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Sydney is blessed with one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The blue waters are hugged by green shorelines. The stunning cliffs, wonderful bushland and well formed tracks make this a perfect place to be a tourist in your own city. Great public transport and cafe that dot the edge of the bushland just add to the joy. Happy Walking
Sydney’s north side has some very large and surprisingly wild national parks. A few minutes after getting off the train you will assume you are a million miles away for anywhere. The hilly area provides stunning views along larger rivers and deep valleys. The train line follows the ridges making access easy and the return trip a joy for many walks in the area. Happy Walking
The walks on Sydney’s southern side are dominated by stunning panoramic water views. Many of the national parks are on the coast and have views forever. Many walks in the area have convenient public transport. Explore an ancient landscape on the door step of a modern city. Happy Walking
Kindy aged kids love getting out into the bush, it is the perfect age to encourage them to enjoy bushwalking. Start small and fun, leave them wanting more so they come back – it is not a boot camp. Most of these walks have playgrounds or great rocks to explore. Your kids will quickly outwalk these short walks and you can discover many more
Primary aged kids love adventures. Find a few friends and help them explore these great places. Start small and find walks that are a good challenge but not too hard for your kids. Some walks have playgrounds kiosks. Give the kids time to discover and just play with the things they find along the way. Happy Walking
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park covers a large area on the northern edge of Sydney. There is truly something here for everyone from smooth flat wheelchair accessible walks, to more rugged, steep (heart pumping) adventures. Bobbin Head area has some lovely shortwalks, a cafe and a great playground. You can even explore some remote water front communities, secluded beaches or wander down and camp at the Basin. Happy Walking
The Blue Mountains is one of the most ancient landscapes, providing amazing opportunity to discover waterfalls, caves, canyons and views that go on forever. Explore the ridge top views or wander in the steep valleys. There is good public transport to many walks, and plenty of good food and accommodation allowing you to stay for longer. Happy Walking
The Royal is the first national park declared in Australia, the second in the world. It sits on the coast and southern edge of Sydney and is a wonderful place to explore. There are stunning ocean views, water holes, waterfalls and amazing wildflower displays. A great place to spend a few hours or a lifetime exploring. I have added the Coast Track because if you are fit enough it can be done in a day. Happy Walking
Putting on a pack and been self-sufficient for a few days takes us back to our roots. It is a chance to explore amazing places and build friendships with out fellow walkers. Once you are comfortable with day walks, here is a handful of walks that provide great opportunities to try your first multi-day hike. Happy Walking
NSW has many wonderful great multiday and overnight bushwalks. You can hike for a few days or many weeks across varied landscapes. Here are just a few walks as a bit of a tease of some of the variety on offer. Happy Walking
A list of all wildwalks take about half day (greater than 2 hours but less then 4), they are ordered by grade.
A list of all wildwalks that are on smooth and flat paths. They are wheelchair accessible and very easy to follow.
Signposted walks that are not normally demanding. No need for bushwalking or hiking experience. These walks generally follow well maintained obvious bush tracks. There maybe a few short steep climbs, but not many. There will be uneven and slippery surfaces and some minor water crossings.
Walks that are not always clearly signposted and may have some longer steep sections. The walk will follow a track that is generally distinct. Require a moderate level of specialized skills such as navigation. Require maps and navigation equipment. Need to be self-reliant, in particular for 1st aid and adverse weather.
Walks that have sections that are off track and require navigations and other bushcraft skills. You will need to be self-relient. There are likley to be very steep section and perhaps rock scrambles. Unforecast weather changes may also add further challenges.
Walks that are mostly off track and require highlevel navigations and other bushcraft skills. You will need to be self-relient. There are likley to be very steep section and perhaps rock scrambles. Unforecast weather changes may also add further challenges.