5 Great Bushwalks to Take In and Around Sydney

Hannah Lewis

Sydney is a special city that is spoilt with beautiful nature throughout and around it, not to mention the beautiful beaches and harbour too. There are plenty of bush walks to enjoy from inner city easy option through to hard yakka week long treks.

South Head Heritage Trail

This bush walk is also one of the most beautiful coastal walk in the city. You can catch a ferry from the centre of the city to Watsons Bay where it begins. From there, you can take the historical route which passes beautiful secluded beaches such as Lady Bay and Camp Cove, where you can also see cottages from the 1870s. Once you reach South Head, you can admire the beautiful opening of the harbour to the ocean and take a photo of the candy coloured lighthouse. Best of all, you can enjoy a drink at Watsons Bay Hotel and a swim before ferrying back.

Three Sisters Walk

For those looking for a nice leisurely walk, the Three Sisters is for you. It is only about one kilometre long and takes 30 minutes. It is located in the stunning Blue Mountains region approximately 90 minutes from Sydney. You will be rewarded with the breath taking views of the Three Sisters, a stunning rock formation which many tourists and locals visit each year.

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Ruined Castle Walking Track

This walk is also located in The Blue Mountains and is a short drive from the Three Sisters Walk. This trek is more suitable for the fit and adventurous. Although it is five kilometres, it takes approximately five hours to complete. Along the way you will explore the Jamison Valley, where you will get amazing views from this historical mining route and also see abandoned cottages through the trees.

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Great Coastal Walk

Do you consider yourself a pro walker? Looking for something really challenging? This is certainly the walk for you. This epic seven day adventure starts at the Barrenjoey Point where one of Sydney’s famous lighthouses is and takes you to the northern beaches, down through the Narrabeen Lakes, all the way past Bondi, Bronte and Clovelly Beaches until you reach Cronulla in Sydney’s south. It is 100 kilometres long and a once in a life time experience.

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Great North Walking Trail

The Lane Cove National Park is a stunning bit of nature that is home to wetlands and forests. It’s hard to image that it is in the middle of Australia’s largest city. It is also home to some beautiful walking tracks, including the Great North walking trail. It is 20 kilometres to complete the track one way and takes the better part of a day spanning over the entire length of the park. There is also the option to stay overnight in one of the cabins in the park.

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