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11 Best Walks in Sydney


Exploring Sydney's 11 best walks

Sydney is a walker's paradise, the perfect city to explore on foot with lots of walking tracks around the Harbour and beaches. The walks I have highlighted here show the best of our city.

These walks offer amazing views - lots of those picture postcard type you imagine when you think of Sydney. Each walk can be reached by public transport and offers something unique... best of all they are free!

Along with suggestions I have included links to walking maps, top photo spots and transport information.

All the images below were taken by either myself or my friends who have given me permission to use them here. Please contact me if you would like to use any of them.

A beautiful harbour walk through the Botanic Gardens

Mrs Macquaries point at the far end of the Royal Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to get your Iconic Sydney shot

Mrs Macquaries point at the far end of the Royal Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to get your Iconic Sydney shot

This is my favourite welcome to Sydney walk. It allows you to approach the Opera House and Harbour via the Royal Botanic Gardens and is a really breathtaking way to get your first glimpse of theses icons. To do this route justice you could take a whole day and explore all the attractions on the way but if time is tight you could do it in an hour or two.

I like to begin this walk at Hyde Park where you can see the famous Archibald Fountain and St Mary's Cathedral before heading down Art Gallery Road past the Art Gallery of NSW to Mrs Macquarie's Point. Hyde Park is named after Hyde Park in London and was the home of Australia's first racecourse. At the southern end of the park is the War Memorial.

The Art Gallery is free and has a great collection of Australian Art - Check out Brett Whitley's painting "Balcony" and John Olsen's "5 Bells" my 2 personal favourites. There is also a very good collection of Aboriginal works.

Continue down Art Gallery road along the edge of the garden - but do not enter. On your right is the Boy Charlton Pool, a beautiful swimming pool that has recently been refurbished and is a great place for a swim in the city.

At the end of the road is Mrs Macquarie's point and the place where the image above was taken. There is a rock ledge in the shape of a chair here (look right on the point) which is actually where the wife of Governor Macquarie sat watching the ocean waiting for boats to arrive from England. It's about a 15 min walk from the gallery to the point.

After you have take lots of photos head into the gardens and follow the sea wall around to the Opera House. If you have time to explore the gardens - the Cadi Jam Ora: First Encounters garden is worth a visit. See my Aboriginal Sydney page for more information about the First encounters garden and the Aboriginal art at the NSW Gallery.

Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Walk - The perfect way to spend a sunny Sydney day

Part of the track between Bondi and Bronte Beaches

Part of the track between Bondi and Bronte Beaches

This is an easy 2 hour walk covering about 6km in total. If that sounds like too much you can choose to break the walk earlier at Bronte Beach which is about 1.5km or 45 minutes along the track. Bronte is a great place for a BBQ with coin operated BBQs and little huts to dine in.

Begin the walk in either Bondi or Coogee. If you finish in Coogee you can visit one of the many restaurants on Coogee Bay Road or have a picnic in the park at the beach. If you do the walk in reverse you can finish with a drink at the swanky Bondi Icebergs Club or take a swim on Australia's most iconic beach.

Bondi and Coogee are both easily reached by public transport. Buses 333, 380, 381 (to Bondi) leave from the City or Bondi Junction train station. You can find more information about these buses by visiting Transport Infoline website or phoning 131500

The walk begins from the southern end of the beach near the Bondi Icebergs Club and the track follows the coastline past Tamarama (known locally as Glamarama because of the beautiful sunbathers that frequent the beach) to Bronte Beach.

If you are too tired or too hot to continue Bronte offers some great cafes and gas BBQs in the park behind the beach. Buses leave from here back to Bondi Junction and to the city.

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After a rest, and perhaps a quick swim (make sure you follow the rules and swim between the flags as this beach can have very strong rips) continue from the southern end of the beach to Coogee. You can read more about the sights along the walk on this Bondi Coastal Walk

information page.

Dover Heights to Watson's Bay - Fish and chips and a beer with a view of Sydney Harbour

Watson's Bay from the wharf towards Doyle's famous seafood restaurant

Watson's Bay from the wharf towards Doyle's famous seafood restaurant

This walk takes you along the cliff tops facing the Pacific Ocean to Watson's Bay. There is the 3km official Federation Cliff walk and then another 2kms to finish up at Watson's Bay. From here you can take a ferry back across the harbour.

