Walking is the perfect reason to get out of the house and the best way to explore your city.
Don’t be fooled by Sydney’s suburban look; it really is a walker’s and trekker’s haven. There are plenty of places to walk around and discover around Inner Sydney. So, if you need a reason to get out into the sunshine, check out the list below.
It’s not an officially named walk, but we think it needs to be. The Cooks River runs from Chullora to Botany Bay, with the most scenic parts between Canterbury and Tempe. We recommend starting from Canterbury Station on the north side and weaving your way along toward Tempe Station. There are bridges along the way if you feel like skipping over to the other side. When you reach Tempe Station, we recommend continuing towards the airport and stand near Nigel Love Bridge for a spectacular view of the landing planes.
Any fitness fanatic in Sydney’s Inner West has surely heard of the Bay Run. It’s a loop track around Rozelle Bay, passing Sydney’s Fish Market, Blackwattle Bay Park, Jubilee Park, Rozelle Bay Marina and over the Anzac Bridge. This walk is perfect for all levels of fitness, whether you’re gearing up for the next City2Surf or simply taking the kids out for a stroll.
Five Dock Bay Walk
This one is just a few kilometres west of the Bay Run, just south of Drummoyne. The Five Dock Bay Walk weaves around Parramatta River in a loop track, passing Robson Park, circling around past Rodd Park along Henley Marine Drive, crossing the Iron Cove Bridge, passing King George Park, Leichhardt Park and back to Robson. This is another walk that’s perfect for all levels of fitness.
Bradley’s Head to Chowder Bay
Make that day out at Taronga Zoo a little more active by taking on the nearby Bradley’s Head to Chowder Bay walk. This track showcases brilliant views of Sydney Harbour while offering a crisp atmosphere among the trees and bushes that line this part of the harbour. When you reach Chowder Bay, be sure to have a relaxing lounge on the beach and then refuel your energy at one of the nearby cafes.
Bondi to Bronte
If you’ve lived in Sydney long enough, you’ve surely heard of the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. We know it sounds silly, but a wet and windy day makes for a more uproarious coastal walk. You’ll be treated to the crashing waves along Sydney’s jagged coastline, walking up and down steps and along boardwalks. If you’re visiting during the cooler months, pack a pair of binoculars to catch a glimpse of the pods of whales touring the coast.
Manly to Spit Bridge
While you won’t get as much crashing waves as the last walk we mentioned, you will get plenty of natural beauty and views. The Manly to Spit Bridge coastal walk, also known as the Manly Scenic Walk, showcases vast views of the harbour and coastline, while also sharing a unique Aboriginal history. The trail also showcases stunning multi-million-dollar mansions that overlook this bushy habitat. It’s suitable for most fitness levels.