15 Great Bush Walks in Sydney

Bush walks in Sydney
Keen to head into the Sydney bush to go hiking?
We have listed 15 of the best bushwalks in Sydney, some short and easy, others much more challenging and adventurous!

Sydney is well known because of its beautiful coastline, but Australia’s biggest city is in fact also home to some of the best bushwalking tracks. What’s great is that you don’t actually have to go far away from the city to enjoy some native bushland.

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15 Great Coastal Walks in Sydney

Coastal walks in Sydney
Keen to Explore Sydney’s long and beautiful coastline?
We have listed 15 great Sydney coastal walks showcasing the best of Sydney’s beaches and Harbour!

Sydney is a beautiful city, home to some of the world’s most well-known landmarks. But what makes Sydney truly unique is its Harbour and its amazing coastline. Beaches, rock pools, parks, sandstone cliffs, Sydney’s coastline has it all.

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Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk in Palm Beach

Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk in Palm Beach

The Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk is a popular hiking trail in Barrenjoey Headland, the northernmost part of Palm Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches region.

There are two walking tracks that go all the way up to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse on top of the hill from where you can enjoy stunning ocean views.

Looking across Pittwater to the west, you can spot the West Head Lookout, another beautiful place to visit for the best panoramic views.

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Discover Balls Head Reserve and Waverton Peninsula Reserve

Balls Head Reserve and Waverton Peninsula Reserve

Balls Head Reserve in the Sydney lower north shore is a true bushland oasis overlooking the beautiful Sydney Harbour.

The reserve is home to a number of different bush walking tracks that combine natural beauty with great views across Sydney Harbour, taking in the CBD skyline, the Harbour Bridge, Goat Island and surrounding peninsulas.

Next door neighbour Waverton Peninsula Reserve is a must-visit too, as its rich history, serene walking trails and panoramic views will not disappoint.

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The Bondi to Coogee Walk, Sydney’s Most Popular Coastal Trail

Bondi to Coogee Walk

The Bondi to Coogee walk is perhaps the most famous coastal walks in Sydney, in New South Wales, and perhaps even in Australia.

Tourists from all over the world and local Sydney-siders alike come to Sydney’s east coast every day to enjoy Australia’s best beaches, stunning ocean views and lots of parks, cafe’s and restaurants, while hiking from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach.

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The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

Bondi to Bronte Walk

The Bondi to Bronte walk, past Tamarama Beach and Mackenzies Bay, is one of the most iconic coastal walking trails in Sydney. The panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the huge sandstone cliffs are absolutely breathtaking.

As you follow the trail on top of the cliffs, between two of Sydney’s most famous beaches, you will get to enjoy lots of vantage points where you can soak in the amazing views. If you’re lucky, you may even spot some whales and dolphins!

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Mount Banks Summit Walk

Mount Banks Summit Walk

Mount Banks, with its distinctive rounded peak, is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the greater Blue Mountains region.

Mostly overlooked by tourists, the hike to the summit of Mt Banks offers beautiful views of the surrounding area, a part of the Blue Mountains that is still a bit undiscovered.

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Maitland Bay Track in Bouddi National Park

Maitland Bay Track in Bouddi National Park

The Maitland Bay track is a short but steep bushwalk in Bouddi National Park that winds its way down from the Information Centre to the stunning beach of Maitland Bay.

Be mesmerised by the beauty of the national park as you hike through the rainforest all the way to the yellow sand of Maitland Bay. Stroll along the beach to Bouddi Point and discover some of the remains of an old shipwreck.

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