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…
Sydney is a beautiful and spectacular city, however its colonial history is relatively recent. The British Penal Colony at Sydney Cove was established by Governor Phillip in 1788. The colony first settled at the north end of what is now the Sydney CBD, on a rocky promontory. The Rocks are an unmissable sight of Sydney and a very interesting visit, travelling back in time to the beginnings of colonial Australia. In a half-day, you can take a walk and discover the most interesting neighbourhood in Sydney.
In my search for spectacular views around Sydney, I have obviously come to South Head and a comparison is dawning on me… Which one of Sydney’s seven Headlands is the most spectacular? After Middle Head and North Head, I am taking you on a tour of Watsons Bay and will try and answer a most important questions: Is South Head the most spectacular Sydney headland ?
Sydney is entering winter, the night falls earlier and there’s a chill in the air. But now, Sydney is also graced with the Vivid Festival… A celebration of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney seems to be getting bigger ever year. Around the city and the harbour, the night walker is greeted by eerie and colourful creations. Sydney Harbour plays host to a range of wild creatures and thought-provoking installations.