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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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Best places for whale watching sydney

6 Best Whale Watching Places in Sydney

Whale watching season in Sydney is a great reason to get on the winter woollies and head to the coast. There are numerous vantage points all along the coastline but we’ve chosen the six best, most easily accessible and dramatic places to watch whales in Sydney. From these six places you have a great chance […]

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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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Narrabeen Beach walk

Mona Vale Beach to Narrabeen Beach Walk

Maybe this is true of other places, but in Sydney everyone knows their patch of the city and never dares to cross invisible geographic or perceived cultural boundaries (that old “north of the Bridge” problem, or inner west versus “westy” west, and my favourite – “never been further south than the airport tunnel”). You know […]

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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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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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Castle Rock Beach, Sydney Harbour, on the Spit to Manly walk

Castle Rock Beach

Castle Rock Beach is a quiet Sydney Harbour beach near Clontarf and Manly that can only be accessed on foot. Below are two options of getting to Castle Rock Beach, either as part of the Spit to Manly walk, or driving to nearby streets. Castle Rock Beach is Stop 7 on the Spit to Manly […]

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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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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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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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