From the harbourside to hidden laneway gems, Sydney is a city for walking.
According to walkscore.com Sydneysiders can walk to an average of 5 restaurants, bars and coffee shops within five minutes of their home; meanwhile, Homely recently ranked the city’s top 10 most walkable neighbourhoods and they’re all in inner Sydney.
Need some motivation to get out and get started? Here are some of the best ways to walk Sydney.
Grab your pup
If you’re the proud owner of a canine pal, take advantage of Sydney’s many dog-friendly parks. Even if you’re pet-free, there are plenty of pats on offer.
Train for the big one: City2Surf
Walking City2Surf is a quintessential Sydney experience. The 14km route from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach passes by some of Sydney’s most iconic sights. There’s plenty of time to prepare for next August when the event returns.
Take a self-guided tour
…and learn about Sydney’s public art and history at the same time. Choose from one of 10 curated walks in our free Sydney Culture Walks app like Gritty Newtown or Walk on Water to discover Sydney’s revealing nooks and crannies. Featuring 400 points of interest you’ll learn fascinating local history and the stories behind the city’s most loved public artworks while also getting the benefits of walking.
Walk with nature
Sydney is all about the scenery and there’s no better way to enjoy it than on foot. You don’t need to go far to take in the salty sea air on a coastal walk, tramp through bush or stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens. See some of Sydney’s best walking tracks.
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