The weather forecast for Sydney this weekend is looking great! With sunshine and warm weather signalling the beginning of spring, what a better way to take in the sights of Sydney than with a walk?
With so much to do in the city sometimes it's nice to just take a long walk to switch off, relax and take in the natural beauty of Sydney and its surrounding areas. If you're looking to take a nice afternoon or Sunday walk here are five picks for a great day and tired legs!
- Bondi to Coogee walk is one of the more famous walks in Sydney and has been in place since the 1930s. This walk will take you about two hours and you will get to see not only the world famous Bondi Beach but stunning, windswept cliff tops, Aboriginal rock carvings, the Bondi Baths and Waverley cemetery which is the final resting place for many famous Australians. Coogee is a great final stop where you can rest your weary legs in one of the many cafes.
- The Spit to Manly walk is a great way to take in all that Sydney's north shore has to offer. You will see glamorous million dollar homes, stunning beaches, Aboriginal paintings, hidden abandoned fisherman's huts and plenty of wildlife, flora and fauna. Take plenty of water and don't worry as there are plenty of kiosks and places to rest along the way!
- Bradleys Head is the place to head if you want an hour long bushwalk. Just enough to get the heart rate going but nothing too strenuous. Here at Bradleys Head you can take in a wonderful bushwalk while Sydney Harbour waters lap at the cliffs. There are often families fishing here and a great little tea house and lawn to take in the panoramic city skyline and have a coffee or a picnic.
- The Blue Mountains is a fair way out of the city but every visitor should make their way to the stunning national park. It's easy to get to by train and not very expensive. Here you will find many different walking tracks for any kind of fitness level. A whole day can be easily spent here and it's worth the trip to see the famous Three Sisters. Just pick a clear day as fog and mist can often obscure the view and shut off some of the walks.
- Explore Sydney city itself with a free walking tour around the city and its famous landmarks. They work on a tips basis so the walk will suit any budget and you also get a free map with pointers on what there is to do for free in Sydney! This is a great little tour if you want to see all the sights but aren't too good with directions or finding your own way around from your Sydney furnished apartment.
Whether you want bush, coast or architecture, then you will certainly find a walk to suit you in Sydney!