Whether you want a scenic coastal stroll or a bush walk, this city has it
Sydney is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world and when you take a look at our surrounds it’s no wonder why! Sprawling from north to east and south to west, Sydney fitness punters, tourists and adventurers alike are spoiled for choice with a wide variety of walks to enjoy while soaking up the first class vistas.
Here are FIT’s pick of 5 of the best walking tracks that Sydney has to offer. Add them all to your list pronto.
Bondi to Coogee
Arguably the most iconic walk in Australia, this oceanfront cliff track is a hive of activity from dawn to dusk every day of the week. You can begin at either end and make your way along the approximately hour-long walk perched right above the Eastern Suburbs’ most famous beaches. If you want a shorter walk, you can do Bondi to Bronte, which will only take you around 30 minutes at a brisk pace. Wrap it up with a drink at the famous Bondi Icebergs and you will know why life is good.
- Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Situated on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Barrenjoey Lighthouse is a beautiful heritage listed building that offers a number of scenic walks to get visitors to the top of where it is situated on Barrenjoey Head, Palm Beach, 91m above sea level. Enjoy natural Australian bush on the way up and unparralel ocean views at the summit.
- The Coast Track, National park
The Coast Track allows walkers to enjoy the rugged and expansive beauty of the Royal National Park’s cliffs, beaches and escarpments and magnificent ocean. Following the coastline, the 26km track runs from Bundeena to Otford and can either be tackled in sections or in a day trek for more experienced hikers.
Popular stop offs along the way include Burning Palms Beach, Wattamolla and the Figure of 8 Pools.
- Woolloomooloo to Circular Quay
This short and sweet inner city route boats splendid views of Sydney Harbour and its most coveted icons, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can make your way from Wolloomooloo past Mrs. Macquaries Point and the Royal Botanical Gardens or do it the other way around. Wind up by enjoying a meal at one of the popular eateries on the waterfront.
- Many to Spit Bridge
Take in excessive view of the coast, lush bushland, waterways and stunning harbor front vistas on this 10 km trail that commences Manly Wharf. Part path and part bushwalk, you will eventually arrive at the Spit Bridge in Mosman after what can only be described as an enjoyable workout.