Best Sydney Walks
Sydney is home to some of the most beautiful and scenic walking tracks in Australia. The walking tracks range from easy Sydney City walks to coastal walks that can be covered easily in a couple of hours. For more adventurous the number of bushwalking tracks on the outskirts of Sydney offers an amazing experience of the sprawling wilderness of the National Parks and the breathtaking coastline of NSW.  
If you are planning to visit for a couple of days and walk to explore the Sydney City Walk, I will shortlist some of the best scenic walks within easy reach of the Sydney CBD Area. 
Harbour Bridge to Pirrama Park Walk - Sydney City Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic landmark that identifies Sydney in postcards and pictures. The area surrounding Harbour Brdige is the oldest part of the town and has a number of historical heritage buildings and pubs that are over 200 years old. Starting from Cumberlands Street near Shangrila Hotel, you can walk across Observatory Hill to catch amazing views view of Harbour Bridge as well as the new development of Barangaroo along the Paramatta River.
Rocks Sydney
Busy area of Rocks in Sydney 
The river connects the Sydney Harbour with Paramatta covering a distance of 18 km. A Ferry tour is a great way to enjoy the scenic views along the Parramatta River. 
Observatory Hill overlooking Harbour Bridge
You can walk across the Harbour Bridge from Observatory Hill by following the signs for Cycle and Walking Trails. The route will take you to Milsons Point where Luna Park offers amazing views of the City North and the Opera House. The easy walk can be covered in under an hour. 
An alternative option is to walk along Barangaroo Reserve, enjoying the open picnic area and reaching the Ferry Terminals at Barangaroo. This is the latest developed area in town with a number of quality bars, restaurants, and clubs. 
Most river cruises including Lunch and Dinner Cruises operate from King Street Wharf along Barangaroo Area. I suggest walking the waterfront in Darling Harbour to Reach the Darling Island area near the Star Casino. The walk takes you around Pyrmont and some very scenic residential as well as commercial wharf areas including Jones Bay Wharf. The old docks are turned into trendy office spaces and loft-styled accommodations that are ideal for city dwellers. 
Barangaroo Reserve Sydney
Barangaroo Reserve Area
As you walk along the riverfront the walking track continues on to Sydney Fish Markets. If you are planning an early morning walk, I suggest planning a lunch at Sydney Fish Market which is very popular with locals for fresh seafood. 
An extension to this walk includes crossing the Anzac Bridge by using the walking/cycling track and reaching Bicentennial Park and looping around to Foreshore Park before making your way to the CBD area. 
This amazing walk along the Western side of the Sydney Harbour provides amazing views of three bridges including Anzan Bridge and Iron Cove Bridge from the Distance. Some of the most scenic views of Sydney City as well as the Fireworks on Habour Bridge can also be enjoyed from Iron Cove Bridge near Drammoyne. 
Paramatta River Walk to Birkenhead Point Shopping Center Walk
Drive up to Iron Cover Bridge in Drummoyne and Park your car near King George Park. Walk along the river to Leichhardt Oval which takes you to Bay Run. This is an approximately 5 km loop that can be covered in under 1.5 hours before reaching Birkenhead Shopping Mall. The Iron Cover Bridge Walkway will bring your back to The King George Park Area.  
The Birkenhead Shopping Mall can also be reached by bus, taxi, or ridesharing service costing $15 from CBD AREA.  
Birkenhead Shopping Mall is a DFO (Direct Fashion Outlet) offering discounted fashion clothing from some of the most popular local and international labels. 
Brighton Le Sands to Sans Sauci Walk - 5 km Walk 
This is my all-time favorite and regular walk as this area is very close to where I live. A boardwalk along Brighton Beach brings large crowds over the weekends as beautiful views of the bay and a lively atmosphere at the waterfront restaurants keep this place crowded all throughout the evening. 
Brighton to Sans Sauci Walk - Walks in Sydney
Brighton Beach Sydney - Walk from  Brighton to Sans Sauci
There are a number of parking lots available near Ramsgate Beach that offer easy access to the walking track. A 5 km return Walk from Ramsgate Beach to San Sauci takes you down coastal views stretching all the way to Kurnell on one side and Sydney Airport on the other. On a clear sunny day, Ramsgate Beach attracts plenty of swimmers and windsurfers. Historically this area was popular with Greek and Italian migrants who settled along the waterfront. Plenty of nice seafood restaurants and fish and chip shops are still serving visitors to this part of the town. 

