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Walks in Sydney

Pathways hug the harbour


Walk from Royal Botanic Gardens to Circular Quay, The Rocks and Harbour BridgeTHE BEST WALK IN SYDNEY. Start at the Royal Botanic Gardens and walk to the Opera House, go on to Circular Quay and The Rocks, and you then have the option of continuing on and walking across the Harbour Bridge. The location pictured above is approaching Circular Quay and the CBD, having just left the Opera House behind.


IF YOU'VE got time on your hands, walking is the best way to see the main attractions of Sydney.

 

Most of the main tourist sights - the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Opera House, Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Darling Harbour, The Rocks and the Royal Botanic Gardens - lie on the perimeter of the central business district and are within easy walking distance from the CBD. You could see all these attractions in two or three days. With a spring in your setep, you could probably see them all in a day.

 

If you're staying in the city, or coming into the city by public transport, you'll have no trouble walking to any of the above.

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

 

You don't have to be all that fit as you can always stop at any point and hop on to a bus, or pop down into a subway, or even catch a tram. Hop-off Hop-Off buses travel in a loop around most sights, so if you don't feel like walking you can pay a small fee and hop on the red bus.

 

For those who like a stroll, here are some of the walks you can engage in.

 

1. Self-Guided Walking Tour Of Sydney CBD

If you've only got two or three days in Sydney and want to make the most of it, this is the walk to do. This walk covers Darling Harbour, The Rocks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens. Much of Sydney's sights and attractions are based around the CBD and in three days you can see lots.

 

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!

 

Coastal/beaches walk


Bondi to Bronte coastal walkThe path that runs along cliffs on the Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach Walk.
Bondi to Bronte coastal walk

5. Bondi To Bronte

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