Welcome to Best Sydney Walks

Best Sydney Walks is your leading online guide to the best walking tracks, sights 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 great city has to offer. New South Wales is very diverse – you can walk the beaches, the mountains and the bush, and of course the magnificent Sydney Harbour.

And with Sydney’s almost perfect climate, there are lots of other exciting and adventurous activities you can do outdoors. Are you ready?


With so many walking tracks to choose from in Sydney, which one should you pick? To help you get started, here is our ​top 10 walks in and around Sydney.

  • Bondi to Coogee Walk:
    ​The 6km trail from Bondi Beach to to Coogee Beach treats visitors ​to some of Australia’s best beaches and most ​impressive ocean views. The Bondi to Coogee walk is ​Sydney's most famous coastal ​trail​ and is a must for local Sydney-siders as well as for tourists.​ Read more...
  • Grand Canyon Walk:
    ​Often regarded as the most impressive and most enjoyable walking ​track in the Blue Mountains, the Grand Canyon Walk will leave you in awe as you hike through lush rainforest with several creek crossings, waterfalls, huge sandstone walls and rock overhangs. Read more...
  • Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk:
    ​The Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk is a popular hiking trail in Barrenjoey Headland, the northernmost part of Palm Beach. Two different walking paths go all the way up to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse on top of the hill from where you can enjoy stunning ocean views. Read more…
  • Watsons Bay Walk:
    ​The Watsons Bay Walk is a scenic hike around South Head, boasting beautiful views of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline, the Tasman Sea, North Head and the historic Hornby Lighthouse.  Watsons Bay is one of Sydney's most popular weekend tourist destinations with lots of things to see and do. Read more…
  • Narrabeen Lagoon Trail:
    ​The scenic Narrabeen Lagoon trail is a stunning 8.4km circuit track around Narrabeen Lakes in Sydney's north. Completed in February 2015, this trail is now a very popular weekend escape for hikers, joggers, cyclists and parents with prams, all enjoying the natural beauty and serenity of an idyllic lake surrounded by thriving bushland. Read more…
  • Cremorne Point Walk:
    ​The Cremorne Point circuit walk is an easy 3km foreshore walking trail in the lower north shore with beautiful views of Mosman Bay, Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. Discover Robertsons Point Lighthouse, Cremorne Reserve and MacCallum swimming pool as you wander past ​pretty gardens and impressive old mansions, ​a short ferry trip away from Circular Quay. Read more…
  • Rose Bay to Watsons Bay:
    ​The 8km walking track from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay is one of the most scenic coastal trails in Sydney Harbour National Park. The walk takes in secluded beaches, beautiful parks and picturesque bays, with amazing panoramic views of the city and the harbour to enjoy along the way. Read more…
  • Federation Cliff Walk:
    ​The Federation Cliff Walk is a 5km walking trail from Watsons Bay to Dover Heights, boasting high sandstone cliffs and panoramic views of the Tasman Sea. This coastal walk meanders through beautiful parklands and open spaces and includes an exciting timber walkway with viewing platforms. Read more…
  • Spit Bridge to Manly Walk:
    ​The 10km walking track from the Spit Bridge to Manly is an iconic coastal walk past quiet inner harbour beaches and picturesque bays. The walk forms part of the famous 20km Manly Scenic Walkway that runs from the Spit all the way to Manly North Head. Read more…
  • Katoomba Falls Walk:
    ​Often overlooked by tourists, Katoomba Falls is a beautiful segmented waterfall located between Echo Point and Scenic World in the Blue Mountains. A short but picturesque circuit walk starting at Scenic World guides you through lush rainforest all the way to the waterfall with panoramic views of Jamison Valley. Read more...
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Bay Walks

What makes Sydney unique is the Harbour and its countless bays. These bays are home to some of the most scenic walking trails you can find in New South Wales. View all bay walks.

Bush Walks

Sydney is not only known for its beautiful coastline, it is in fact also home to some great bushwalks. What’s great is that you don’t actually have to go far away from the city to enjoy native bushland. View all bush walks.

Coastal Walks

New South Wales has an amazing coastline with beautiful beaches, sandstone cliffs, rock pools and parks. The Sydney coastline, from Palm Beach in the north to Cronulla and the Royal National Park in the south, is home to some of the most beautiful walking tracks. View all coastal walks.

Island Walks

Sydney Harbour is home to some very exciting islands, some better known than others. Often these islands are a paradise for photographers and history lovers. View all island walks.

Mountain Walks

A selection of mountain walks in and around Sydney and New South Wales, including maps, pictures, highlights and characteristics. View all mountain walks.

Urban Walks

Sydney also has great walking trails in and around the city with a more urban character. View all urban walks.


From waterfalls and lookout points to huge valleys and gorges, Sydney has lots of beautiful sights to visit. View all sights in and around Sydney.


A selection of the best beaches in and around Sydney and New South Wales, including maps, pictures, facilities and things to do. Check out all beaches.

Outdoor Gear

Unbiased reviews and recommendations for essential outdoor gear such as hiking poles, water bottles, tents, watches and more. View all gear reviews.


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​At Best Sydney Walks we aim to feature walks and other outdoor activities 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.

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