Before you do you might want to have a beer in the Watsons Bay Hotel or try some fresh seafood at Doyles. The Doyle family have been selling seafood from this location since 1845. They have 2 outlets... the restaurant overlooking the beach and a takeaway and cafe on the wharf.

The pub also offers bbq food and burgers and has a great beer garden overlooking the harbour. If funds are tight there is a lovely shaded park by the beach where you can have a picnic.

Getting here

Take a 380 bus from the City or Bondi Junction train station

Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay and do the walk in reverse

Once you get to Watsons Bay you can continue round to South Head and the lighthouse. There is also a nude beach - Lady Bay - and the tiny little Camp Cove Beach which is great for small kids.

Exploring The Rocks and the Harbour's Edge - Step back in time and explore "old" Sydney


This walk takes an average of 3 hours but really it depends on the time you have available and your interest in history.

Begin at Circular Quay; if you take the train to Circular Quay make sure you check out the view from the platform. I am sure this has to be the best train station with a view in the world.

Ok now it's on to "The Rocks"... The Rocks is historic Sydney at its best. It's home to our oldest building, some great food like Sailor's Thai or Rockpool and plenty of places for a drink with a view.

You can download a free map or call in at the Sydney visitors centre

Corner of Argyle and Playfair streets Sydney

Open daily: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Must sees for me are:

Susannah Place - a historic trust property featuring 4 homes in an original terrace each as it was in a different decade.

The Rocks Discovery Museum - Free- small but interesting history of the Rocks

Glenmore Hotel - rooftop bar

The Puppet shop - if you are travelling with kids this is a must see

The Argyle Bar - The place to be seen in the Rocks... beautifully restored old warehouse

The view from Observatory Hill

There are lots of tours available in the area including a Ghost tour, a pub tour and one I have done and really enjoyed the Sydney Photography Tour

If you want more continue under the Bridge to Walsh bay and explore this old harbour wharves. Buses 431 and 433 head back to the city from the George St near Lower Fort St

Over the Top or Across the Harbour Bridge - Two ways to walk the "Coat hanger"

Tourism Australia Bridgeclimb image

Tourism Australia Bridgeclimb image

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, sometimes referred to as the coat-hanger, is one of the most iconic Sydney images and a walk over the bridge is a must for visitors.

There are 2 ways to walk over our most famous bridge

1. Scale the top with Bridge climb - expensive yes but worth every cent

2. Take the budget or acrophobic's way - a walk up the Harbour Bridge southern pylon lookout and then a stroll across the pedestrian footpath.

Either way the view is great!

Image used with permission - Tourism Australia

Sydney Harbour Pylon

Sydney Harbour Pylon

For the rest of us you can get a sky high view from the south east pylon... for under $10 you can climb the 200 stairs to the top of the pylon for an amazing view and 3 levels of information about the bridge and it's history. From The Rocks, look for the stairs located near Gloucester St and Cumberland St.

The walk across the bridge takes approx 15 mins - a Bridgeclimb about 3 hours and costs between $200 and $400 depending on the time of day you choose.

You can combine this with the Lavender Bay and Secret Garden walk that starts at the northern side of the bridge.

Apologies for the quality of this photo - It was taken on my i-phone.

A Natural Bush land track along Sydney Harbour - Big walk but well worth the effort for breathtaking Sydney views

The views along the walk are breathtaking

The views along the walk are breathtaking

This walk is 9km long with sections ranging from an easy stroll to a medium grade walk. There are very few shops along the track so make sure you take along drinking water. A hat and sunscreen are also recommended. The complete walk takes approx 4 hours.

You can begin at either end - beginning at Manly is easier to follow but if you have already printed out the map (linked below) then beginning at the Spit Bridge means you finish up at Manly with it's cafes, restaurants and bars. You can also head back across the Harbour via the Manly ferry, a perfect way to end the day.

