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Walking Tour, Sydney

If you've got time on your hands, walking is the best way of seeing a good deal of the main attractions of Sydney.

Most of the main tourist sights - such as the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Opera House, Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, and the Royal Botanic Gardens - lie on the perimeter surrounding the central business district and are within easy walking distance over a period of several days.

Other attractions, such as the Centerpoint Tower, Queen Victoria Building and dozens of historical buildings are within the CBD.

You don't have to be all that fit as you can always stop at any point and hop on to public transport. Hop-ON Hop-Off buses travel in a loop around most sights, so you can always bail out and take the bus.

1. Self-Guided Walking Tour Of Sydney CBD

If you've only got a few days in Sydney and want to make the most of it, this is the walk to do. Much of Sydney's sights and attractions are based around the CBD and in three days you can get to see heaps. This walk covers Darling Harbour, The Rocks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens. You can't get muc better than that!

2. Harbourside Walks

If you've got a longer stay in Sydney, you might like to try one or more of the harbourside walks. There are numerous walks that skirt around various points of the harbour and even along the ocean surf-beach suburbs. These get you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and give you breathtaking views.

3. The Rocks

Spend a day walking the through the streets and back lanes of the historic Rock area and discover more about the way people lived in the times of the early colony of Sydney.

4. Sydney Harbour Bridge

Takes you under and across the iconic symbol of this great city. Find out how the bridge was built, hear stories about the men that risked their lives to build it, and relive the antics of the opening ceremony!

5. Bondi To Bronte

This 2.5 kilometre walk starts at Australia's most famous beach, and passes some of the most spectacular coastal scenery Sydney has to offer.