With such a geographical spread, it’s understandable that Sydney is such a great city for scenic walks. With the largest natural harbour in the world, there are some great Sydney walks. This is my ultimate guide to the best Sydney harbour walks.
There is no denying that Sydney is a spectacular city… Having done most of the best walks in Sydney several times, I am still amazed at how easy it is to get lost in nature on a coastal walk without having to actually leave town. Walks in Sydney mix the urban with the natural very well. If you are keen to get out and about, this is my guide to the best hikes in Sydney.
There is no shortage of gorgeous views in Sydney, you could almost become blase about it. In order not to forget that I live in one of the world’s most spectacular, I love going back to Sydney’s spectacular viewpoints. Every time, I get a reminder of how fortunate I am to live here and how much Sydney has to give to the explorer. North Head is one of Sydney’s seven headlands and an imposing presence at the entrance of Port Jackson. Take a walk with me and be inspired by the stunning cliffs of Sydney’s North Head !
Australia probably has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. In fact, it has many of the most beautiful beaches in the world! I only say “probably” to be safe but the fact is, many Australians are adamant that they indeed have the most beautiful beaches in the world. And I have to agree with them… The beach is a very strong element of the Australian lifestyle and this is especially true in Sydney. Having lived here for some time now, I am familiar with many beaches but I spent a few days touring the coast in order to find the most beautiful beaches in Sydney. The result? You can live in a large metropolitan city and have a huge range of magnificent beaches to choose from…
One of the best in places in Sydney for a day trip is The Basin. Beyond Sydney’s northern beaches, The Basin is a little secret spot tucked away in the meanders of Pittwater. If you are looking for Sydney hidden beaches, this is an isolated gem on the edge of Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, sheltered in quiet waters but ready to escape into the South Pacific Ocean. Shaded by gum trees and populated by diverse wildlife, The Basin is Sydney’s Best Kept Secret.
In my search for beautiful sights and secret spots around Sydney, I never seem to run out of places to visit. The Sydney headlands and national parks are a safe source of isolation, nature and gorgeous views. My latest solo expedition took me to West Head Lookout, in the north of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. Because the weather was beautiful and I had a bit of time on my hands, I made it a day trip and lunch date with a friend. As a result, I found 4 beautiful spots on the way to West Head Lookout.
Let’s not beat around the bush, Sydney is an expensive city… Expensive to live in and expensive to visit… However, there are some great things you can do for free. Sydney is widespread and diverse and there is a lot to choose from. In order to plan your trip and your budget, I have a list of some of the best things to do in Sydney for free.
Sydney is a spectacular city, with no shortage of photo opportunities. The icons of Sydney, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are very central and can be photographed from many different angles. And if you have time, why not explore this beautiful city with a focus on great photos? I have a comprehensive list of where to take the best photos of Sydney Harbour.