We all need an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and what better way to achieve this than getting out of the city on the weekend to experience one of these epic adventure walks right on Sydney’s doorstep. Hiking is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors while also keeping healthy and active. We have put together a list of must-do treks for those keen to explore what regional Sydney has to offer and enjoy some spectacular sites!
The Coast Track – 26 km 2-day/1 night
26 km make up this epic coastal multi-day trek from Bundeena to Otford. Be sure to pack your togs to enjoy the many swimming spots along the way!
America Bay Walking Track – 1.8 km
Take the day out of busy Sydney city with this cultural hike only 1 hour’s drive away. A challenging trek alongside a sandstone ridgeline where you will enjoy aboriginal engravings and the best of Australia’s iconic bushland.
Old Great North Road – Heritage Walk – 9 km
Heritage walks do not get much more Historical than this. Built by convicts in chains, this moderately steep trail overlooking the Hawkesbury river will take you back in time.
Great North Walk – Lane Cove National Park – 20 km
Whether you are looking for an easy day walk or a mammoth multi-day hike this trail offers both. With beautiful views of the hunter valley, Sydney, and Newcastle you can pick and choose how hard or easy you want to go!
Patonga to Pearl Beach – 3 km
With the ocean behind you and ocean in front of you, this stunning trek through eucalypts and red gums will keep the camera snapping. Make sure to bring your swimmers for a cool-off at either end!
With COVID we have all experienced that keeping active has been harder than usual, but it’s time to drop that Netflix remote, put your boots on, and start exploring the natural wonders of our own backyard!
Before you go
Remember too safe by planning you trip for all conditions and telling someone about it. You can register your trip with National Parks here.
- Check if there are any park alerts.
- Check the weather forecast.
- Contact the local NPWS office if you have any questions about the park you’re going to visit.
- Download the Emergency Plus app and NSW National Parks app.
- Learn more about how to protect your safety.