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Walks & Hikes in New South Wales

Sydney Walks Hikes, Australia

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.

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Bradleys Head Circular Walk, Sydney, Australia

Bradleys Head Circular Walk ( Sydney )

Walk Distance: 3 km

Walk Duration: 1 hr 30 at preschooler pace with plenty of time to inspect the wildlife and read the information boards. 

Suitable for: Babies in carriers, little legs, all the family. 

Walk Features:  Great views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, boardwalk, beaches, harbour views, wildlife, nature …