Hanging Rock and the Baltzer Lookout in the Blue Mountains

Hanging Rock and the Baltzer Lookout in the Blue Mountains

Hanging Rock, a large sandstone object hanging out from a cliff, is one of the most iconic landmarks in the greater Blue Mountains region.

It is situated a few moments away from the Baltzer Lookout, from where visitors can enjoy eye-dropping views of the Grose Valley and surrounding escarpments.

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The Rock Lookout and Rileys Mountain in Mulgoa

The Rock Lookout in Mulgoa

The Rock Lookout is a scenic vantage point in the Mulgoa Valley that offers panoramic views of the Nepean River and the Blue Mountains.

Nearby Rileys Mountain Lookout is also worth a visit, which can be reached via a 5 km return bush walking track through beautiful scenery.

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Horseshoe Falls Walking Track in Hazelbrook

Horseshoe Falls walking track in Hazelbrook

Horseshoe Falls in Hazelbrook is a small yet scenic waterfall on Hazelbrook Creek, located within Horseshoe Falls Reserve in the Blue Mountains.

An exciting dog-friendly bush walking track leads to this waterfall and three other waterfalls, including Oaklands Falls and Burgess Falls.

Read on to find out more about this track, how to get there, where to park, and how to find all these beautiful natural sights.

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15 Great Bush Walks in Sydney

Bush walks in Sydney
Keen to head into the Sydney bush to go hiking?
We have listed 15 of the best bushwalks in Sydney, some short and easy, others much more challenging and adventurous!

Sydney is well known for its beautiful coastline, but Australia’s biggest city is in fact also home to some of the best bushwalking tracks. What’s great is that you don’t actually have to go far away from the city to enjoy some native bushland.

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The Blue Gum Walk in Hornsby

Blue Gum Walk in Hornsby

If you’re looking for the perfect bushwalk close to the city, the 4 km Blue Gum Walk in Hornsby is one amazing walking track to consider.

From high gum trees and beautiful green ferns to creek crossings and valley views, this walk explores various landscapes and environments.

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Discover the Blackfellows Hand Cave near Lithgow

Blackfellows Hand Cave and walking trail

The Blackfellows Hand Cave is a large rock overhang and shelter north of Lidsdale and Lithgow. It’s a place of cultural significance, and is home to well-preserved Aboriginal drawings of hands and weapons.

A short and easy walking trail leads to this cave, where visitors can spend time exploring the various drawings and the beautiful natural surroundings.

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Resolute Beach and the Resolute Circuit Walk

Resolute Beach and walking track

Resolute Beach is a beautiful secluded strip of sand in the West Head section of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, opposite the Barrenjoey Headland and facing Pittwater.

With amazing views and beautiful emerald green water, a visit to Resolute Beach feels like you’re stepping into a small tropical paradise.

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The Knapsack Bridge and the Lapstone Zig Zag Walk

Knapsack Bridge and the Lapstone Zig Zag Walk

The historic Lapstone Zig Zag Walk is an exciting bushwalking track in Glenbrook that follows an old railway. This railway was built and used in the second half of the 19th century.

The walking track leads to the Knapsack Bridge, a huge sandstone arch viaduct which was built to carry the Zig Zag Railway line across the Knapsack Gully.

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