Buses for the Spit Bridge leave from Railway Square (near Central Station) or Wynyard Station. Buses to most of the Northern Beaches stop at the bridge - be sure to ask the driver before boarding. Any bus that lists Palm Beach, Manly or Dee Why as the destination usually stop at the Spit Bridge.

Must see points include:

Fairfax lookout

Grotto Point - Aboriginal engravings

Reef or Forty Baskets beach - for a swim

This Sydney Harbour National Parks brochure has lots more detail

Walk from Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach - Millions dollar views and homes


This walk is about 6km long and if you do it at an average pace will take you about 2 hours. You can also choose to finish the walk at the 4km point at Chowder Bay and backtrack to the wharf to return home.

While the usual place to begin this walk is from the wharf at Taronga Zoo If you have a little more energy or want to make it a full day walk you can begin at Cremorne Point wharf.

Highlights here are the views over Taylors Bay, Clifton Gardens and Chowder Bay. In summer Chowder Bay is a great beach to sunbathe or have a picnic and game of Frisbee. There is also a nice restaurant Ripples at Chowder Bay you might like to visit.

If you want to continue to Balmoral it's about another 2km or 40 mins walk. Balmoral is one of the nicest harbour beaches and is home to the highly respected Bathers Pavilion Restaurant and the slightly cheaper Bathers Pavilion Cafe.

From Balmoral Beach you can catch the 238 bus back from Raglan St back to Taronga Wharf or a bus directly to the city.

Walk Darling Harbour and the Fish Markets - Wildlife, Maritime History, Chinese Gardens and the Sydney Fish Market!

Looking across Darling Harbour towards Cockle Bay - taken by my friend Xevi

Looking across Darling Harbour towards Cockle Bay - taken by my friend Xevi

Begin this walk at the Entertainment Centre monorail or the Paddy's Market light rail stop. Resist Chinatown for another time and follow the signs to Darling Harbour... First stop is the Chinese Gardens (entry $6) once inside it's hard to believe you are in the middle of a busy city. The garden has a cafe for tea or you might like to dress in traditional costume and have your photo taken. You can download the free self guided audio tour of the Chinese Gardens from the Darling Harbour website.

After exploring the garden continue to Cockle Bay and walk over the Pyrmont Bridge. If you wish you could visit the Sydney Aquarium and Australian Wildlife World (not free). On the other side of the bridge is the Australian Maritime Museum (free entry but charges for some exhibits).

From here it is just a 750 metre walk down Union St & Miller St to the Sydney Fish Market. Once at the market you can have lunch in one of the seafood cafes or grab some fresh seafood for a picnic in one of the nearby parks.

If the markets is not your thing you might like The Star Casino - which has a buffet full of prawns and plenty of activities to part you with your money!

After lunch catch the light rail back to Central Station or a bus to the centre of the city.

Along the Harbour's Northern foreshore - Luna Park, the pool with a view and Wendy's Secret Garden

Wendy's Garden at Lavender Bay

Wendy's Garden at Lavender Bay

The feature of this walk is the secret little garden at Lavender Bay. To get to the starting point take the train to Milson's Point Station or a ferry from Circular Quay to the Milson's Point Wharf.

Once you arrive the decisions begin, you could:

Visit the North Sydney Olympic Pool for a swim with a view.

Try out the rides at Luna Park- entry is free - you just pay for the rides you choose or follow the harbour edge round the Lavender Bay walk to Clark Park and the secret garden. The secret Garden is a beautiful place for a picnic. There are nooks and crannies to find your own little piece of shade. We are indebted to Wendy for building and maintaining the amazing garden. It is such a serene spot to take some time out.

This side of the Bridge is also a good place to take a nice photo with the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in the same shot. You can catch a ferry back to Circular Quay or better still Darling Harbour from Luna Park Whaft or walk back to Milson's Point Station for a train across the bridge.

Berry Island Reserve - Aboriginal engravings and weekend jazz right in Sydney Harbour

Berry Island walking track

Berry Island walking track

The highlight here is the Gadyan Bush Track, a peaceful and picturesque 20 min walk that includes informative signs detailing the local Aboriginal history. There are examples of rock art and also Aboriginal middens. It's an easy train ride from the city and only a 10 minute walk down from the station making it a perfect bushwalk for visitors to Sydney.

