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Best walking locations in and around Piccadilly

Category: fitness

Now that the temperature has dropped it’s the perfect time to rug up and get outdoors. Staying active is so important in the cooler months for your physical wellbeing and one of the easiest ways to get moving is by walking. Out amongst nature you can reset, recharge and reconnect and we've discovered the best walking tracks in and around Stockland Balgowlah for you to discover on your next outdoor adventure. 

Here are five walking trails around the Sydney CBD you can explore during your lunch break or before work. These trails are aimed to be shorter with pit stops in mind so you can enjoy your lunch!


Hermitage Foreshore Walk, Rose Bay

This quick and easy trail entails a range of pit-stops where you can have a picnic enjoying the views of the harbour. Along the trail you can expect to see views of the Harbour Bridge and Shark Island. Don’t forget to bring your swimmers and sunscreen for a dip!

Location: Sydney Harbour National Park

Getting there: Hermitage Foreshore track begins at Nielsen Park, Vaucluse. Turn left into Vaucluse Road and turn into Greycliffe Avenue

Distance: 1.8km one way

Time: 30 minutes-1 hour

Find more information here: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/hermitage-foreshore-track


Circular Quay to Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden

Haven’t had the chance to explore Sydney as much as you’d hoped to? Stretch your legs out with this walk and enjoy lunch and a sun bathe at these popular hot-spots. This walk can be spread out on various days depending on how much time you have. Sit by the wharf and watch ferries cruise by as you enjoy your lunch in the sun. Following the water’s edge at Circular Quay, you will arrive at the Royal Botanic Gardens where you can sit and enjoy your lunch with the relaxing scenery.

Location: Sydney

Getting there: Circular Quay is a short light rail or bus away from Sydney CBD

Time: 30 minutes-1 hour

Pram and wheelchair friendly: yes

Find more information here: https://www.sydney.com.au/day1.htm



Kirribilli to Lavender Bay Walk

This walk is perfect if you’re time conscious but need to step outside to de-stress. You can expect to take in amazing, picturesque scenery at Lavender Bay and if you’re looking to spend some extra time, visit Wendy Whitley’s Secret Garden. Sculptures are scattered around the park and you will have a spectacular view over the harbour.

Location: Sydney

Getting there: start at Jeffery Street, Kirribilli ferry station and follow the foreshore of the harbour

Time: 30-minutes

Find more information here: https://www.sydney.com.au/kirribilli-to-lavender-bay.htm


Hyde Park

Hyde Park is a short walk from Sydney CBD and is pram and wheelchair accessible. Take a stroll around Hyde Park to discover several monuments such as the Archibald Fountain. Grab a seat on a bench or on the grass to soak up the sun, whilst you grab a bite and enjoy the greenery.

Location: Sydney

Time: 30 minutes-1 hour

Find more information here: https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/explore/facilities/parks/major-parks/hyde-park


Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo Reserve is the Sydney Harbour’s newest walk and is excellent for walking enthusiasts because of its open space. Spend your lunch with a picnic, or cycle through the reserve and enjoy the open space. Be sure to check out the Wulugul Walk and the Stargazer Lawn. The Wulugul Walk is an easy stroll along the harbour foreshore with uninterrupted views of the water.

Location: Barangaroo

Getting there: Barangaroo is a short walk from Wynyard station. Public transport is recommended.

Time: 30-minutes

Pram and wheelchair friendly: yes

Find more information here: https://www.barangaroo.com/see-and-do/things-to-do/itineraries/walking-and-wheels/



How many walks have you ticked off? Stretch your legs and get a buddy on-board because walking with a friend is a social adventure! There is so much to see and do at each garden, reserve or park that your social calendar will be filled for weeks to come. Want to discover other activities to keep you busy while in isolation? Head straight to our Belong hub and get reading!  


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