For a different look at Sydney beyond the usual walking paths and treks why not explore the area around Lewisham, Cook's River, and Iron Cove along the GreenWay?
The GreenWay is a 5.8km environmental and active travel corridor linking the Cooks River at Earlwood with the Parramatta River at Iron Cove. The GreenWay mostly follows the route of the Inner West Light Rail and Hawthorne Canal and features bike paths and foreshore walks, cultural and historical sites, cafes, bushcare sites and a range of parks, playgrounds, and sporting facilities.
The walk starts with a 2.5 km stroll along a section of the Cook's River to Iron Cove GreenWay. You can see for yourself how this vital sustainable transport and the urban environmental corridor is being transformed in the 21st century to meet the needs of a growing inner west population and to provide a great place to be outdoors and amongst the community.
Highlights include Lewisham West precinct, GreenWay bush care sites (including the shortest bush walk in the inner west), Hawthorne Canal, public art, rail heritage, parks, playgrounds, Canal Road Film Centre and more. The walk will finish at the Bay Run, where the GreenWay meets Parramatta River at Iron Cove. There are toilets and water-drinking stations at various points along the route and a stop for refreshments at Café Bones.
The GreenWay is also home to a wide range of wildlife like reptiles, birds, flying foxes, bats, possums, frogs and even an endangered population of Long-nosed Bandicoots, so make sure you keep your eyes and ears open on this walk.