Best Walking Trails & Spots in Southern Sydney

The walks that are south of the Harbour Bridge are dominated by harbour views, ancient landscapes, and traces of Indigenous arts. Thankfully, there are plenty of tracks in Southern Sydney that are full of gorgeous sights. Let’s check them out.

  1. The Coast Track

Arguably one of the most famous overnight tracks in Sydney, The Coast Track takes you from Bundeena to Otford. Along this 26km track, you will be blessed with coastal lookouts, swimming spots, abundant wildlife, and whale watching spots (shame April isn’t whale watching season!). The entire track is a part of the Royal National Park, which is the oldest national park in Australia (did you know that?). But don’t worry, you can do various sections of the track if you don’t have the time/energy to complete 26km. A popular section is Bundeena to the Wedding Cake Rock. Another one that’s popular is from the Garawarra Farm carpark to the Figure Eight Pools. Your choices are endless, really!

  • Forest Path

If you don’t feel like a coastal track, then Forest Path might be your answer! It’s an easy (and short!) walk inside the deep forest, and you’d wander through rivers and creeks and palms and lilies. 

  • Kurnell

Kurnell is in the southern parts of Kamay Botany Bay National Park. It’s also probably one of the best places in Sydney for whale watching (again, it’s such a shame April is not whale watching season!). But did you know that Kurnell was included in the National Heritage list in 2004? We won’t tell you why, as you should visit and learn yourself!

  • Watsons Bay to Hornby Lighthouse

Watsons Bay is a popular spot to enjoy the beautiful harbour views (while munching on some fish and chips, of course). But why not combine your day out with a short walk as well? This walk is not only beautiful, but also has a lot of historical significance as you’d walk through a cannon, the lightkeepers’ cottage , and of course, the famous red and white lighthouse.

  • Hermitage Foreshore Walk 

This is another walk that will bless you with beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. You’ll walk through some secluded beaches, and most likely without any crowds. How lucky are we to have views like this whilst being so close to the city?

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