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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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Palm Beach walk

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 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 River to the […]

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sydney harbour bridge walk free

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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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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Bondi to Bronte walk

Bondi to Coogee Walk

The Bondi to Coogee walk – or the shorter Bondi to Bronte walk –  is justifiably one of Sydney’s most popular coastal walks. Finishing at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, visitors will be blown away by the seaside lifestyle while locals may take the million-dollar views in their stride. Highlights of the Bondi Coogee Walk Ocean […]

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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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Jibbon Bundeena walk

Where is the Jibbon Beach walk?

The Jibbon Beach walk is an easy coastal walk in Royal National Park, with well-preserved and easily accessible Aboriginal carvings. It’s a great way to start your exploration of The Coast Track. Allow 3 hours for the full Jibbon Beach loop (5km) OR allow 1-1 ½ hours straight to the Aboriginal carvings and back (3km) Not very hilly but quite a […]

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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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Spit Bridge to manly walk

Spit Bridge to Manly Walk

Explore one of Sydney Harbour’s most beautiful walking tracks, the Spit Bridge to Manly Walk, otherwise known as the Manly Scenic Walkway. The route hugs the coastline, offering expansive harbour views while juxtaposing harbour-side homes with Aboriginal sites. Finishing at one of Sydney’s most loved beaches, this is the walk to insist on for visitors, […]

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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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