Travel at home if you are a Sydneysider or explore and wonder at all Sydney has to offer if you are a tourist in Sydney. Not going anywhere for the holidays, no plans for the weekend, get out and about and soak in this amazing city by doing one of the 5 best walks in Sydney.


Tourist Trek // Bondi to Coogee 

Time: 2-3 hours

Difficulty: Easy to Medium

Featuring 6 beaches and outstanding cliff top views, the Bondi to Coogee walk is perfect for tourists and Sydney-siders alike. Best time to go? During the annual Sculpture by the Sea  when beautiful views  are paired with inspirational art.

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Walking through History // Cockatoo Island 

Time: 2.5+ hours

Difficulty: Easy

10 minutes on a ferry from Circular Quay – Cockatoo Island is Sydney Harbour’s largest island and is the perfect walk through Sydney’s convict and maritime past. Pick up an audio guide or book a tour to make the most out of your walk.

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Top of the Rock // Spit to Manly 

Time: 3+ hours

Difficulty: Medium

The Spit to Manly walk paints a breathtaking picture of the coast. Starting at Spit Junction and ending at the iconic Manly Beach – the walk features the best of Australian bays and bushland. Take some food for a picaresque picnic overlooking Sydney Harbour.


Back to Nature // Taronga Zoo to Chowder Bay 

Time: 2+ hours

Difficulty: Easy

Walking from Taronga Zoo to Chowder Bay is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. A gentle walking path full of green foliage and beach detours – the lush walk is a chance to get back to nature and explore the best Sydney has to offer and yet so close to Sydney residential living. Where else can you walk, close to homes and cafes, in the bush hearing the roar of a lion.



Urban Living // Razorhurst  

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1 hour

This Razorhurst walk is a  truly interactive experience. It takes you through Depression-era Darlinghurst and it’s Razor gang history through an exciting GPS game and dark-adventure tour. Download the map before you begin and be ready to take delve into Sydney’s criminal past through audio, video and photographic guides.

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