Circular Quay to Kings
• Take the walk from Circular Quay around to the Opera
House. From there you can enjoy the leisurely stroll through the
Royal Sydney Botanical Gardens. Following the foreshore will take
you to Lady Macquarie’s point. From here you can take a walk back to
the city passing the Sydney Art Gallery or take the lower path to
Woolloomooloo, a stop off for a cafe break, and then follow the road
as it winds it way back up to Kings Cross. (Tip: if you do the walk
in reverse from Kings Cross to Circular Quay, it is mainly down
Circular Quay to Parramatta
• You can combine a day’s outing with catching the RiverCat to
Parramatta, enjoying some of
the historic buildings, then catch the RiverCat back.
Circular Quay to Manly
• Any outing on the harbour can be pleasant and one that is popular
with tourist is the Circular Quay to Manly ferry ride. Enjoy the
cosmopolitan feel of Manly and hop on the ferry back.
• There are a
number of walks you can do along the coastline. From the world
famous Bondi Coastal Walk, starting at Bondi Beach and ending up at
South Maroubra. Another walk has been recently opened, that
threads it’s way from Watson’s Bay, through Vaucluse, Dover Heights
and only a stone throw from North Bondi. Soon these two walks will
be joined to become one continuous walk.
Bondi Coastal Walk
• This coastal walk is one of the most
popular tourist walks in Sydney, winding it’s way from North Bondi
to South Maroubra. At the height of summer it is known to attract
over 800 people per hour.
Hermitage Foreshore Walk
• This 1.4 km long track, takes one hours to walk, or two hours
return. An enjoyable walk that takes in spectacular harbour views, a
spot for a quiet picnic and a swim, or a spot for some fishing. The
walk can start at the end of Bay View Hill Road, passes Queens
Beach, Hermit Point, Milk Beach, through to Nielsen Park.
Park to Watsons Bay
Park is part of the Sydney Harbour National Park, that hugs the
foreshore. This is a nice easy walk, that you can take. If you feel
like a longer walk, you can extend this to take in Vaucluse House,
and then keep on heading east through
Parsley Bay Reserve, Robertson
Park, until you get to Watsons Bay.
Vaucluse to Dover
Heights Coastal Walk
• This three km walk, detours through
suburban streets, but wherever possible sticks to the coast. The
cliff tops are fenced, has decking and steps, with the occasional
timber look-outs. The walk takes in Diamond Bay Reserve, Dudley Page
Reserve, and Raleigh Reserve. Eventually, this walk will link
through to Bondi, which will make possible a walk from
South Head to Bondi and South Maroubra.
Historical Walking Tours
The City of Sydney has available some self-guided historical walking tour
brochures that have been developed by the City of Sydney History Program to
introduce you to different aspects of Sydney's fascinating history.
brochure features a clear map of the walk with numbered points of interest,
detours and museum stops suggested along the way. Each tour takes approximately
1 to 2 hours.
Brochures can be
downloaded from their website or you can pick up a hard copy from one of the
Council Locations, Community Centres and
For additional information on the walks, contact the local visitor centre, who
should be able to help with maps and other information.