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 because of 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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Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk in Palm Beach

Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk in Palm Beach

The Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk is a popular hiking trail in Barrenjoey Headland, the northernmost part of Palm Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches region.

There are two walking tracks that go all the way up to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse on top of the hill from where you can enjoy stunning ocean views.

Looking across Pittwater to the west, you can spot the West Head Lookout, another beautiful place to visit for the best panoramic views.

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Discover Balls Head Reserve and Waverton Peninsula Reserve

Balls Head Reserve and Waverton Peninsula Reserve

Balls Head Reserve in the Sydney lower north shore is a true bushland oasis overlooking the beautiful Sydney Harbour.

The reserve is home to a number of different bush walking tracks that combine natural beauty with great views across Sydney Harbour, taking in the CBD skyline, the Harbour Bridge, Goat Island and surrounding peninsulas.

Next door neighbour Waverton Peninsula Reserve is a must-visit too, as its rich history, serene walking trails and panoramic views will not disappoint.

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Maitland Bay Track in Bouddi National Park

Maitland Bay Track in Bouddi National Park

The Maitland Bay track is a short but steep bushwalk in Bouddi National Park that winds its way down from the Information Centre to the stunning beach of Maitland Bay.

Be mesmerised by the beauty of the national park as you hike through the rainforest all the way to the yellow sand of Maitland Bay. Stroll along the beach to Bouddi Point and discover some of the remains of an old shipwreck.

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15 Best Blue Mountains Walks

Best Blue Mountains walks
Looking for the best hikes in the Blue Mountains?
We have outlined the 15 best walking tracks in the Blue Mountains, from short family-friendly trails, to challenging multi-day bushwalks.

The Blue Mountains is a true paradise for bushwalkers, with literally hundreds of beautiful hikes to choose from. Some of these tracks have been around for more than a century, while others have only been opened to the public in recent years.

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