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Top Sydney walks

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Sydney’s national parks. Be treated to sweeping city and coastal views in Sydney Harbour National Park. Take the kids birdwatching along a lagoon boardwalk. Or, walk off a picnic lunch, and maybe spot a whale in winter, at Malabar Headland or Henry Head, before a beach swim. Discover the Aboriginal engravings and waterfalls of America Bay, or convict heritage along World Heritage-listed Old Great North Road. From family friendly short walks to scenic day walks and world-class multi-day hikes, the Greater Sydney area offers something for everyone.

A man and woman walk along Milk Beach, accessed via Hermitage Foreshore walk in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo; John Spencer/OEH

Enjoy a nature walk without leaving Sydney

The Coast track, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

The Coast track

The Coast track in Sydney's Royal National Park is an epic multi-day walk between Bundeena and Otford. Enjoy incredible coastal lookouts, swimming spots, seasonal wildflowers and whale watching along this challenging 26km track.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
26km one-way
Time
2 days
Grade
Grade 5
Where
Royal National Park in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast
Views of Little Congwong Beach from Henry Head walking track. Photo: Natasha Webb/OEH

Henry Head walking track

Enjoy spectacular coastal views from Henry Head walking track at La Perouse in Sydney. This easy walk offers several historic sites, beaches, whale watching, and great bird watching along the way.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
4km return
Time
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 3
Where
La Perouse area in Sydney and surrounds
Henry Head walking track, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: John Spencer