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10 hikes and walks in Sydney that will take your breath away

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Wanting to venture out this weekend? Hiking is a fantastic way to discover spectacular coastlines and scenic national parks, Sydney is full of amazing trails that will blow you away.  These walks will help you discover the beautiful oceans, bird life and nature that Sydney has to offer. Grab your backpack, water bottle and get ready for an adventure.

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 Glow worm tunnel walking track

Great for beginners, this trail takes you to an old mine tunnel home to thousands of glow worms. It’s a favourite with visitors exploring Wollemi National park. You’ll need to switch off your torch and keep the noise down while you wait for the tunnel to light up with nature’s glow.

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Bondi to Bronte walk

A definite on everyone’s Sydney bucket list is the scenic 4km coastal walk. Enjoying an avocado toast for breakfast is mandatory.

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Mermaid pools and Tahmore Gorge

If you haven’t already seen this natural wonder on Instagram, the mermaid pools are a beautiful natural waterhole located on the Bargo river at Tahmore Gorge. It’s the perfect weekend activity for getting your friends together for a hiking challenge and perfect for those who love bushwalking, swimming in rivers and chasing waterfalls.

Manly to spit bridge scenic walk

This 10km walk weaves in through a mix of lush bushland and harbourside trails as well as picturesque bays and panoramic ocean views.

Bondi to Coogee walk

If you’re looking for a coastal walk where you can discover natural beauty, the Bondi to Coogee is one of Sydney’s most famous walks featuring stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs and bays.

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Bouddi coastal walk

Located near Gosford, this coastal walk is known for it’s beaches, boardwalk and birdlife. If you’re lucky, you might spot a whale and you can also have a picnic or go swimming at Maitland Bay where you can soak up the ocean views.

Rose bay to Watsons bay walk

A spectacularly scenic coastal walk in the Sydney Harbour National park. This walk is home to secluded beaches, picturesque parks and beautiful bays.

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Centennial Park

If you have a pooch in tow, Centennial park is full of plenty of tracks and off-leash areas for your pup. There are plenty of family-friendly activities available in the parklands along with food, drink and shopping options.

Rushcutters bay to rose bay walk

This 5.5km walk is a great spot for taking in Sydney’s largest marina. Whilst in the area you will see some magnificent nineteenth century properties including ‘Carthona’, ‘Lindesay’ and ‘Swifts.’ By following the walk onto Darling Point Rd you will come across the beautiful McKell Park.

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Grand Canyon track

The bushwalking trail has been around since 1907 and here you’ll find waterfall on waterfall, native golden wattles and beautiful sandstone cliffs. Setting out from Evans lookout near Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, you’ll be met with never-ending waterfalls, creeks and spectacular views.

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Monica Limanto