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Hiking and Walking Resources

This list of walking resources will help in planning your next bushwalk. With a particular focus on Sydney and NSW, here is what you need to know to stay safe, get there on time, wearing the right gear, and choosing the best place to go… all in one spot! Weather Too hot, too cold, too […]

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Trekking Training for Everest in Sydney

A few months ago we received an email from a newsletter subscriber Paul about trekking training. He wrote; Just wondering if you have written any articles on good walks (with a lot of steps) in and around Sydney that would be good practice for Everest? We’d just shared the challenge of walking the Coast Track […]

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NSW Heritage Festival 2021 Sydney events

Every place has a story. It’s these stories that transform locations to have a sense of place. The annual NSW Heritage Festival offers a range of history-focused events. The Australian Heritage Festival is 18 April – 19 May 2021. We update this page every year to bring you the latest events. Sydney Highlights of the […]

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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 disappearing as mist. The waterfall is impressive after sustained rainfall and an extra special sight in […]

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Q Station Manly Quarantine Station

About Q Station Manly It’s what still attracts people here; close to the burgeoning township of Sydney yet far enough to break from city life. But from the 1830s, North Head was more than a simple respite for arriving ships. For 150 years until typhus, smallpox and scarlet fever became history, Manly Quarantine Station tended […]

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Wendy’s Secret Garden Sydney

A true creator sees what isn’t there, then makes it appear. And so it was with Wendy Whiteley, already an established Australian artist, when she looked over the mess of invasive weeds and tangled lantana filling the neglected escarpment near her door. In her mind’s eye she could see it. A sanctuary to escape the […]

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Where to Stay in Sydney

Thinking about which of the city’s best walks you’ll do will determine where to stay in Sydney. If you’ll be doing other things during your stay, it doesn’t really matter where you stay as it’s fairly easy to get around… but if you only have a short time in Sydney and want to squeeze in […]

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Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk

The Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk is a short bush walk with big rewards, amazing views over Palm Beach and whale watching in Winter and early Spring. Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk Barrenjoey Headland is a relatively small peninsula, primed for spectacular views. From the top you can see the vast stretch of Pacific Ocean to the east, Hawkesbury […]

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk

Two structures define Sydney’s skyline: the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. While you may have heard of Bridge Climb – walking over the bridge’s arch to the summit – there’s also a completely free Sydney Harbour Bridge walk with equally unmissable views. There are three ways to do the Sydney Harbour Bridge walk; The […]

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Bondi to Manly Walk Guide Book

Okay, a confession… I know you’re on this page because you’re after The Bondi to Manly Walk Guide Book. Here’s the teensy problem: it doesn’t exist yet. But you can help make it happen. Here’s how: Let us know you want the Bondi to Manly Walk Guide Book Simple! You see, I’m talking with a […]

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