Ride the Pennant Hills to West Pymble fire trail for scenic views of Sydney and bushland. There's plenty of variety with technical parts and steep sections.
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Jump on your bike and explore Gahnia and Serrata mountain bike trails in Garigal National Park, a short drive from Sydney’s CBD. The purpose built trails are the perfect place to challenge yourself.
These challenging trails are great for a day out mountain biking and horse riding, and take you along Bare Creek and the adjoining Cascades trail.
Enjoy a mountain biking day trip, taking in Bobbin Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park from Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station, with picnicking and swimming options.
Horse riding trails
The Cascades Trail is ideal for walking, horseriding and mountain biking. A medium difficulty walk or ride along a fire trail, it traverses Middle Harbour creek.
Also known as Benowie walking track, this section of the iconic Great North walk between Sydney and Newcastle makes a great overnight hike or day walk. Camp out the night for an unforgettable bushland adventure.
Passing through Lane Cove National Park, this multi-day hike offers stunning scenery across Sydney, the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. Tackle part of the track for an easy day walk.
This is a challenging walking track winds through Garigal National Park taking in impressive sandstone rock formations and spectacular water views.
Located in Garigal National Park, Stepping Stone Crossing to Cascades trail is an easy walk that you can enjoy by walking, horse riding or mountain biking.
Fiddens Wharf walking track in Lane Cove National Park leads to Fiddens Wharf Oval, where you can enjoy a family game of cricket or soccer and a picnic.
Scenic Riverside walking track offers riverside picnicking, birdwatching and a weekend getaway without leaving town in Lane Cove National Park, just north of the Sydney CBD.
Bellamy fire trail is a northern Sydney secret. This short walk through Berowra Valley Regional Park connects Pennant Hills and Thornleigh along a dog-friendly bushland trail.
An easy walk in unspoilt blue gum forest, Browns Forest loop trail, in Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve, St Ives, offers great birdwatching and is a great walk for kids.
Take a scenic walk from Davidson Park along Lyrebird track. Enjoy views of Middle Harbour Creek and continue along historic Governor Philip Walk in Garigal National Park.
Tread the paths of history past Taronga Zoo and federation homes on The Harbour Bridge to Spit Bridge walk. Be enthralled in beautiful bushland and rainforest remnants.
Jenkins Kitchen is a great way to discover local history in peaceful parkland, near Chatswood. Combine your visit to this heritage stone building with a walk, boat ride, or simply linger near the river and enjoy a tasty café snack.
If you're looking for something to do in Sydney, Davidson Park is a pretty harbourside park with boating and canoeing access, just a short drive from the Sydney CBD.
Book Carter Creek picnic area for your next celebration. There are shaded picnic tables and gas barbecues. Plus it's right by the river.
Riverside Bakers flat picnic area is a beautiful spot in Lane Cove National Park, offering families picnicking, cycling and paddling options, near Chatswood.
Have a riverside picnic in Casuarina Point picnic area in Lane Cove National Park with canoeing and bushwalking nearby.
Enjoy a picnic in a riverside setting near bushwalking trails at the Cottonwood Glen picnic area in Lane Cove National Park.
Enjoy a picnic in a riverside setting near bushwalking trails at Halfway Point picnic area in Lane Cove National Park.
Family-friendly Illoura picnic area, in Lane Cove National Park, offers picnic, walking and paddling opportunities and is a great option if you’re looking for things to do in Sydney.
Enjoy one of Lane Cove National Parks most tranquil spots at Moola picnic area. You'll hear the sounds of the birds singing from trees as you relax at this scenic spot right next to Lane Cove River.
Join the friendly and knowledgeable guides of Tribal Warrior for a fascinating boat and island tour as you learn about the Aboriginal culture of Sydney Harbour.
Join the friendly local guides of Manly Kayak Centre for an unforgettable paddle and scenic walk. From ocean to hilltop, it’s a great way to enjoy the highlights of Sydney’s beautiful North Harbour, near Manly Beach.
Explore Sydney’s most magical places from a local’s perspective on your own private outing with Personalised Sydney Tours. Enjoy an unforgettable day with your friendly guide as you visit iconic landmarks and discover hidden coastal gems.
Explore Sydney Harbour by sea kayak on this guided tour with Paddle Pirates. You'll experience marine life and discover the fascinating history of Goat Island, in Sydney Harbour National Park.
Live like a local and experience stunning harbour beaches and beautiful nature in and around Sydney Harbour National Park on these relaxed tours for very small groups.