Best city walk trails in Australia

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Explore the most popular city walk trails in Australia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of city walk trails in Australia
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#1 - Kiama Coast Walk
Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 5 h 4 m
The name of this walk comes from its Indigenous name, Kiarama, meaning 'place where the sea makes a noise'. This is a beautiful coastal walk with undulating greenery, where farmland meets the Tasman Sea and is easy enough for the whole family. The route is a point-to-point so you can turn around and return to the start whenever you like. There is no shade throughout so definitely come prepared with enough water and sun protection, and it can also get gusty coastal winds so check the forecast beforehand. It can be difficult to find the track, so make sure to download the map ahead of time and carry a GPS. If you plan on walking the entire length to Gerringong, check ahead of time that the lagoon is open or crossable.Show more
#2 - Great North Walk: Sydney to Thornleigh
Lane Cove Bushland Park
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Length: 20.3 mi • Est. 9 h 11 m
The Great North Walk connects New South Wales' two largest cities from the obelisk in Australia's first planned town square to the wharf from which its oldest home-built steamship still sails in over 250 kilometres of history, mystery and fascination. This is the first section of the Great North Walk, to see the list of sections or the full trail go here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/great-north-walk--70. This section starts in the centre of Sydney CBD and after a ferry ride it winds along the Lane Cove river crossing urban park lands, bush and wetlands with some interesting points to stop at including sand stone caves and the possibility of seeing bell birds. It is normally a two-day walk staying at the campsite in Lane Cove National Park (bookings required www.lanecoverivertouristpark.com). But can also be done as a long day walk or split up into several day-walks. It can be done in either direction, but the classic way is from South to North. The trail is broken into parts so that both ends are easily accessible by public transport. Most of all enjoy Australia's social history and natural environment on a bush-hike that is accessible to virtually everyone. Show more
#3 - 7 Bridges Walk in Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 17.3 mi • Est. 8 h 9 m
#4 - Berry Island and Balls Head River Walk
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
#5 - Balmoral Beach to Taronga Zoo
Sydney Harbour National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
This is an easy coastal walk, which passes through some beautiful sections of Sydney Harbour National Park and offers spectacular views of Sydney and Sydney Harbour. It also takes in a number of significant sites from Sydney’s military and settlement history.Show more
#6 - Kangaroo Point, Storey Bridge and Goodwill Bridge Loop
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Located in the heart of Brisbane, this is a popular urban trail along the Brisbane River along the city edge and botanic gardens that visits Kangaroo Point, Storey Bridge and Goodwill Bridge. This is a great route for cityscape views and plenty of places to stop along the way.Show more
#7 - Bradleys Head to Harbour Bridge
Ashton Park
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Length: 17.0 mi • Est. 7 h 51 m
Explore Sydney's picturesque city skyline from along this trail from various lookout points from the north bay. This long route can be taken in smaller sections at a time, or as a point to point route that you can return alternatively via public transport. Perfect for a day-trip with plenty of opportunities for rest stops at cafes, restaurants and picnic areas.Show more
#8 - Homebush Bay and Parramatta River Loop
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 14.8 mi
#9 - Collaroy to Manly Coastal Walk
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Collaroy to Manly coastal walk should take about a half day for the walk itself. You can get to Collaroy Beach by public transit. The walk is along the coastline and has fabulous views all the way. It is perfect on a sunny day and sea breezes normally keep the temperatures ideal for walking. Most of the walk is on hard surfaced paths, but there is a section of bush track as well.Show more
#10 - Mona Vale to Avalon Beach
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
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