Palm Beach and Barrenjoey Lighthouse - The "home" of Home and Away

Palm Beach is home to Home and Away

Palm Beach is home to Home and Away

This is a pretty big day out and best saved for a nice sunny weekend. If you do not have a car take the L90 bus from Wynyard Station - it's a 41km trip but this is a limited stops bus and a really scenic journey. Palm Beach is the setting for outdoor filming for the Australian soap opera Home and Away.

It's also home to some beautiful beach hideaways and the Barrenjoey Lighthouse. The lighthouse can be toured on Sundays. The walk to the lighthouse is about 2.5km long and takes a little over an hour and a half. After walking along the beach you have a bit of a climb for about 0.5 km. This walk is not suitable for the disabled or the elderly. Make sure you leave time to return before sunset because it can be quite challenging finding your way back in the dark!

If you are not keen to walk to the lighthouse head off to the south around the rocks to see some great carvings and a nice rock pool for swimming.

One must see is the Bible Garden - It's a Christian garden built to allow quiet contemplations with free entry. It's the only place to get that amazing view in the photo above. The walk to the garden is about 1km from the bus stop. The street address is 6a Mitchell Road, Palm Beach.

Two other attractions you might like to explore are the ferries that leave from Palm Beach area. There is the Palm Beach ferry to the Basin or the Hawkesbury river cruise to Patonga

Find maps and more information online

  • Walking Coastal Sydney
    On this website you will find maps for all the coastal walks from Palm Beach to Cronulla.
  • Walking Sydney Harbour
    Download detailed maps of all the walks round Sydney Harbour including the full Habour Circle Walk
  • Sydney Harbour Trust
    Details of walking tracks on Cockatoo Island, North Head and other harbour locations
  • Sydney Harbour National Park
    How to visit areas of the park along with details of guided tours and downloads.
  • Sydney City Library
    Visit the free public library for internet access and to browse the bookshelves for guides of Sydney
  • Sydney City Councils Historical Sydney Walks
    Download one of the PDF guides and MP3 commentaries for these walks produced by Sydney City Council. You can also pick up these brochures at tourism offices and the Sydney city library

Helpful items for walking Sydney

What's your favourite Sydney walk?


Check out a video of "I'm free walking tours"

Have you been to Sydney yet?

Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on December 15, 2017:

Sydney looks so gorgeous!

Maggie42 on April 16, 2014:

This is a great info on walks in Sydney glad to say I've done most of them it's truly a beautiful city and these walks cost next to nothing to do so long as you don't stop to often to eat - great for tourist and locals thanks

anonymous on November 25, 2013:

very beautiful!

socialcx1 on August 06, 2013:

I have been fortunate to have done most of these walks with friends that live in Sydney. Love your lens

fcinternetmarketing on July 08, 2013:


SparkleNZ on June 06, 2013:

I intend to do the Berry Island walk one day! Wouldn't have known about it except for your lens :-)

inspirationalmo on April 09, 2013:

I went on the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb and the view from the top was amazing.

campervan_man on February 25, 2013:

There is also a cool little walk from Neilsen Park in Vaucluse to Milk Beach. Its only but the views are spectacular and Milk beach is cool little secluded beach to sunbake on.

InSearchOf LM on February 24, 2013:

I've always wanted to visit and hopefully will one day and get to try these walks. You have excellent information here and stunning photos. Thank you for sharing.

Aunt-Mollie on February 24, 2013:

You live in a beautiful country!

justramblin on February 23, 2013:

Oh this is wonderful. What a fantastic city. thanks for the tour

Neil Spencer from uk on January 01, 2013:

Great lens very well thought up. Keep up these great lenses :-)

Stephanie from Canada on December 27, 2012:

I got to do some of these while I was there--great suggestions! My favourite was the Botanic Gardens.

Barbara Radisavljevic from Paso Robles, CA on December 18, 2012:

OK. I'm ready to pack my bags. Photo walks are my favorite recreational activity. These look enticing.

traveller27 on December 18, 2012:

Love the pics - makes me want to go; but Australia is quite a ways away for me.

