Walk by the water
Stay cool strolling by the water and enjoy some great views along the way with these harbourside walks.
The 2.5km long Glebe Foreshore walk runs along Blackwattle Bay between Bicentennial Park and Harold Park. It’s fully paved and accessible. Plenty of seating along the way gives you a chance to stop and take in the views of both the Sydney Harbour and Anzac bridges.
If you’re not pressed for time, we encourage you to walk on Country and follow the 9km Yananurala foreshore walk between Pirrama (Pyrmont) and Woolloomooloo. As you pass through Darling Harbour, Barangaroo headland, past the Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden you'll take in sites and stories significant to the Aborginal history of the area. A series of public artworks and audiovisual interpretations will soon be added to the walk.
Run, ride and rollick in award-winning parklands
Our award-winning Sydney Park covers a sprawling 110 acres of grassy hills, wetlands and more. It’s criss-crossed with multi-use paths, perfect for riding, running or walking. If you like company while you jog, join the weekly community-run Parkrun. It’s on every Saturday morning.
Take a dip
If you’re swimming for fitness or fun, you’ve got plenty of choice when you want to take a dip with 6 pools in our local area.
Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre’s incredible water play area will be a favourite with the kids, while serious swimmers can jump in the outdoor, world-class 50m pool.
If you’re looking for a swim in a special spot, check out Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool in Woolloomooloo. The saltwater pool is sandwiched between the harbour and the Royal Botanic Garden, overlooking the water.
Prefer to exercise in a class? Enjoy the fun and motivation of a group aqua aerobics session. You’ll find a range of aqua classes across our centres, including warm aqua, which is ideal if you’re rehabilitating from injury.
Go for a pedal
More people than ever are choosing 2 wheels for fitness and transport. A network of more than 17km of separated cycleways and 60km of shared paths makes it smooth and easy to ride around town.
Centennial Park is a bike riding paradise too, the 3.5km looped road is flat and bike traffic far outnumbers cars.
If you’re feeling a bit wobbly or you want to learn new safe riding skills, join our cycling in the city course. The courses are run every weekend and cost just $25.
Outdoor fitness stations
Take your gym workout outdoors. Across our local area you’ll find more than a dozen outdoor fitness stations.
Put yourself to the test with body weight training on bars, rings and benches in park and harbourside locations like Observatory Hill, Pirrama Park, Turruwul Park and more.
If it’s tennis, basketball, football, netball, futsal or about any other ball sport, you’ll find a court in our area. Some are free, others require a booking or hire fee. See all our sporting facilities.
If you’re looking for a new challenge, try pickleball. This low-impact racquet sport is played indoors and blends the best parts of tennis and badminton into a fun, fast format.