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What is Sydney's Best Walk?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 28th 2011
Sydney isn't all about shopping, or eating, there are also some great places where you can get in touch with nature. We want to know where we can find Sydney's best walks. From secluded nature trials, to paths with striking views of the city, there are some great ones to choose from. So when you're looking to clear your head, where is your favourite walk around Sydney.

Hike Through the Forests

The Harbour Circle Walk provides some great views of both historic buildings and landmarks, as well as natural surroundings. There is a four day walk that totals 59km, or a shorter one or two day walk of 27km. You can either follow the pre planned paths, or take your own detours on some of the other walking paths, creating your own journey. It is a great mix of nature and city, and a relaxing way to spend a few of days.

Take Historical Urban Walks

You might have found your favourite walk at the Royal National Park. There are plenty of walking tracks for you to follow, each giving you a unique view of your surroundings. You can find some spectacular lookouts, or just enjoy the wildlife and vegetation surrounding you. There are also plenty of other adventure activities for you to enjoy at the national park.

Witness Stunning Natural Landscapes

Perhaps you've made the epic trek of the Great North Walk. This 250km path goes from central Sydney to Newcastle. You can experience both natural and urban settings, and see some of the amazing things that NSW has to offer. Camp along the way, or find hotels in the vicinity. Take a holiday off work and enjoy getting to know yourself better with this walk.

Heading on a walk in or around Sydney can be a great way to learn more about the city and surrounds, or visit some of Sydney's beaches, national parks, or cliffs. So whether you're looking to get fit in better surroundings than the gym, or if you want to have a better experience of nature, there is a walk for you. Let us know where your favourite ones are.

Get more inspiration for future walks from the Visit NSW website.
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The Bondi to Bronte walk along the cliffs is spectacular and a great activity for overseas guests. Its a 5km round trip and if you're lucky, you'll see whales and dolphins surfing too!
By lisa6 - reader
Tuesday, 30th of August @ 03:21 am
I think the walk from Clifton Gardens around Bradley Heads past Taronga Zoo ending up in Little Sirius Cove is a good introduction to Sydney. About 3-4 hours depending how many photos you take.
By alons - reader
Wednesday, 31st of August @ 03:26 am
Fairlight walk manly . goes from fairlight back down and around to manly wharf.
By bmghi - reader
Wednesday, 31st of August @ 10:50 pm
Kurnell to Cronulla. Catch #987 bus from Cronulla RWS to Kurnell. Then walk thru Botany Bay National Park seeing Capt Cooks landing place. Then to Cape Solander to see a whale or two. Then south along the coast to Cronulla Beach. About 12 kms of great scenery and few people.
By di551 - reader
Thursday, 8th of September @ 06:00 am
the Historic walks around Windsor or Richmond about 1 our out of Sydney on the Hawkesbury River. There are many historic places to see. In the Hawkesbury we have Australias oldest pub, oldest church, oldest catholic school and plenty of things to see and do. Have a bite at a cafe or restaurant. take a picnic and sit in a park. feed the ducks and swans at Pughs Lagoon. This is just a few things to do in the area. Why not stay a few days and really see what the area has to offer.
By janic - reader
Tuesday, 30th of August @ 10:13 pm
I really enjoy the coast walk from Bundeena to Otford, it takes about 2 days and is Sydney coastline at its best. Make sure you stop at Wattamolla Creek for a swim!
By mlken - reader
Wednesday, 31st of August @ 03:13 am
Clovelly to South Coogee as it showcases Sydney's beautiful coastline that can be seen around each bend as you walk along a great footpath and wooden bridges.
By ndeig - reader
Friday, 2nd of September @ 05:24 am
The walks you take with a friend are best :)
By jend0 - reader
Wednesday, 13th of February @ 09:05 pm
Please where is the place on first picture? I mean the Forest, like in Europe.
Thank you
By marti73 - reader
Saturday, 20th of July @ 09:28 am
Spit Bridge to Manly walk (or in reverse) - takes about 3 hours (depending on fitness), across parks, aong beaches, through a bit of suburbia, around headlands - the birds, the bush, the sky, the sea - ahh - and half way along there is an ice cream van! And, when you get to Manly you can indulge in all things chocolate on Many Wharf as a reward!
By Vivie - reader
Monday, 4th of November @ 10:16 pm

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