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on December 18, 2012:

How delightful! I am fascinated by Australia as a result of our wonderful Australian lensmasters and lenses like this one. I haven't been to Sydney and doubt I'll ever go, but a virtual tour like this one suits me just fine!

Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on December 18, 2012:

I have always wanted to visit Australia and this lens about Sydney makes me want to even more. Your image of Berry Island reminds me of the Amalfi Coast in Italy. What a beautiful city! Thank you for the virtual tour. I can hardly wait to visit there someday.

Squid Angel Blessed!

GramaBarb from Vancouver on December 01, 2012:

I would love to go to Sidney! And now after reading your lens - I really, really want to go :)

UrbanTG LM on November 22, 2012:

Very useful

anonymous on November 21, 2012:

No, never been, even though I only lived 'across the ditch'. Have many friends who have been to Sydney and said it is a wonderful city to visit. I would love to see it one day. Your photographs are beautiful and show some wonderful places to explore.

bgassociate on November 19, 2012:

Wow. Nice!

NushH32 on November 14, 2012:

One of my favourite places in the world

sydneydryclean on November 12, 2012:

Nice lens guyz

kopox on November 03, 2012:

not yet, but looking forward to...

TravelEase on October 30, 2012:

I love Australia and the walks featured are really beautiful.

Susan R. Davis from Vancouver on October 16, 2012:

No, but after seeing these pictures, I sure want to go.

EbooksFreeWeekl1 on September 22, 2012:

Thanks for bringing Sydney Australia into our home in such tangible view. Great lens emerald125! :)

OrlandoTipster on September 19, 2012:

Pretty scenic!

Thanks for sharing

dannybg on September 17, 2012:

Excellent lens. There really are some great walks to enjoy along the coast.

Anthony Altorenna from Connecticut on August 23, 2012:

Sydney looks like such a beautiful city, and I hope to see it for myself someday....

srsddn lm on August 22, 2012:

Sydney seems to be a great place. Beautiful beaches and others spots can make memorable walks. Depicted well on the lens. I wish I could a chance sooner than later.

eTravelSense on August 09, 2012:

lovely detailed lens

msseiboi on August 06, 2012:

Amazing and cool pics

antoniow on July 20, 2012:

Fantastic lens, well done!

Paula Morgan (author) from Sydney Australia on July 14, 2012:

@MartieG: Let me know Survivoryea if you need any planning help... I also have a blog called that you might find useful

Paula Morgan (author) from Sydney Australia on July 14, 2012:

@tonyplaysthemambo: I hope you get to tick it off one day Tony!

MartieG aka 'survivoryea' from Jersey Shore on July 14, 2012:


MartieG aka 'survivoryea' from Jersey Shore on July 14, 2012:

Not yet but we are planning a trip!

tonyplaysthemambo on July 13, 2012:

No, but it's on my bucket list! I hope to be taking these walks and many more in Australia when I go there eventually!

Rankography on July 10, 2012:

Great lens. I have never been to Australia but I definitely want to go. Blessings to you.

anonymous on July 03, 2012:

I haven't yet ! But hope someday I will visit there, Nice lens !

anonymous on June 24, 2012:

Never but I dream to visit Sydney. Some day I'll make it and then I'll walk by your itineraries or I'll use some Sydney trip planner online.

Mandy Stradley from Riverton, Utah on June 15, 2012:

I would love to visit someday! For now I will enjoy the beautiful pictures!

cmadden on May 24, 2012:

No, but would love to go! Very nice lens.

jayceehaynes on May 16, 2012:

A beautiful city..nice lens :)

RedShoesGirl on May 06, 2012:

it is such a beautiful city.i wish i'll take a walk someday :)

daveperrymedia on May 03, 2012:

Really nice article. The Bondi to Coogee walk is my favourite in Sydney. Check out my page, which is all about the History of Bondi;

MindPowerProofs1 on March 31, 2012:

Not yet but as soon as possible. I like traveling and I am more interested in the nature than city structure. Thanks for the advices

grega85 on March 21, 2012:

thanks for sharing :) fantastic lens :)

tcorbs on March 15, 2012:

Really nice lens! I haven't been to Sydney yet but hope to go soon. When I go I will travel by train. I want to go on a backpacking adventure.

