Take a hike! Sydney’s best long walks…👣
The walkability score is very hot right now in property. People are sick of traffic. Sick of paying inflated fuel prices. Sick of driving in general. They just want to strap on their boots and take off in the foot falcon.
That’s all the name for everyday conveniences, of course. Nicking out to grab a coffee or some supplies for dinner. But what about walking for fun? Yep, it’s a thing. Especially if you live in a gorgeous location like Sydney.
Here’s a few walks (seven actually), that you may or may not have heard of/done before. Dust off those trainers, and let’s go!
7 Bridges Walk
You might have heard of this one – it’s the famous Cancer Council’s 7 Bridges Walk.
It runs 28km, looping right around the harbour, crossing, you guessed it, 7 bridges. You’ll cross Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge, Anzac Bridge, Fig Tree Bridge, Gladesville Bridge, Iron Cove Bridge and Tarban Creek Bridge. It’s quite a spectacular walk, you can take in all the gorgeous views of Sydney as you stroll. You can sign up for this year’s official event on October 24 and raise funds for the Cancer Council. But why not get in a practice run beforehand?
Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk
Covering a grand total of 100km from Barrenjoey in the North to Cronulla in the South is Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk. It’s recommended to spread the walk over 8 days or you can just pick the leg of the walk you prefer and do that. Below are the legs. You can find out more info on each here (link to https://www.australia.com/en/places/sydney-and-surrounds/great-coastal-walk.html)
Day 1: Barrenjoey to Avalon
Day 2: Avalon to Narrabeen Lakes
Day 3: Narrabeen Lakes to Manly
Day 4: Manly and North Head
Day 5: Circular Quay to South Head
Day 6: South Head to Clovelly
Day 7: Clovelly to La Perouse
Day 8: Kurnell to Cronulla
Bondi to Manly (B2M)
Sydney Harbour Trust promotes the Bondi to Manly (B2M). This trail covers around 80kms of Sydney’s best beaches and passes through the gorgeous Potts Point and Woolloomooloo. You can visit here (link to https://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/en/see-and-do/whats-on/bondi-to-manly-walk/) to get all the deets – track notes, a map, there’s even an app. You can either do it in one go or spread your journey over several days.
The Bloody Long Walk
They’re not mincing their words are they? Yep, it is quite the trek, but it’s not 100ks, so maybe it should be the pretty bloody long walk? At 35ks it is doable in a day, but you’d better strap on your comfiest walking shoes. The trek is from
Malabar on the Eastern beaches along the coast to Hickson Road in the Rocks, coming past Potts Point. You can do this walk for a great cause too – a fundraiser to cure mitochondrial disease (known as mito). This event is on Nov 14.
Famous for its run, attracting 85,000 competitors every year, the City2Surf is a great walk too. Starting at Hyde Park, this walk is a great way to see Sydney. You’ll pass the Coca Cola sign at Kings Cross on your 14km route to Bondi. Even if you’re not big on running, it could be a fun event to take part in – you can raise money for some great causes.
This walk is another event – particularly aimed at women, but men can do it too. If you want to do the event, you can either do the 15km, 30km or 60km walk between Mosman and Palm Beach. The course is seriously beautiful and it’s a great way to bond with your gal pals while raising money for mental health. If you register early, you can start their 12 week training program too. The event has passed for this year but look into it for 2022.
The Great North Walk
All these other walks just not long enough? Well this is the big momma! The Great North Walk spans 260km from Sydney to Newcastle. Most of the route is bushwalking, so make sure you’ve got a great pair of boots you’ve already somewhat worn in. Pack your survival goodies too, as you’ll pass through some fairly remote places. You may even choose to camp at the end of it. Either way you’ll see some beautiful scenery along the way.