Sydney Opera House to Manly Hike

If you’re looking for a Manly hike, consider extending the classic Spit to Manly 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. That’s what we did for the Walk for Kids with Cancer event, walking […]

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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 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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Dunningham Reserve Sandstone Cliffs

Dunningham Reserve 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 […]

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Bali Memorial, Dolphins Point

The Bali Memorial at Dolphins Point, Coogee, 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 […]

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Coogee Virgin Mary Shrine

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

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Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach 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 […]

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figure 8 pool

How to get to Figure 8 Pools

Figure 8 Pools is a natural wonders 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 those crystal ocean pools. You’ll be surrounded by the bush, cliffs and infinite sea. But where are they and how to […]

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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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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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