ShazTapp on February 29, 2012:

What an excellent lens! I live in Newcastle and never knew there were so many wonderful walks waiting for me in the big smoke. Thanks for the info, I'll make good use of it in the future!

williemack58 on February 14, 2012:

Not yet, God willing I will make the trip. This lens is wonderful you have given some great tips, and have encouraged me to may it happen.

anonymous on February 14, 2012:

Great lens.thanks

andreablogger on February 09, 2012:

Just perfect for business and pleasure. Will surely add this on my bucketlist

Angela F from Seattle, WA on January 27, 2012:

I think I just bumped Sydney a little further up on the bucket list now! Great lens

niceman91 lm on January 15, 2012:

I've never been there yet.But I think I want plan a vacation to go there next year.thanks for some insight :)

itgraphix on December 30, 2011:

May I add Oxford Street and King X for nighttime. Great lens. Lot of good memories in Sydney!

anonymous on November 29, 2011:

No doubt, Sydney is one of the nicest place on earth to visit....

anonymous on November 19, 2011:

haven't been to Sydney but I sure enjoyed your writing and neat places to site see, thank you.

Richard from Surrey, United Kingdom on October 15, 2011:

Travelling to Sydney is one of those things I my bucket list :)

joaniecarney on October 11, 2011:

Try to see the Blue Mountains Sydney. It is worth seeing.

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on October 09, 2011:

Yay! This is exactly what I need. I am headed to Syndey for the first time in a few weeks for a long weekend. Was shocked by the hotel prices. I think I will print this lens and bring it along :) Blessed by an angel from across the ditch who is on a travel quest :)

CherylsArt on October 09, 2011:

Looks like such a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing.

royalnewton on September 20, 2011:

Sydney is an expensive place to travel. Will visit in the future. Thank you for sharing the beautiful info.

dahlia369 on August 05, 2011:

Nicely done and great resource. Made me really want to take all those walks. Blessed! :)

anonymous on July 09, 2011:

Wow. Great and beautiful lens about Walks in Sydney! Thanks.

eshorad on June 15, 2011:

WöW!!! this is awesome!!! super cool pics! dying to go there and walk the walk!! greetings! xD

SayGuddaycom on June 07, 2011:

Gudday! the bridge walk is excellent. Highly recommended. Plus, Robert De Niro has done it! You can't get a better recommendation that that.

Kimberly Hiller from Chicago on April 07, 2011:

I am going to be attending school in Sydney starting in July. I am kind of nervous going over there since I know only a few details about Australia. Your pictures are beautiful, and I know I will have a lot of time to see the places you were talking about. Great information! Thanks for making me feel less nervous.

Bella Stella on April 04, 2011:

I have never been there but the photos you have posted in your lens make Sydney look really attractive. I would love to do the bridge climbing! This is a really beautiful lens!

I am currently trying to complete a project with the museums of Greece. I would appreciate it if you stopped there for a while leaving your opinion comments and it would be very important for me if you liked it. Here is my lens .

Bella Stella on April 04, 2011:

I have never been there but the photos you have posted in your lens make Sydney look really attractive. I would love to do the bridge climbing! This is a really beautiful lens!

I am currently trying to complete a project with the museums of Greece. I would appreciate it if you stopped there for a while leaving your opinion comments and it would be very important for me if you liked it. Here is my lens .

jolou on April 01, 2011:

Love all your beautiful photos and descriptions of the walks. Very well done.

Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on April 01, 2011:

I have not been to Sydney yet but to be able to see it through these walks would be a lovely way to go. I'm not much of a shopper when I travel so to see nature and sight-seeing.

jackieb99 on March 24, 2011:

I would love to go to Sydney!

elyria on March 18, 2011:

I missed bridge climb walk due to rain when I was in Sydney, but on my next trip I definitely would love to do it! Great Lens!

