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.


Best walks in Sydney


10 Best Walks in Sydney

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:

1. Bondi to Coogee walk

Often considered as the most famous walking trail in Sydney, the 6km track from Bondi to Coogee treats you to some of Australia’s best beaches and stunning ocean views. Read more…

2. Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay

The 3km bush trail between Bradleys Head and Chowder Bay in the lower north shore shows you how beautiful the Sydney Harbour really is. Read more…

3. 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…

4. Watsons Bay Walk

The Watsons Bay Walk is a scenic trail around South Head with beautiful views of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline, North Head and the historic Hornby Lighthouse. Read more…

5. Narrabeen Lagoon Trail

The Narrabeen Lagoon trail is a stunning 8km circuit track around Narrabeen Lakes, popular with hikers, joggers and cyclists. Read more…

6. 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…

7. 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…

8. Lake Parramatta Reserve

Hiking in the Lake Parramatta Reserve is a great day out, as you walk through 75ha of bushland around an idyllic lake with a decommissioned dam. Read more…

9. 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…

10. 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…

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

Glebe Foreshore walk

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

Federation Cliff walk

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:

Narrabeen Lagoon trail

Lake Parramatta Reserve

Sydney Urban Walks

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

Barangaroo Reserve

The Goods Line

Island Walks

There are lots of islands in Sydney and New South Wales that can be explored, some more well-known than others. Discover some of these islands with us:

Dangar Island

Cockatoo Island

Popular Sights

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

Bobbin Head

Govetts Leap lookout

Awesome 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 beautiful beaches in and around Sydney:

Whale Beach

Wattamolla Beach

Fresh from the Blog

Recent blog posts about exciting and adventurous things to do in and around Sydney:

Secluded beaches in Sydney

Best picnic spots in Sydney


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 shoot us an email if you have any questions or suggestions, or if you would simply like to share your Sydney adventures with us.