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Karloo Pools Track Walk Royal National Park

Karloo Pools

Karloo Pools is an oasis in the bush and one of the best natural swimming holes Sydney has to offer. They are a group of natural rock pools a short walk east of Heathcote Train Station in Royal National Park, Sydney. Karloo Pool, the main pool, is around 20m long and 10m wide, with a […]

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Aerial view of Clifton Gardens on the Manly to Bondi Walk

Manly to Bondi Walk

The Manly to Bondi walk is the harbour section of Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk. It’s between the Palm Beach to Manly Walk and the Bondi to Coogee Walk, and is smack bang in the middle of Sydney’s coastal walks. You could do this in the opposite direction as a Bondi to Manly walk, but if […]

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Palm Beach to Manly or Barrenjoey to North Head

Palm Beach to Manly Walk

The Palm Beach to Manly Walk is a 50km coastal walk traversing Sydney’s entire northern coastline. It’s part of Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk. Start with the Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk to Sydney’s northernmost point. It’s well worth the short, steep climb for the 360 degree views of Palm Beach, Pittwater and north over the Hawkesbury to […]

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Sydney's Great Coastal Walk

Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk

While multi-day inn-to-inn walks are more well-known in Europe (think Spain’s increasingly popular Camino de Santiago), and thru-hiking in the USA is massive (think Appalachian Trail), Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk is putting Australia on the world map for walking holidays. It’s also called the Palm Beach to Cronulla walk and is nearly 200km of continuous […]

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Sydney wildflowers

Where to See Wildflowers in Sydney

During late winter and early spring, the bushland in and around Sydney comes alive with wildflowers: Australian native flowers growing wild in nature. They are not planted or tended to by people. Best Locations for Wildflowers Sydney There is an abundance of wildflowers in Sydney wherever you find native bushland. Generally speaking, national parks are ideal, including Royal, […]

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figure 8 pool

How to get to Figure 8 Pools

Figure 8 Pools is a natural wonder you have to see for yourself. The photos are great (yeah, it’s a hashtag: #figure8pools, check out the pics below) but nothing compares to submerging yourself in that figure 8 pool. Figure 8 pool? Yes, there is just one figure 8 pool, not a whole lot of Figure […]

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wedding cake walk sydney

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 Sydney micro-adventure or a bush walk with a purpose, I […]

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Best places for whale watching sydney

6 Best Whale Watching Places in Sydney

Whale watching season in Sydney is a great reason to get on the winter woollies and head to the coast. There are numerous vantage points all along the coastline but we’ve chosen the six best, most easily accessible and dramatic places to watch whales in Sydney. From these six places you have a great chance […]

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Sydney Opera House to Manly Hike

If you’re looking for a unique Sydney hike, consider extending the classic Spit to Manly walk (but stopping short of the full Manly to Bondi walk) to see more of Sydney’s harbour and coast. By flipping your start point to the city, and ending in Manly, this full day hike becomes more challenging. It’s a significant […]

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Gordons Bay Bondi to Coogee

Gordons Bay, Sydney

Gordons Bay, Sydney, is Stop 5 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. Gordons Bay in Sydney is an underrated swimming location along the Coogee to Bondi walk. If you’re happy to walk down over some rocks, or walk around to where the Underwater Nature Trail starts […]

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