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on February 28, 2011:

This is a very enjoyable lens.... looks like a lot of work must have gone into it. Nice job!

anonymous on February 23, 2011:

Great lens

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on February 04, 2011:

This was my first 'tour' in your fantastic series of Australian tours. I've loved them all. You are a terrific 'guide'. This lens has been 'featured on' and 'lensrolled to' my "SquidAngel Blessings by an Elf" lens. :-)

Spook LM on February 04, 2011:

I was there this time last year for the first time and loved it. Have mentioned elsewhere a couple of the places you mentioned here. Excellent lens and thanks for the memories.

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on January 26, 2011:

I've never been to Sydney, or any of Australia for that matter ... yet. But this is my favorite way to see and experience anywhere I go: on foot.

Paula Morgan (author) from Sydney Australia on January 22, 2011:

@Pixelrage LM: It's over before you know it. I flew 22 hours to Rome last year and the discomfort of the plane ride is kinda like childbirth - quickly forgotten when you see what's in front of you.

Mark N on January 22, 2011:

A wonderful geo-local lens, great job. Something about that picture you took with the sunglass lens was very unique to me. Would love to visit Australia, I just don't know if I can handle such a long flight...the 6 hour trip to California was barely doable for me :(

jojokaya lm on January 21, 2011:

I am sure will love Sydney..great lens

Katherine Tyrrell from London on January 17, 2011:

Gosh that brought back vivid memories of visiting Sydney! What a great lens.

I'm bookmarking this one for future reference for when I go to visit my sister and friends!

poppy mercer from London on December 24, 2010:

I walk in the English West Country which is all moors, hills, crags ,sheep and buzzards. Bondi beach looks like a lovely alternative.

TWOnline2 on December 10, 2010:

i've never been to sydney but it appears that the Milson's Point to Lavender Bay Walk is a pretty one

TWOnline2 on December 10, 2010:

it's interesting how many walks include the opera house

snazzy lm on December 09, 2010:

Love Balmoral beach, was just there last weekend. Great beach for kids:-)

HubLens Admin on December 09, 2010:

This great lens makes me miss Sidney! Thanks for a walk down the memoryy lane.

CannyGranny on December 09, 2010:

I've made some notes for a Sydney walk or two. Love the Chinese gardens

Sherry Venegas from La Verne, CA on November 29, 2010:

I should go there someday. Hope your writing comes with ease for your Giant Quest.

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on November 23, 2010:

It's a beautiful city and I love it. I've lensrolled this to My First Day in Australia.

dustytoes on November 21, 2010:

I love your photos and all this information will be very helpful for anyone planning to visit beautiful Sydney!

kimmanleyort on November 19, 2010:

Hi Paula, just letting you know that this lens is featured today on Squidoo Lens Reviews. Stop by and pick up a badge if you'd like -

Also spreading a little angel dust on my way out.

malloryjane on November 17, 2010:

I was in Sydney earlier this year and in late 2009 - I loved it! I've completed a few of these walks..I especially liked Bondi-Coogee when the Sculptures by the Sea was on! Great guide for those planning on visiting Sydney!

anonymous on November 13, 2010:

This is beautiful and inviting! Congratualtions on your second place in Fresh Squids, that's quite an accomplishement ~ and a purple star, how wonderful for you! I wonder if you have a favorite walk, I would love to try all of them one day. You have me thinking of the bridge at sunrise!

Carol from Arkansas on November 06, 2010:

Congratulations on winning 2nd place on the Fresh Squids contest. Excellent lens full of fascinating information. I hope I get to travel to Sydney one day and if I do, I'll use your lens as a guide!

ZablonMukuba on November 03, 2010:

i love sydnet australia, its one of my favorite places to go to

Paula Morgan (author) from Sydney Australia on November 02, 2010:

@Pete Schultz: Thanks Pete and Wednesday - I would love to host a squids visit Sydney event one day.. get you all over here to have a look around!

Pete Schultz on November 02, 2010:

This is a great lens, and deserving of winning in Fresh Squids. I enjoyed visiting Sydney through your eyes. Should I get the chance, I will take some of these walks....excluding the high bridge thing, I kind of like ground under my feet.

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