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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The Coast Walk in One Day or Two?

I have hiked the Coast Walk in Royal National Park so many times I’ve lost count. A few years ago, I tried and gave up at more than one hundred. Seriously. When I founded Sydney Coast Walks in 2009 I was the only guide, and the two-day Coast Track was the only walk. But I’ve […]

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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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24 Hours in Sydney’s outdoors, Itinerary

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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Gordons Bay

This is Stop 5 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. Gordons Bay is probably the best swimming location along the Coogee to Bondi walk, but one of the least popular. It’s not as easy to access the water as the neighbouring beaches and it’s not the […]

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Dunningham Reserve Sandstone Cliffs

This is Stop 4 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. A long, long time ago (250 million years or so) when dinosaurs still roamed Earth’s supercontinent Pangaea, where you’re now standing was a giant floodplain. The ancient rivers that flowed down into what is now the […]

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Bali Memorial

This is Stop 3 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. This towering bronze statue, weighing nearly one tonne, honours everyone who died in the Bali bombings. “It is a tribute to the Australian spirit of courage and endurance. The three linked figures in this sculpture signify […]

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Shrine to Virgin Mary

This is Stop 2 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. As the maps indicates, these information points start at Coogee as you walk towards Bondi. In December 2002 a local lady who runs the Beach Street Gallery Laundrette, Christine Cherry, noticed what appeared to be an […]

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Coogee Beach

This is Stop 1 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. The Biddabiddigal mob of the Dharuk nation lived here for at least 8500 years before the first Europeans arrived. They knew Coogee as Kuji, which means “bad smell” or “stinking” due to the decaying seaweed that […]

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Aboriginal Canoe Tree

Not too far along the track to Figure 8 Pools is one of the best examples of an Aboriginal canoe tree we’ve seen. It’s literally right next to the track but still easy to miss because you have to know what to look for. Aboriginal Canoes To know what you’re looking for, first you need […]

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Sydney Walking Events 2018

We have pulled together the definitive list of Sydney walking events 2018. It’s an event calendar of challenge walks with something to suit everybody. We’ve included some running events because they offer entries especially for walkers.

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