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Bianca
Miami

Sydney

Best hikes in/around Sydney?

This is my first time to Sydney and want to be outdoors as much as we can. Where are the best areas for hiking in or around Sydney? We want some great views and don't want to go anywhere thats 3+ hours outside of the city. Thanks!


8 Answers

answered by
Belinda from Melbourne

I suggest the walk from Bronte Beach to Bondi Beach  is a good hike.  It's easy to catch a bus from the city to Bondi beach.  If you want to go further out, about 1.5 hours away is the Blue Mountains.  There is a beautiful waterfall there and the hike is easy.


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answered by
Sophy

Some great answers in this thread. Blue Mountains is more a hiking expedition, very outdoors with some beautiful natural pools.  You also have the national parks in Sutherland or Lane Cove. And for a breezy kind of walk you have Coogee to Bondi, but your on concrete most of the time. And some of the other listed above as mentioned. 


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answered by
Louise from Sydney, Australia

Bondi Beach to Coogee walk is amazing, do it at sunset! 

And then a walk along the harbor coastline going from Rushcutters Bay to Darling Point and Rose Bay + Vaucluse is super beautiful with amazing views on the city, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour!


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  6. Vaucluse (neighborhood)
  7. Sydney Opera House (attraction)
  8. Sydney Harbour (attraction)
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answered by
Daniel from Sydney

For a short, great walk, catch the ferry to Taronga Zoo, then walk East around to Hunters Bay.. Probably about a 2 hour walk.. (not a hike though)


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answered by
David from Sydney

There are a bunch of great hikes in Sydney.

1. The first is The Spit to Manly. You can get a bus to the Spit, and then finish at Manly. If it is warm you can stop for swims along the way, and at the finish. The views are stunning.

2. The second is Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach which again offers stunning views, this time of the main part of Sydney Harbour.

3. For shorter walks, go to North Head Sanctuary, Manly (Sydney Harbour Federation Trust) and do a few walks around there.

4. On the other side of the Harbour there is Nielsen Park, where you can take in the Hermitage Foreshore Walk.

There is more details on these walks and more at this page. The details for each walk also includes a map.


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  6. Nielsen Park (restaurant)
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answered by
Rod from Sydney

Hi Bianca, 

You probably can't go past the Blue Mountains

http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/blue-mountains

An amazing place with beautiful views. Only 1.5 hrs from Sydney. When will you be in Sydney? If its now take plenty of warm clothes as it gets cold. 

There a plenty of national parks close to Sydney both north and south. 


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answered by
Rebecca from Manchester

Michelle is right, you should really head to the Blue Mountains! Its a two hour train ride from Sydney city centre (and from when I went a few months ago it was just $7). The train can take you to the Blue Mountains main area which is Katoomba but I would recommend going to Blackheath as the views are even better in my opinion and there are less tourists. I wrote a blog post about it on my travel website if you want some more info on the Blue Mountains http://bit.ly/1cU7Xl7


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answered first by
Michelle from Melbourne

There's some great walks in and around Sydney - some short, others quite long. You should investigate the trails in the Blue Mountains National Park which is about an hour and a half's drive west from Sydney. The city has national parks to the north and south as well but the Blue Mountains are arguably the most spectacular, although the coast track in the Royal National Park is also pretty good. In the city itself, I'd recommend the Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach coastal walk (lots of places to stop off along the way to eat and drink. You should also walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens. One thing that certainly should be on your radar, provided you don't have an issue with heights is to do the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb.


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  5. Royal Botanic Gardens (attraction)
  6. Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (attraction)
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