Greater Sydney

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Walks in Greater Sydney

Very Easy
1 km return
40 mins

Balls Head Reserve

This is a series of small walks combined. Great views of the harbour. Several picnic areas, dedication plaques, foreshore caves and historic flagpole. The flagpole is situated 300ft above sea level, marking the highest point west of the Harbour Bridge. In early settlement times it was used as means of communication with Government House.

Easy
4 km one-way
1 hr

Balmoral to The Spit Bridge

Balmoral to The Spit Bridge

Medium
2 km return
45 mins

Bangalley Headland

A relatively hard walk, 45 leisurely minutes return on a loop track. The headland is the highest point on Sydney's northern coastline, and offers spectacular views south to Sydney and north to Broken Bay and the central coast.
Bangalley Head is one of the largest bushland reserves on Pittwater's coastline. This large size together with the great variety of native plants, makes the reserve an ideal home for an abundant variety of native wildlife.

Easy
3 km one-way
1 hr

Bondi to Bronte

This is the most famous, most walked track in Sydney, no question, and for good reasons. Sure, it’s easy to get to, and passes between two of Australia’s best-known beaches, Bondi and Bronte. And sure, it’s a great place for celebrity spotting, or being seen.

But it’s the sunny, coastal views that bring walkers by the busload, that inspire and lighten the soul. There are few things more satisfying than watching the South Pacific Ocean roll and crash against the line of coves and beaches extending south from Bondi to La Perouse on to the entrance to Botany Bay. There are many incredible vantage points and photo opps along the way, the most popular being the sandstone lookout at Hunter Park, about halfway from Bondi to Bronte.

The path is mostly sealed, and with the exception of some rocky patches, and a steep set of stairs, is a very leisurely stroll.

Easy
6 km one-way
2 hrs

Bondi to Coogee

Technically not a bushwalk, this meander takes you along a coastal pathway from Bondi Beach through Bronte and the Waverley Cemetery to Coogee beach.

This walk is well known in Sydney - you will not be alone!

There are a few stairs along the way.

Easy
8 km one-way
4 hrs

Bondi to Maroubra

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Medium
7.4 km one-way
2.25 hrs

Boronia Park to Lane Cove Weir

This walk gives you the chance to explore the bush and wetlands alongside the Lane Cove River, from Boronia Park to the new underground train station at North Ryde. You will visit several mangrove wetlands, some dry eucalypt forests and have the opportunity to rest and fill up your water bottle at a few well maintained parks. This walk comes with two options:
1. after passing under Epping Road where you take a detour up through the Riverside Corporate Park to Delhi Rd and the North Ryde train station (directions as per link below)
2. after passing under Epping Road continue on through to Lane Cove Wier (directions as per attached GPS). Once arriving at the weir you will need to catch a bus back to North Ryde Train Station.

Medium
3 km return
2 hrs

Box Head

A nice walk to a scenic lookout over Broken Bay

Easy
5 km one-way
105 mins

Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay Walk

The views along Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk are almost too good to be true. The gentle bush track weaves around the harbour headlands from Taronga Zoo Wharf around Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay and is guaranteed to impress. You can see the Opera House and Harbour Bridge – Sydney’s most famous icons – in all their glory.

Watch the boats glide by from Bradleys Head Amphitheatre or step into the past at Military relics at Bradleys Head. Come face-to-face with wildlife and ancient trees, and stop for a drink at heritage-listed Athol Hall or a Chowder Bay cafe.

The Harbour Bridge to The Spit Bridge walking track continues past Chowder Bay if you feel like a longer walk. Once you’ve explored this exquisite part of Sydney Harbour you’re sure to want to walk more of Sydney's coastal walking tracks.

Easy
2.5 km one-way
45 mins

Cahill Walk (Harbour Bridge Walk)

This walk goes from Milsons Point Train Station across the Harbour Bridge and ends at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Going across the Harbour Bridge you of course get amazing views of the harbour, Opera House, Circular Quay and more. This walk can be done in either direction.