New South Wales is Australia’s most populated state. With Sydney as one of the most common points of entry to Australia for tourists and all the incredible urban landmarks that internationally recognisable city is famous for, it is easy to lose sight of all the fantastic hiking possibilities that New South Wales offers.
From cliff-top walks to exploring far reaching views from the Blue Mountains, exploring the outback or even bagging Australia’s highest peak, there are many varied landscapes to explore.
If, like us on our first visit, you are only stopping over in Sydney for one or two nights, then do not think you need to miss out. It is one of the best cities I’ve visited for fantastic walking right on your doorstop with the added bonus of throwing in a bit of whale watching or wildlife spotting, all whilst being within sight of the famous Sydney Opera House! There are many wonderful walks based right within this entrancing city and within a simple stroll or quick boat or train ride from Circular Quay.
For plenty of general inspiration for walks and hiking adventures around New South Wales, the New South Wales tourism site’s walking page is a good place to start. For Sydney try the tourist board walking page and Sydney Harbour National Park page.