As you walk along the track, you'll pass several landmarks, including the Brighton Baths, which is a historic swimming pool that has been in operation since the early 1900s. You'll also pass several parks and picnic areas, providing the perfect opportunity to stop and enjoy the scenery.

One of the highlights of the Brighton Le Sands walking track is the views of Botany Bay. You can see planes taking off and landing at Sydney Airport, and if you're lucky, you may even spot some dolphins or whales swimming in the bay. Botany Bay Walks is definitely one of the finest Sydney Walks. 
Beautiful coastal walks in Eastern Sydney
Eastern Suburbs of Sydney has some of the most beautiful properties overlooking the Sydney Skyline. The suburbs of Rose Bay, Double Bay, and Vaucluse are some of the most expensive places to live in Australia.  

The Hermitage Foreshore Walk is a beautiful coastal walk that runs along the stunning Sydney Harbour. It's a 1.8-kilometer walk that starts at Nielsen Park and finishes at Bayview Hill Road, offering beautiful views of the harbor along the way. 

Don't forget to visit the historical Strickland House which was built in the 19th century and declared a Heritage Property. The views of Sydney City from the grounds of the heritage house are simply breathtaking.  

The walk is an easy grade and suitable for all fitness levels, making it a great option for families with children, or anyone looking for a leisurely stroll. The track is mostly flat, with a few gentle inclines, and there are several spots along the way where you can stop and take in the beautiful views.

Hermitage Foreshore Walk

One of the highlights of the Hermitage Foreshore Walk is the stunning Shark Beach, a secluded beach with clear water and white sand. The beach is a great spot for swimming, snorkeling, or just relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery.


Market at Hermitage Foreshore Walk

As you continue along the walk, you'll pass several other beautiful bays and beaches, including Milk Beach and Queens Beach. You'll also see some of Sydney's most iconic landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Foreshore Walk along Vaucluse 

The Hermitage Foreshore Walk is a great way to experience the beauty of Sydney's harbor and is one of the best coastal walks in the city. It's easily accessible by public transport and offers a peaceful and scenic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Plan a lunch at the Doyles on the Bay, one of the most iconic restaurants in Watson Bay. This area is a watering hole for local crowds and stays busy till the late hours of the night. 

South Head Heritage Trai

Another amazing scenic walk is the South Head Heritage Trail taking you from Watson Bay to the easternmost point of this area. The historical walk has a number of installations for guns as this area was the first line of defense against foreign invasion during the last century. This walk can easily be covered in under 45 minutes. 

Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach Walk 
Distance: 6.5km, Time: 3 Hours, Difficulty Level: Easy
This beautiful walk takes you along the beautiful coastline stretching from Mosman to Manly. This stretch of land comprises pristine bushland along the water and some residential properties along the suburbs of Mosman and Balmoral. A few sheltered beaches can be explored along the way which does not attract the public due to isolation. The biggest stretch of beach is Balmoral with a number of fine restaurants and cafes along the way. 
Balmoral Beach
The walk takes you along Athol Beach with a number of red gum trees and shrubs covering the track. There is a waterfront restaurant along Chowder Bay that attracts crowds over the weekend. The amazing view commands amazing views of the entrance to the Sydney Harbour. 
Beautiful views of Balmoral Beach
These are just a few of the many walking tracks in Sydney. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there is always a new walk to discover and enjoy.
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