Sydney

5 Of The Best Walks Around Sydney, For When You Need To Clear Your Head

From bridge to sea and beyond. Sydney has it all.

Sydney is a great walking city, whether you’re in North Sydney, the Eastern Suburbs or wandering around Circular Quay on a sunny afternoon. You can take in the views of the Harbour Bridge, explore historic sites, and soak up coastal views, without breaking a sweat— well, at least easier than a hike. 

Ready to stretch your legs? Try one of these strolls around Sydney.

Foreshore walk at Blackwattle Bay Park in Glebe
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Glebe Foreshore Walk

The Glebe Foreshore Walk is a pleasant stroll that goes from Jubilee Park and ends up at the Sydney Fish Market, for a little celebratory fish and chip snack. The walking path is flat and easy and runs along Rozelle Bay and Blackwater Bay.  You’ll find great views of the city skyline, Anzac Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge along the walk. There are a few parks and reserves along the way which you can stop in and enjoy with your dog as the walk is dog-friendly. The walk can take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour one way.

Family walking through Barangaroo Reserve, Barangaroo.
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Barangaroo Foreshore and Reserve

The best way to explore Sydney’s shiny new waterfront destination is by foot. The Barangaroo Foreshore and Reserve is a stunning walk with views of Sydney’s most iconic attractions including the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, and Darling Harbour. Enjoy a multi-level park, with open green spaces for picnics, and shady spots to sit and relax. The 2km walk takes around 1hr to complete, depending on how many times you stop to take in the sights. 

Couple enjoying scenic views across Sydney Harbour along the Hermitage Foreshore Walk, Vaucluse.
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Hermitage Foreshore Walk

Enjoy this great coastal walk, packed with family-friendly beaches, and historical sites, that are worth a stop. It starts at Nielsen Park and finishes in Rose Bay, which takes around 45 minutes to an hour to complete. The path is mainly a boardwalk, with some stairs, but it’s relatively flat catering to all level of walkers. Another great perk of this walk is the multi-million dollar mansions lined on tree-lined streets with ocean views. There are some impressive houses to gawk at, but be sure to stop by the famous and historic Strickland House, and Shark Island.

Bondi Beach in Summer
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Bondi to Coogee

Is there anything more iconic than the Bondi to Coogee walk? It’s a 6km stroll hugging the coast and its stunning cliff tops. Start at Bondi Beach and enjoy ocean views right through to Coogee, where you can relax on the sand, go for a swim, or have lunch at the Coogee Pavillion. In winter, you might spot whales and dolphins swimming by. The path is mainly paved, but in some instances, there are steep stairs. 

Family enjoying a day out in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden is expansive, and while there aren’t dedicated walks, it’s always pleasant to stroll through the garden. Find open green lawns, or well-kept gardens, cafes, and more inside. Throughout the year, the garden comes alive with events, and changing of colour during the seasons. In autumn, enjoy the orange and red hues, while spring brings an array of vibrant colours to the garden. Whether you’re looking for a pond, a picnic area, or just a stroll through the trees, the Royal Botanic Garden is an ideal place to escape the city, without having to travel too far. 

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All of the Sydney Food News You Need to Know

For all your Sydney food moments.

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There’s plenty to celebrate this year, from new menus to restaurants throwing parties, bottomless brunches, and more.

Here, we have the latest on Sydney’s food news, from chefs taking over restaurants to limited-edition menus and feasts for all your friends to enjoy.

  • To celebrate World Gin Day, and for one week only, gin and food lovers can try nagashi-sōmen—translating to ‘flowing noodles’— which sees noodles sent down a bamboo chute for diners to collect with chopsticks. The one-off experience will be hosted at Kid Kyoto, where guests can enjoy their flowing noodles alongside a menu paired with delicious KI NO BI Gin cocktails. Purchase tickets here.
  • Tuck into a Fireball Burger
  • Feeling the cold? Fireball Whisky and Bar Luca have teamed up for the ultimate firey menu. Offered for a limited time only, head down to Bar Luca for $6 Fireball shots all day, a Fireball shot and cocktail on arrival, and an all-you-can-eat bites of the full “Blame Fireball” menu on Saturday, July 1. Book a spot here
  • For two nights only, on Tuesday the 20th and Tuesday 27th of June, Graeme Hunt, Head Chef of Sydney’s trending late-night bar and dining venue at Zaffi, will be stepping up to the kitchen at award-winning bar PS40. Pop-up guests can expect a mosaic of colourful Lebanese-inspired bar snacks paired with exclusive midweek sips made by the mastermind behind the experimental bar, Michael Chiem.
  • Fan of Cinderella? The Great Hall is transforming into The Royal Palace for an enchanting high tea from July 1-2. There will be dancing and fun, and then Cinderella will run out of the venue leaving behind her glass slipper—the search for the missing beauty will begin. Tickets for the Cinderella High Tea costs $80-85 and you can purchase them here.
  • Grill’d has dropped two new burgers, and they’re beyond anything we could have imagined. Taking inspiration from Mexico, Grilld’s two new burgers are a Zesty Mexi and Luxe Nacho Burger. The Zesty Mexi features a black bean pattie with corn chips, tasty cheese, slaw, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo mixed with green tomatillo lime salsa. For meat lovers, the Luxe Nacho Burger is the same as the Zesty Mexi, but with a premium Wagyu pattie.

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