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Itineraries By Type: Walks | Inner City | Inner Suburbs | By Train | By Ferry | Drives | Sydney and Beyond

Itineraries By Duration: Half Day | Full Day | One Week

Itineraries: Half Day



City Foreshore Walk

Start: Circular Quay Ferry Wharves
Finish: St James Station, Elizabeth Street, City.
Grade: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Points of Interest: Sydney Opera House; Farm Cove; Royal Botanical Gardens; Mrs Macquarie's Chair; Woolloomooloo Bay; The Domain; Art Gallery of NSW: Hyde Park



Hermitage Trail, Vaucluse

This popular bushwalk follows the harbour foreshore for a few kilometres from Neilsen Park, Vaucluse to Rose Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs. The walk passes three beaches - Queens, Tingara and Milk Beachs - all of which are sheltered, shallow and calm. Strickland House and its surrounding grounds behind and the magnificent Sydney Harbour panorama across the water, is well worth visiting.





Lower North Shore

Explore the bays and harbourside suburbs of Sydney's exclusive lower north shore - Milsons Point, McMahons Point, and Kirribilli. Starting in the Sydney city area, highlights include a walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge; Kirribilli House (Prime Minister's residence); Luna Park; Wendy's Secret Garden and plenty of city skyline views from locations along the way. The walk returns to the city via the bridge. Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 5.5km. Grade: easy.





Taronga Zoo to Chowder Bay

Part of the 6 km Taronga to Balmora Beach Walk, the track covers the around of Sydney Harbour around Bradleys Head. It incorporates pockets of bushland, isolated beaches, historic colonial era forts, historic monuments and spectacular harbour views. Highlights: Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head, Taylors Bay, Clifton Gardens, Chowder Bay. Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 8km return. Grade: easy/moderate





Rushcutters Bay to Rose Bay

This walk takes you through some of Sydney's most exclusive eastern suburbs harbourside locations, commencing at Rushcutters Bay near Kings Cross and Darlinghurst. Stroll through historic tree-lined streets and explore many parks along the way. Excellent harbour views. Highlights: Redleaf Pool; Seven Shillings Beach: Point Piper; Lady Martins Beach Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 5.5km. Grade: easy





Rose Bay to Watsons Bay

This walk offers the opportunity to explore rugged cliffs, secluded coves, parkland and remnant bushland on Sydney Harbour's south-eastern foreshore. Excellent harbour views. Highlights: Hermitage Foreshore Walk; Neilsen Park; Vaucluse House; Parsley Bay; Watsons Bay; The Gap; South Head; Camp Cove Duration: 5 hours. Distance: 8km. Grade: easy





Harbour Ferry To Manly

Start: Circular Quay, Manly Ferry Wharf
Finish: Circular Quay, Manly Ferry Wharf
Transport: Ferry
Duration: Half day to full day
Points of Interest: Ferry ride; Harbour views; Manly sightseeing; cafes and restaurants at Manly; Manly Beach; Manly Cove; walks around Manly




Cremorne Pt Ferry and Walk

Start: Circular Quay, Mosman Ferry Wharf
Finish: Circular Quay, Mosman Ferry Wharf
Transport: Ferry
Duration: Two hours
Points of Interest: Ferry ride; Harbour views; Cremorne Point walk






Burns Bay Reserve, Riverview

Burns Bay on the Lane Cove River is a tranquil cove into which flows Tannery Creek (also known as Burns Bay Creek). The creek flows through a valley, a walking trail follows the creek to the upper section of the valley and what must be one of the most picturesque bushland reserves in the Sydney suburban area. Tree ferns thrive under a canopy of Sydney Red Gums, Blackbutts and Turpentines. The walking trail emerges in Tennyson Park on River Road opposite Seville Street.





City Foreshore Walk

Start at Circular Quay, and follow the seawall east. On the way you'll pass the Sydney Opera House, walk around Farm Cove and the perimeter of the Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the harbour views at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, then walk through bushland above Woolloomooloo Bay, with views to Garden Island. Return to the city centre either through the Botanical Gardens or The Domain via the Art Gallery of NSW.





Harbour Bridge to Spit Bridge

This walk embraces inner and outer harbour views, a cross section of some of Sydney s most interesting residential streets, as well as a span of history from Aboriginal times, the First Fleet, whaling, harbour fortifications. Choice of routes to follow; may be completed in sections Highlights: harbour views; Long Cove; Middle Harbour; Mosman Bay; Taronga Zoo. Duration: 5 hours. Distance: 8km. Grade: easy/moderate.





Taronga Zoo to Chowder Bay

Part of the 6 km Taronga to Balmora Beach Walk, the track covers the around of Sydney Harbour around Bradleys Head. It incorporates pockets of bushland, isolated beaches, historic colonial era forts, historic monuments and spectacular harbour views. Highlights: Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head, Taylors Bay, Clifton Gardens, Chowder Bay. Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 8km return. Grade: easy/moderate





Ferry to Taronga Zoo

Start: Circular Quay Ferry Wharves
Finish: Circular Quay Ferry Wharves
Transport: Taronga Zoo Ferry
Duration: Half day to full day
Points of Interest: Ride on Taronga Zoo ferry; harbour views; Taronga Zoo (entry fees apply)






Cockatoo Island

Start: Circular Quay Ferry Wharves
Finish: Circular Quay Ferry Wharves
Transport: Parramatta River Ferry
Duration: Half day to full day
Points of Interest: Ride on Parramatta River ferry; harbour and river views; convict era relics; industrial heritage relics





The Spit to Manly Walk

One of Sydney's classic and most popular walks, it follows a well-maintained track and provides beautiful views over Middle Harbour. The pathway is great for both major exercise, or just a stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour, as it can be walked in one go or in sections. Highlights include Middle Harbour; Clontarf Beach; Grotto Point; Crater Cove; Arabanoo Lookout; Dobroyd Head; Fairlight Beach. Duration: 4 hours. Distance: 9km. Grade: easy/moderate.





Harbour Circle Walk

Circle walk with over 45km of optional loops explores west of the Harbour Bridge. This magnificent walk focuses on the Harbour itself  the bridges, islands, urban bushland and city skyline. Highlights include Parramatta River; Woolwich Dock; Glebe Island; Harbour Bridge; suburbs of Hunters Hill, Gladesville, Waverton, Greenwich, Rozelle. Duration: 10 hours. Distance: 26km. Grade: easy/moderate





South Head Coast walk

This walk, centred around Watsons Bay and South Head, takes in the windswept cliffs, secluded coves, historic lighthouses, coastal fortifications and Aboriginal rock art around South Head. Highlights: Hornby and Macquarie Lighthouses; Camp Cove; Lady Bay; The Gap; Watsons Bay. Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 5km. Grade: easy/moderate



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