Discovering Sydney on foot

The Sydney Walking People

We believe Sydney’s best natural beauty can only be accessed on foot.
Discover the best walks in Sydney, from the very best coastal walks to lesser-known bush walks. You’ll find the stories and information you need to spark and nurture a life-long love of nature, right here in the city’s backyard.

You’ll benefit from our knowledge and well-trodden expertise as we share the Sydney we know and love, so you can get out there and experience the best walks in Sydney for yourself.

Guided Walks

More than just a hike, learn the stories that bring the land to life. Exclusively guided for a premium experience.

Self Guided

The best walks in Sydney to explore at your leisure. Detailed notes with stories and tips to get the most from your walk every time.

Duke Of Ed

Combining experience and enthusiasm for the Adventurous Journey hiking challenge.

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Stories, videos and information on walking in Sydney.

sydney walking events 2017

Sydney Walking Events 2017

Find some of the best Sydney walking events for a personal challenge you can be proud of. Enjoy choosing a walk to suit you from the 2017 calendar, including Coastrek, Oxfam Trailwalker and fun runs such as the City to Surf or Sutherland to Surf that have a walking component.

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How to get to Figure 8 Pools

A day trip to Figure 8 Pools is one of the best ways to spend a summer day in Sydney. Remember you have a steep bush walk and rocky scramble to reach it, so wear shoes and take your thongs or sandals in a bag. There are no shops down on the beach so take […]

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Royal National Park Cabins Open Day

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Royal National Park cabins? On the annual open day, hear directly from members of the shack communities for the National Trust Festival. You’ll hear how the cabins have been built and maintained by generations of local families away from the mod cons of 21st century life. […]

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Best Walks Royal National Park

Best Royal National Park Walks

With all these bushwalking options, it’s no wonder Royal National Park is a favourite escape for Sydney-siders. It’s a pleasure to share some of the best Royal National Park walks with you, after all, this park is where it all started for us. The only problem now is choosing which walk you’ll tackle this weekend!

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Eagle Rock Royal National Park

Curracurrong Falls, or Eagle Rock in Royal National Park, is one of those rare waterfalls that sometimes looks like it’s flowing upwards. It can happen when the wind is strong enough to blow the water droplets back up before seemingly disappearing as mist. The churning ocean below shows the day’s wild weather. The waterfall is […]

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Is it safe to hike alone in Sydney?

There are two types of people who go hiking alone – those chasing the serenity, and those who think they don’t have a choice (but you do… find someone to walk with). Wherever you fit, here are tips to make your solo hiking trip in Sydney safe and sound. Is it safe to hike alone […]

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Never Walk Alone: Find Walking Groups Sydney

If you’re new to Sydney or your mates or partner aren’t the bushwalking type, don’t feel you have to walk alone. You’ll never hike solo if you don’t want to. There are different types of walking groups Sydney to suit your style. Here’s how to find someone to team up with: Bushwalking Clubs Free walks […]

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Sydney Walking Events 2016

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Hiking Tips for Beginners

It’s the adventure you’ve been waiting for; heading off on an overnight hike… until you realise that you’ll be carrying the kitchen, bedroom, lounge room, bathroom – your whole house – on your back. Take a shortcut to success by learning from the experts with our hiking tips for beginners. REGISTER HERE In one hour, learn the […]

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Where is Wedding Cake Rock?

Enjoy your trip to Wedding Cake Rock and the White Cliffs of Marley in Royal National Park. It’s a unique coastal formation that won’t last forever, so see it while you can. It’s sandstone, sure, but not as you know it. Whether you’re after a microadventure or a bushwalk with a purpose, I hope you […]

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Jibbon Aboriginal Midden

Walk down onto the sand at the western end of Jibbon Beach, Bundeena, there’s a sign saying “Royal National Park, A Dharawal Place”. But what is a Dharawal place? Dharawal were the Aboriginal people that lived in southern Sydney. What makes here any more Dharawal than the developed suburb of Cronulla across the water? The […]

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Jibbon Beach walk

Where is the Jibbon Beach walk?

The Jibbon Beach walk is an easy coastal walk in Royal National Park, with well-preserved and easily accessible Aboriginal carvings. A great way to start your exploration of The Coast Track.

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Why I nearly stopped hiking

It’s confession time: I don’t go bush walking half as much as I could, and my fancy new boots are still not worn in. Once upon a time, I’d call myself a hiker (actually, I would have said, “I like bush walking” but not called myself a “bushwalker” – a subtle difference related to how high […]

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