Welcome to Best Sydney Walks

Best Sydney Walks is your online guide to the best walking tracks 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 ones should you pick? To help you get started, this is our favorite top 10 walks in and around Sydney:

  • Bondi to Coogee Walk:
    Perhaps the most famous walking track in Sydney, the 6km trail from Bondi to Coogee treats you to some of Australia’s best beaches and stunning ocean views. Read more...
  • Grand Canyon Walk:
    Often regarded as the most impressive walking trail in the Blue Mountains, the Grand Canyon Walk guides you through lush rainforest. Read more...
  • Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk:
    The Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk is a short but steep hiking trail in the most northern part of the Palm Beach peninsula. Read more…
  • Watsons Bay Walk:
    This scenic trail around South Head offers beautiful views of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline, North Head and the historic Hornby Lighthouse. Read more…
  • Narrabeen Lagoon Trail:
    The Narrabeen Lagoon trail is a stunning 8km circuit track around Narrabeen Lakes, popular with hikers, joggers and cyclists. Read more…
  • Cremorne Point Walk:
    The quiet and relatively short walking trail along the Cremorne Point foreshore takes you past charming gardens and impressive old mansions. Read more…
  • Rose Bay to Watsons Bay:
    Discover some of the best secluded beaches and parks in Sydney as you hike from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay. Read more…
  • Federation Cliff Walk:
    The Federation Cliff Walk is a 5 km walking trail from Watsons Bay to Dover Heights, boasting stunning sandstone cliffs and panoramic ocean views. Read more…
  • Spit Bridge to Manly Walk:
    The famous 10km Spit to Manly walking trail is a must-do for tourists and Sydney-siders alike, boasting quiet inner harbour beaches and beautiful bays. 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. 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 awesome 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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