Scenic Walks, Sydney
Cremorne Point is a peninsula of land on the Lower North Shore of Sydney Harbour, separating Shell Cove from Mosman Bay. It's a wealthy residential area where the foreshore has been retained as public space, providing access for everyone to enjoy the area's beauty.
Finding your way to Cremorne Point couldn't be easier. First, head for the ferry wharves at Circular Quay on the waterfront in central Sydney.
At Circular Quay, catch the Mosman ferry. Get off at Cremorne Point.
It's worth pausing a while near the wharf to take in the spectacular views of the harbour, opera house, harbour bridge and city skyline from Cremorne Point.
When you can tear yourself away from the lovely view, climb the stairs up the small cliff across the road from the wharf to get to the walking path.
Please see my travelogue for more photos and deatailed info!
The Scenic Manly Walk is a 10km long rather challenging walk from the Spit Bridge through the Sydney Harbour National Park to Manly . It was one of the highlights of my stay in Sydney!
The clearly marked trail leads you through a magnificent and changing landscape up and down the hills. Allow 2 to 3 hours for the walk and avoid the midday heat. Take your swimmers with you, there are some marvellous beaches along the trail. And look at my Travelogue for more pictures!
Shelley Beach is a much smaller, more secluded beach to its well-known neighbour, Manly Beach.
From the South-end of Manly, one can take a coastal walk of about 10mins around to Shelley Beach.
There is also a great cafe on the way that has beautiful fresh seafood and their weekend breakfasts are popular too!
Catch a ferry to Manly then walk
This was taken on Day 4 of our 5 day hike through the national park.
The gorge was beautiful to walk through and many points we abseiled down age old cliffs.
felt the history running through my veins.
It is time to visit australia again :)
There are so many equally beautiful national parks in New South Wales that I feel grossly unfair singling out a few, just cos i have photos of them. This one was really nice, Kuringai and I went back there twice, hiking through for a weekend.
Bushwalking, while in Sydney its easy to do some good walking by getting the train to Otford and doing a loop around the Royal National Park. When you get off the train walk up the stairs at the end of the platform and up the hill (600m) til you hit the road, your see a cafe on your right, they have maps for the nearby walks, the loop walk is 3-4 hours in length, great bush & beaches. Note because of the Christmas Bush fires , some parts of the Park have been close so if you want to walk , check with 'National Parks' to see it the path is open, The one described above is still open and there isn't any recent fire damage.
-Bondi to Coogee Walk.
A spectacular walk along the eastern beaches of Sydney. This walk takes 2.5 hrs to complete and along the way you pass by breathtaking scenery. Dont just go to Bondi Beach, see the other beaches along this walk - away from the commercialism, crowds, & the touristyness of Bondi.
You should use the opportunity to have guided short walks into the bush. (Don't walk all alone, if you do not know the place. There are to many poisonous animals in australias wildlife!) Never believed something could be so strenous. But there is ...
Please don't forget your camera on these trips.
Something I found on my last trip to Sydney that I hadn't done before was the walk to South Head. You can take the Sydney Bondi Explorer Bus or the Sydney Ferry to Watson Bay and then walk north to the South Head. You start walking in a quiet neighborhood and then about half way there, you get into the Sydney Harbour National Park. The walk from here has stunning views around some lookouts. You can see the city centre, Jackson Harbour, tall cliffs, and the North Head.
You like some nature ?? take the boat to Manly and do the around the harbour hike. Forgot the name, but thre is a trail on the north side of the harbour from there back to town.. you end at the north side of the bridge. Is Good, takes half a day and you can also do it the other way around and end in Manly.
take the ferry to Manly Beach and walk the scenic trail, and admire the great habor with wind surfers.
take a walk in manly from the west esplanade to the spit bridge.. the view is gorgeous.. there are chairs along the way to sit and enjoy the moment.. just ther perfect way to spend a quiet day..
Sydney harbour is BEAUTIFUL, you must walk around the many walkways around the harbour leading to some BEAUTIFUL locations.