There is plenty to explore online to get your bushwalking adventure going offline. These hiking resources will help you for all of your hiking needs. We’ll keep adding to it, so you may like to bookmark it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

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Hiking Resources

Wild Walks

Track notes for bushwalking in NSW. More thorough than National Parks information, this is the ‘go-to’ site for track notes.

Walking Coastal Sydney

Promoting walking access to Sydney’s coastline and harbour foreshore. A goldmine of information with detailed urban maps. This site can be a little overwhelming, so you may wish to check out our curated list of Sydney’s best walks instead.

Six Foot Track

It’s not the most scenic walk in Greater Sydney but it is one of the Blue Mountains classics, and totally worth doing. Info, track notes, maps and videos.

The Great North Walk

Information on the 250km walking trail from Sydney to Newcastle. We walk four sections of this for our Duke of Ed hikes but haven’t done the full track. These guys have, and created the ultimate resource.

Think Before You Trek

A bush safety initiative between the NSW Police Force and the National Parks. Includes details of free or low-cost Personal Location Beacon (PLB) hire in the Blue Mountains and Kosciuszko National Park.

Sydney Walking Events

An exhaustive list of Sydney walking events, updated annually.

Hiking Inspiration

Lotsa Fresh Air

Bushwalking and hiking tips from an unexpected outdoors chick, by Caro Ryan (blog, based in Sydney, NSW).

Camping Equipment

Favourite brands from around the world, Australian-owned, free shipping.

Trusted Aussie retailer with helpful, knowledgable in-store staff and quality gear and clothing.

Trusted quality gear and clothing from New Zealand that last the distance. In-store staff have great knowledge.

Royal National Park

Royal National Park

Official information for visitors to Royal National Park, including campsite bookings.

Cronulla ferry, Sutherland Shire

Cronulla and National Park Ferry Cruises

Ferries between Cronulla and Bundeena in Royal National Park.

Coastal Cabins Protection League

The shack communities of Little Garie, North Era and Burning Palms.

Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney Harbour National Park

Official information for visitors to Sydney Harbour National Park.

Harbour Hopper

This private ferry will get you places the public ferries don’t go, like North Head, Q Station and Fort Denison. 24 hour hop-on, hop-off tickets.

Audio Tour – Bradleys Head

Put together by NSW National Parks, this audio tour is full of interesting information, if a little earnest.

General Resources

Public Transport

Train, bus, ferry and light rail timetable and route information. We highly recommend the Trip Planner for door-to-door (or door-to-trail!) instructions.

Weather

Official Sydney weather forecast. Browse the site for the very-useful live radar, mapping rain movements across the region.

Fire Danger

Official bush fire danger ratings and information on Total Fire Bans in NSW.

Park Closures

Up-to-date information on fires, floods and full or partial park closures.

Great Walks of Australia

A collection of premium guided walking holidays to experience the most iconic multi-day hikes in Australia. Every walk here is on our bucket-list.

NSW National Parks

Explore parks around Sydney and NSW.

Sydney.com

Things to do in Sydney as well as events and accommodation.

Visit NSW

Things to do in NSW when you’re ready to explore more than the city.

Wild About Whales

The official resource on NSW’s annual whale migration season. Includes latest sightings. Here are our recommended Six Best Whale Watching places in Sydney.

 

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