The Nicest Walks In Sydney

The Nicest Walks In Sydney
Go-To HQ is craving a really relaxed and indulgent summer break. So we’re just gonna assume you are too. And once you close the laptop you might need some inspo on where to go and what to do. Consider this your guide to having a crackin’ time on home turf, specifically Sydney (the city we know best). Because not everyone is drinking hot cocoa by the fire in Banff. 

Not much can match the serenity of a good, long walk. Coffee in hand. Going it solo. Or catching up with a friend. Thankfully Sydney has a breadth of bush/boardwalks so you can catch some fresh air and bask in the sunshine while you have zero responsibilities. Find a few faces from Go-To HQ pounding the pavement at these iconic spots. 

“You can pick and choose any part of the Spit Bridge to Manly walk and I promise you'll be in awe of the beautiful views, Australian landscape and turquoise blue beach spots. If you decide to do the whole trek, what better way to end the walk than with an Aperol Spritz from one of the many bars, restaurants or pubs in Manly.” Ailish, Marketing Coordinator 

“Sydney has so many stunning coastal walks it's hard to pick one, but Rose Bay to Watsons Bay is definitely up there. The views are unbeatable and you can reward yourself with a drink at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel when you're done. The best thing? No need to retrace your steps (if you don’t want to), just get the ferry back to Rose Bay!” Andrea, Digital And Ecommerce Manager

“I second Ailish on this one. Unbeatable.” Bella, Digital Content Manager

“A big time favourite of mine would have to be the walk from Maroubra through Malabar Headland National Park*. There's plenty of beautiful native bush, a whole lot of water views AND it doesn't get as busy as the Bondi to Coogee walk. You can reward yourself post-walk/run with a coffee and pastry from the Grumpy Baker and a dip at Mahon Pool!”  Cynthia, Performance Marketing Lead

*The eastern section of the walk is closed when the adjacent ANZAC Rifle Range is in use so be sure to check if it's open on the NSW National Park website before you go! 

“Someone's gotta say it.. the Bondi to Coogee walk. A classic. Scenic views, ample coffee stops along the way, and taking in some of the most iconic beaches Sydney has to offer. Plus the Cloey [for us non locals, that’s short for Clovelly] bowling club offers some cheap schooners for those who get a bit thirsty.” Gee, Ecommerce Specialist

“I second Andrea on the heritage walk from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay. Otherwise, my second go-to is right on my doorstep. Starting at King Street Wharf, walk around Barangaroo, to the Rocks for the weekend markets and people watching, q quick pit stop at Opera Bar and then into the Botanical Gardens and up to the Art Gallery.” Jacky, Head Of Finance  

“Start at The Butler and walk through Woolloomooloo (make sure you remark on how fun it is to say Woolloomooloo) and walk around to Mrs Macquarie's Chair. The most special views of Sydney Harbour, perfect to wow out of town visitors and remind yourself that Sydney is very, very pretty.” Jess, Group Marketing Manager

“Branching out from Sydney here to trek it south towards Wollongong. If you jump off the train at Coalcliff station you're very near the start of an epic bushwalking track called Wodi Wodi. It'll wind up and around the headlands, above Sea Cliff Bridge, and take you 14kms south to Sublime Point Lookout. Climb down the mountain and finish off the 3 hour jaunt with a swim and fish and chips at Austinmer Beach. A delicious day all round!” Maddie, Brand Content Executive

“I can't go past Centennial Park, it's a favourite of most Sydneysiders for a reason. Whether I'm meeting a friend for a coffee and walk, heading on a run or sitting down for a picnic, this park has it all. There are so many hidden areas and spots throughout, so you can always discover new routes or spots to sit down and relax by the various lakes. Watch out for the geese!” Nicole, PR And Partnerships Manager

“Clontarf reserve. Large grassy reserve to take in the view of the Spit. Excellent playground and netted pool (perfect for kiddies) to cool down, or try your hand at paddle boarding.” Susana, Quality Assurance Manager 

“As a self-proclaimed hot girl walk-er this is tough! I'm staying local and locking in Rushcutters Bay. Harbour bridge views, coffee, the best sweet and savoury treats from Marta and cute dogs galore, you can't beat it.” Tahneika, Influencers And PR Coordinator