Explore the most popular trails in New South Wales with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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on Cape Bailey Track

backpacking
12 hours ago

Beautiful track to run/hike with pack. Went on an afternoon at 4pm, after the rain cleared up. Only a handful of people seen on the walk. Great view of the ocean & challenging footwork keeps you mentally focused around the cliff rocks

This is a wonderful trail, it's abundant in birdsong, and wildflowers ATM. The eastern section is presently marred by fire damage, but this is beautiful in it's own right too. A sign may say no entry, but there is no reason for it, no date, or governing body, so enjoy the trail.

hiking
1 day ago

Super inclined paths, but worth the great view the whole way up, the walk down is nice.

Sensational walk with spectacular views from the Cowan end

I do this walk with my dog, can be confusing if you don't follow the map.

hiking
2 days ago

Take extra water and a compass as well, it's a great adventure. Took more like 4 hours but I walk fast.

Great walk with the dog, just check they are not baiting pests before going.

An amazing walk, there is one broken sign where it's not entirely clear to climb the stairs to continue the loop otherwise very easy to follow. Steps, low hanging rock cliffs - amazing views!

I love this place, it reminds me of home and home reminds me of Abby

Hiked it today, was really good.recommend after a big night on it, sweat the shit right out of ya

I needed more signs to guide myself around. Was never sure if I was following the right track

on Diamond Head Loop

hiking
3 days ago

Not a bad workout with some great views. Highly recommended.

Awesome track loved it

Nice trail for the whole family, not too dangerous for the kids either. You want to climb over or crawl below the fence exactly where the sign says not to approach the cliffline. Turn left, and pass sign that says “Trail closed”.

Beautiful!

This is a good workout for me. I like to take overseas guests on it, if they like nature and walking. It is quite pretty with a lot of variation in landscape. You can have coffee down at Bobbin Head Inn (over the bridge near the boats) Sometimes we meet there for a burger and get a lift back, missing the horse trail. This works if you have someone willing to drive down. If you go up the horse trail you can try following the pipeline to cut through the zig zag. At first going up is hardish but eventually it is a long flat walk to finish.

This trail is what stated my running journey

hiking
10 days ago

Best walk along the ocean and then to take a swim afterwards.

This is a really nice trail if you’re in the area. It’s best to do it as an in and out instead of the loop described above. Just walk from the parking space to the Cliffs and then go back the way you came. Otherwise, you will be bushwhacking.

From the Cliffs you will see some great panoramic views.

backpacking
12 days ago

It’s a good 5km from the lookout, up & over the peak then all the way to the gate. So a decent 10km hike or run. Or both combined with pack

We only did from Mara creek to Shelley beach and return,great views of the whales and local area.8 Km and about 2 hours

Started from Katoomba, first part (15km or so) was beautifully scenic throughout with an awesome suspension bridge just before the camp ground. First 10km next day were dreadfully hard with the constant incline, but once you conquer that bit you get to enjoy the rest of the hike. Jenolan Caves are definitely worthwhile exploring once the hike is over :)

You can do this bushwalk as a very easy 3 day walk, a moderate 2 day walk or a long day hike. Beautiful scenery with whales along the coast line. Some of the best wildlife I have seen on any bushwalk.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful place!

Great hike kids loved it!

Living in Sydney it is easy to find a walk with a beautiful and this is no exception. Gives you a unique view of North Head, The Spit and surrounding headlands. If you have time to do this walk, you would not be disappointed.

RECOMMEND!

This is one of the first walks you should complete during your stay in Sydney. Walks around the Northernmost headland of Sydney Harbour, giving you views of wealthy neighbourhoods like Mosman & Watsons Bay. Plenty of spots for swim or a snorkel in Sydney Harbour. I would recommend starting at The Spit and walking to Manly, as better transport and more pubs for a beer.

Difficulty : Easy - Moderate, majority is paved pathways, with a couple of steep rock staircases, though nothing that lasts long, that along with the the duration makes it a moderate hike but is frequently enjoyed by people of all ages and sizes.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

An amazing walk across arguably the best beaches in Sydney. The views of the unique coastline all the way up to the central coast can be seen. Plenty of opportunities to have a swim in the ocean throughout this walk.

Difficulty : Easy - Moderate, If you are not walking on a paved pathway, you will be on sand which makes it a touch more difficult, a few decent headlands to cross but nothing to bad.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Great hike along Sydneys most famous coastline, from Bondi to Coogee. Very clear pathway that is easy to walk on and find. Many beaches/coves along the way for swims to break up the day. Usually the first walk many tourists do, making it heavily trafficked.

Difficulty : Easy, pathed and very clearly marked. If you don’t see tourists, you have taken a wrong turn.

RECOMMEND!

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