Sydney’s Top 4 Coastal Walks

Don your sunhat and walking shoes and see the spectacular coastline that Sydney is celebrated for on foot, with these seaside trails:

Bondi to Coogee

A popular path for visitors and locals alike, the Bondi to Coogee Walk is a great way to explore Sydney’s coastline, with vistas, cosy beaches and cafes along the way. The six kilometre trail takes about two hours to complete. Walk it in one go, or break it up with freshly squeezed juice and a swim at Coogee Beach. In spring, the trail plays host to the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition.

Spit Bridge to Manly

Weave your way through bushland, along beaches, bays and inlets and take in some of North Sydney’s most treasured sights. Snap spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, meander through the Sydney Harbour National Park, pass Clontarf Beach, Sandy Beach and Fisher Bay and take a dip at one of the many beaches en route. The 10km track runs from Manly to Spit Bridge and takes 3-4 hours to complete.

Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay Walk

For unsurpassable harbour views, this is the walk. The 5km bush track weaves around the harbour headlands from Taronga Zoo Wharf around Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay with views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Home to ancient trees and native wildlife, you can watch boats glide by from Bradleys Head Amphitheatre or step back in time at the military relics.

The Coast Track, Royal National Park

Heritage-listed and affectionately known as the ‘Nasho’ or the ‘Royal’, the Royal National Park in Sydney’s south invites you to hike through Australian flora and fauna. Running from Bundeena to Otford, the 26km Coast Track is best tackled over two days, but can be broken into smaller sections. Known for its incredible coastal vistas and swimming spots, at the right time of year, you can see whales passing off the coast.

Image Credit: Anson Smart & Tourism Australia