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South Head heritage trail Walk

Watsons Bay Walk

The Watsons Bay walk on the South Head Heritage Trail is the southern gateway to Sydney Harbour. Rich in early settler and forgotten military history, the Watsons Bay walk is home to the historic Hornby Lighthouse, one of Australia’s first lighthouses. It’s the easiest way to escape the city and yet still enjoy city and […]

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The Goods Line Sydney

The Goods Line Sydney

The Goods Line, Sydney, is urban renewal at its best. Transforming a long-abandoned freight railway line into green space, this formerly dead part of town now draws city workers outside and creates an attractive walkway between Central Station and Darling Harbour. This area was my former stomping ground (I’m ex-ABC and UTS, both of which […]

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Short-beaked echidna. Photo by Adrian van der Stel.

Australian birds and animals in Royal National Park

We are still blown away by how beautiful guest Adrian van der Stel’s photos are of the Australian birds and animals he spotted while out on a full-day Sydney coastal walk with us in Royal National Park a few years ago. This wasn’t a birdwatching tour, nor a specific wildlife walk, but rather Adrian’s photos […]

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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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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 (besides, is it even safe to walk alone in Sydney?). There are different types of walking groups Sydney to suit your style. Here’s how to find […]

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1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die

I have two reliable sources of solace: nature, and books. So it’s no wonder I finally picked up 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, edited by Sydney-sider Barry Stone (and of course I immediately flicked through to find which Sydney walks made the grade). The bucket list concept doesn’t motivate me, and this […]

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Cahill Walk Sydney

The Cahill Walk in Sydney is one of the harbour’s most popular walks, despite being virtually unknown. This 2.2km (1.3 mile) urban stroll links Royal Botanic Gardens and Milsons Point to Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The best known and most popular section of the Cahill Walk is the northern end, more commonly referred […]

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best outdoor activities to do in sydney

The Best Outdoor Activities To Do In Sydney

The traditional rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne in Australia is this: while Melbourne does the indoors well (small bars, live music and theatre), Sydney’s outdoor activities are outstanding. For those looking for adventurous things to do in Sydney, we’ve teamed up with Expedia.com.au to bring you these ideas which go from gentle to adrenaline pumping. […]

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Ideas for 24 Hours in Sydney’s Outdoors

As born and bred locals, we want to help you scratch the city’s surface to discover a whole other side: that of towering gum trees, dramatic sandstone cliffs and secret bush enclaves. Depending how long your stay is, even six of the best walks might be stretching it a bit, so here are some tips […]

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Camping Gear for Sale

Want to go hiking or camping but lacking a few essentials? Grab a bargain with ex-hire, used camping gear for sale and as-new or used bushwalking clothing. Our rental camping equipment was top-notch but we no longer offer this service so don’t need the gear anymore. We also have a bunch of ex-uniforms for sale from guiding […]

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