Sydney has a number of locations with opportunities for some local & easy grade scenic walks.

  • East Circular Quay from the Customs House around to the Opera House forecourt promenade, Botanic Gardens and on to Mrs Macquarie's Chair. 


East Circular Quay

Photo: A view of East Circular Quay

  • West Circular Quay / Rocks  from the Customs House around past the MCA, The Rocks, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Park Royal Hotel, Harbour Bridge to Pier One and Walsh Bay.
  • Botanic Gardens & the Domain
  • Bondi Beach to Clovelly / Coogee Cliff Top Walk
  • Centennial Park
  • Coogee Beach Headlands ( North & South )
  • Cremorne Point - ferry from Circular Quay Wharf no.4, this walk takes you past Shell Cove and Mosman Bay
  • Double Bay shops & harbour foreshore all the way to Rose Bay (where you may see a few seaplanes take off, via Redleaf Pool & kiosk.

Double Bay view

Photo: A view from Double Bay across to Darling Point

  • Elizabeth Bay House and surrounding streets 
  • Hermitage Foreshore walk to Vaucluse and Nielson Park 
  • Hyde Park, and its vicinty
  • Macquarie St & Martin Place
  • Watsons Bay Village &  beaches &  South Head & headlands etc

An excellent book to purchase or perhaps borrow from a library is Sydney's Best Harbour & Coastal Walks by Katrina O'Brien.

An additonal source of excellent information is the following website: