi to Coogee walk is perhaps the most famous hiking trail in Sydney, with the best beaches and stunning ocean views.

Popular Bush Walks

Sydney is not only very well known because of its beautiful coastline, it is in fact also home to some of the best bushwalks hikers could wish for. What’s great is that you don’t actually have to go far away from the city to enjoy native bushland.

Here are some of these awesome bush walks in and around Sydney:

The Forest Path
The Forest Path is a beautiful 4.5km bushwalk in the Royal National Park that loops around Forest Island following the Hacking River.
Narrabeen Lagoon Trail
The Narrabeen Lagoon trail is a stunning 8.4km circuit track around Narrabeen Lakes.
Lake Parramatta Reserve
Hiking in the Lake Parramatta Reserve offers a great day out, as you walk through 75ha of bushland around an idyllic lake.

Sydney Urban Walks

Sydney also has great walking trails with a more urban character. Here are a few examples of urban walks in Sydney:

The Goods Line
The Goods Line is an urban walkway that connects Central Station with Darling Harbour, following the route of an historic rail line.
Barangaroo Reserve
Barangaroo Reserve is a brand new Sydney Harbour foreshore park, part of an exciting new transformation project.
Cockatoo Island
Cockatoo Island is an historic UNESCO World-Heritage Listed island, right in the middle of beautiful Sydney Harbour.

Popular Sights

Here are some of the best sights to visit in and around Sydney:

West Head Lookout
The West Head Lookout in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park offers breathtaking views across Pittwater and Barrenjoey Headland.
Somersby Falls
Follow the short bush trail along Floods Creek all the way to the bottom of Somersby Falls in the Brisbane Water National Park.
Govetts Leap Lookout
The Govetts Leap Lookout in the Blue Mountains boasts spectacular views across the Grose Valley with several walking trails nearby.

Great Sydney Beaches

Sydney and New South Wales are blessed with hundreds of beautiful beaches. White sandy beaches, surf beaches, secluded beaches that not many people know about and world-famous beaches such as Bondi and Manly.

Here are some of these great beaches in and around Sydney:

Wattamolla Beach
Wattamolla Beach, and its lagoon and waterfall, is a beautiful spot in the Royal National Park to spend a relaxing day out and about.
Resolute Beach
Resolute Beach is one of those secluded beaches in Sydney that you should visit at least once in your life.
Whale Beach
Whale Beach is a picturesque, 600 metres long strip of sand in the Northern Beaches region, close to Palm Beach.

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Best Sydney Walks: Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay