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Bondi Beach is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s most famous destinations and is popular with visitors and locals all year round. Best known for its turquoise...

Sydney Parks

Sydney is home to more than 400 parks and green spaces where the public can retreat and unwind.

A number of these spaces are award-winning parks that have long provided both locals and visitors with a chance to enjoy the tranquillity Sydney has to offer away from all the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Sydney Parks – Best Dog & Nice Big Kids Parks For a Picnic & With a BBQ




Hyde Park is one of the most popular parks in Sydney, in part because it is the country’s oldest public parkland. With more than 15 hectares of open spaces right in the city, there is every reason to explore this wonderful park.

Look out for The Archibald Fountain, which is one of the park’s most stunning features. Whether you want to set up a picnic, roll on the grass with the kids or soak in the mid-morning sun as you catch up on your favourite book, this is the perfect park to visit.

Visit the Sydney Olympic Park in the Western-Sydney for an outdoor adventure of a lifetime. This park also has beautiful outdoor spaces where you can enjoy a picnic with the little ones.

For those in search of solitude, why not try the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour. Not only is this the chance to appreciate the Chinese architectural style, but it is also a serene place to enjoy a quiet and accessible getaway.

Parramatta is one of Sydney’s popular areas whose rich history and beautiful views makes it a favoured destination. Visit this spot to learn more about its convict history.

Paddington Reservoir Gardens stand out because they have combined historic fixtures with modern fittings, making the park quite unique. The well-manicured gardens, coupled with the sunken garden and striking graffiti, add to the park’s allure as a family-friendly attraction.

Wendy’s Secret Garden is also a hidden gem that is totally worth a visit. This oasis of tranquillity is located close to Lavender Bay and is a natural work of art that boasts winding trails, spectacular views and great picnic spots.



Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach, NSW

Bondi Beach is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s most famous destinations and is popular with visitors and locals all year round. Best known for its turquoise blue waters and pristine sands, this beach marks the...

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney, NSW

The Royal Botanic Gardens are an oasis right in the heart of the city. The 30 hectares of the grounds are located at one of the city’s most scenic locations. The gardens were established in 1816 and are in fact...

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blue mountains national park

Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW

All campgrounds, high visitation areas and historic sites across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Since a lot of the Blue Mountains National Park is...

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Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves

Jenolan, NSW

Jenolan Caves are limestone caves tucked away in the expansive Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve, three hours from Sydney. They are the oldest discovered open caves in the world, with numerous fossils and unique...

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royal national park

Royal National Park

Royal National Park, NSW

The following parts of Royal National Park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff: – Wattamolla Beach precinct, including the carpark, lagoon and picnic area...

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Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Centennial Park, NSW

Centennial Park is open to the public at this time, however, we urge visitors to ensure they comply with all social distancing requirements in line with the latest NSW Health advice. Although the park is still open, the...

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Bicentennial Park sydney

Bicentennial Park

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Bicentennial Park is open to the public at this time, however, we urge visitors to ensure they comply with all social distancing requirements in line with the latest NSW Health advice. Although the park is still open...

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three sisters

Three Sisters

Katoomba, NSW

Access to the Three Sisters and Giant Stairs from Echo Point is currently closed. Also, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed all camping and campgrounds, visitor centres, high-visitation areas, and...

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Chinese Garden of Friendship

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Sydney, NSW

The Chinese Garden of Friendship is an enchantingly beautiful destination tucked away towards the south end of Darling Harbour and just a few minutes from Chinatown. These gardens are rich in Chinese heritage and...

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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, NSW

Many high visitation areas and facilities within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The closed areas include: – Bobbin Head...

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Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island

Sydney, NSW

Cockatoo Island is one of Sydney’s most popular islands. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is tucked away in Sydney Harbour and offers one of the most adventurous spots for discovering Sydney’s history. The...

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Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Sydney, NSW

The parks within the City of Sydney remain open for people to use and enjoy, but all playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, fitness stations and interactive water features are temporarily closed Hyde Park is...

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Warragamba Dam

Warragamba Dam

Warragamba, NSW

In response to the ongoing public health emergency and to support social distancing measures, ALL WaterNSW Dams and Recreation areas will be closed to public access until further notice Warragamba Dam is the largest...

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Sydney Park St Peters

Sydney Park

Alexandria, NSW

The parks within the City of Sydney remain open for people to use and enjoy, but all playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, fitness stations and interactive water features are temporarily closed Sydney Park is...

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Bobbin Head

Bobbin Head

Mount Colah, NSW

Many high visitation areas and facilities within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The closed areas include the Bobbin Head...

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Gladstone Park Balmain

Gladstone Park

Balmain, NSW

Gladstone Park, as well as all Inner West parks are still open. However, playgrounds, skate parks and outside gyms in public places have now closed; in line with advice from the Australian Government. Gladstone Park is...

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Nurragingy Reserve

Nurragingy Reserve

Doonside, NSW

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus and recent announcement by the Government about gatherings, booking for Nurragingy have been suspended. Additionally, all playgrounds, skate parks and outside gyms in...

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The Domain

The Domain

Sydney, NSW

The Domain is an extensive parkland located just a 5-minute drive from the CBD, and one of the popular city attractions. The main part of the parkland is flanked by the peninsula and is close to the Royal Botanic...

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Shark Island

Shark Island

Sydney Harbour, NSW

Shark Island is a beautiful 1.5-hectare island that sits in Sydney Harbour; right near the Sydney CBD. The island was initially known as ‘Boambilly’ by the local Aboriginal community; however, its current...

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Tamarama Beach

Tamarama Beach

Tamarama, NSW

Tamarama Beach is a lovely beach located between two key headlands along the Bondi to Coogee Walk. This small beach has about 80 metres of shoreline, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with excellent surfing...

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Camp Cove

Camp Cove

Watsons Bay, NSW

Camp Cove can best be described as one of the most beautiful and most tranquil beaches in Sydney; tucked in between Green Point and South Head and sits close to Watsons Bay. If you’re looking for a serene...

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Fort Denison Island

Fort Denison

Port Jackson, NSW

Fort Denison Island is an enchanting destination located at the heart of Sydney Harbour, and one of the city’s best day trip destinations. In the past century, the island’s varied uses have made it a must...

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Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo, NSW

Barangaroo Reserve is a beautiful park on the Harbour’s foreshore; once an industrial site that has since been redesigned to make it a spectacular headland park for visitors in the city. This park has...

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Bradleys Head

Bradleys Head

Mosman, NSW

Bradleys Head is a key attraction in Sydney and makes up the headland that protrudes from the shoreline close to Sydney Harbour. This geographical feature was named after William Bradley, one of the British explorers on...

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Observatory Hill

Observatory Hill

Millers Point, NSW

Observatory Hill is a popular Sydney lookout point that provides some of the most panoramic views of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Located atop the hill, visitors who head here can spot the Harbour Bridge and...

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Wentworth Park

Wentworth Park

Glebe, NSW

Wentworth Park is a popular destination for Sydneysiders and visitors looking for adventure close to the city. The park is a multi-purpose sporting facility located just two kilometres from the Sydney CBD; best known...

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Brisbane Water National Park

Brisbane Water National Park

Kariong, NSW

All campgrounds and associated picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff Brisbane Water National Park is a must-see natural attraction for visitors exploring...

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Goat Island

Goat Island

Sydney Harbour, NSW

Goat Island is a popular destination tucked away in Port Jackson; just a 20-minute drive from Sydney’s CBD. The island is referred to as Me-mel by the locals and has a rich heritage spanning hundreds of years;...

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West Head Look Out

West Head Lookout

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, NSW

The West Head Lookout is an iconic lookout point located within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and among the most magnificent in Sydney. If you are looking for a place to soak in Mother Nature’s majestic...

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Dharawal National Park

Dharawal National Park

Appin, NSW

Parts of Dharawal National Park and Dharawal State Conservation Area are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff. The closed areas are Victoria Road, Wedderburn precinct...

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Manly Dam

Manly Dam

Manly Vale, NSW

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and following further direction from the State Government, the public BBQ areas, playgrounds, skateparks, basketball courts, tennis courts, fitness stations and interactive water...

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Mrs Macquaries Chair

Mrs Macquaries Chair

Sydney, NSW

Mrs Macquaries Chair, also known as Lady Macquarie’s Chair, is an exposed rock located at the North-Eastern end of the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. This rock, shaped in the form of a bench, is an iconic...

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Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney Harbour National Park

Mosman, NSW

The following parts of Sydney Harbour National Park and Kamay Botany Bay National Park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff: – Shark Beach – Milk Beach...

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Tumbalong Park

Tumbalong Park

Sydney, NSW

Tumbalong Park, along with all Parks in the City of Sydney remain open for people to use and enjoy. All playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, fitness stations and interactive water features are temporarily...

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Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Kurnell, NSW

The following parts of Sydney Harbour National Park and Kamay Botany Bay National Park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff: – Shark Beach, Nielsen Park –...

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Lake Parramatta Reserve

Lake Parramatta Reserve

North Parramatta, NSW

The Lake Parramatta designated swimming area is temporarily closed.  This decision was made in response to the current circumstances presented by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lake Parramatta Reserve is one of Sydney’s...

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Oatley Park

Oatley Park

Oatley, NSW

All playgrounds in the Georges River area are closed. Council will be working to create barriers and signage around playgrounds as soon as possible Oatley Park is a large 45-hectare reserve and a popular family park for...

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The Spit Bridge to Manly Walk

Spit Bridge to Manly Walk

Manly, NSW

The Spit Bridge to Manly Walk is a combination of different short walks that give nature lovers a unique opportunity to experience Sydney’s diversity. With a mix of verdant bushland and spectacular harbour views...

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Cataract Dam

Cataract Dam

Appin, NSW

Cataract Dam is the first and the oldest of Sydney’s dams, and one of the most scenic locations in Macarthur. It is a water catchment area of the Upper Nepean Scheme and supplies water to Macarthur, Wollondilly...

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Pirrama Park

Pirrama Park

Pyrmont, NSW

Pirrama Park and all City of Sydney parks remain open for people to use and enjoy. However, all playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, fitness stations and interactive water features are temporarily closed...

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Cape Solander

Cape Solander

Kurnell, NSW

Cape Solander is one of Sydney’s best spots for whale watching, a favourite activity for nature enthusiasts looking for a unique adventure. The destination is tucked away in the Kurnell section of Kamay Botany Bay...

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Heathcote National Park

Heathcote National Park

Woronora Dam, NSW

All campgrounds in Heathcote National Park are closed until further notice Heathcote National Park is an easy-to-access park located south of Sydney; about 35 kilometres from the CBD. The expansive 6,620-acre national...

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Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Kanangra, NSW

The Kanangra-Boyd National Park is a combination of stunning scenery, diverse wildlife and the best outdoor activities in the area. The park is located 180 kilometres from Sydney and is a favourite getaway for nature...

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Clark Island

Clark Island

Sydney Harbour, NSW

Clark Island is a beautiful island tucked away at the tip of Darling Point; close to Double Bay in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. This tiny island, which spans less than one hectare in size, is a historic spot and one...

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Lisgar Gardens

Lisgar Gardens

Hornsby, NSW

All bookings for Lisgar Gardens are closed until further notice. Also, all playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, skateparks and tidal pools within the Hornsby Shire are temporarily closed until further notice Lisgar...

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Cook Park

Cook Park

Ramsgate Beach, NSW

Cook Park is a delightful destination for families looking for a comfortable spot to unwind and have some fun. The park, which runs the entire length of Lady Robinsons Beach, stretches 8km from Botany Bay to The Grand...

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Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Cowan, NSW

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is a protected parkland located in Northern Sydney. This lush reserve is indeed a magical place to be, and it is not difficult to see why. Nature enthusiasts will love walking through the area...

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Cooper Park

Cooper Park

Bellevue Hill, NSW

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of community and staff, all beaches and harbourside pools, playgrounds, fitness stations and basketball courts have...

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Manly Scenic Walkway

Manly Scenic Walkway

Manly, NSW

The Manly Scenic Walkway is one of Sydney’s best walking trails and a popular destination for bushwalkers and outdoor lovers. Also known as the Manly to Spit Bridge Walk, this walk makes for a great day’s...

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Ballast Point Park

Ballast Point Park

Birchgrove, NSW

Ballast Point Park and all parks within the Inner West remain open for people to use and enjoy. However, all playgrounds, skate parks and outside gyms in public places have now closed Ballast Point Park is a 2.6-hectare...

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Parsley Bay Reserve

Parsley Bay Reserve

Vaucluse, NSW

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of community and staff, the Woollahra Municipal Council have closed all beaches and harbourside...

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The Goods Line

The Goods Line

Ultimo, NSW

The Goods Line is a park and pedestrian pathway located in the suburb of Ultimo. The 500-metre long trail links Darling Harbour to Railway Square and is a popular destination for tourists exploring Sydney. The rich...

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Archibald Fountain

Archibald Fountain

Sydney, NSW

The Archibald Memorial Fountain is a notable landmark in Sydney, and one of the most-loved features in Hyde Park. The fountain was the brainchild of JF Archibald who stipulated in his will that a part of his estate...

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Dawes Point Park

Dawes Point Park

Dawes Point, NSW

Dawes Point Park is a historic park located at the northern tip of The Rocks, and one which takes great pride in providing unmatched views across the scenic Sydney Cove. This is the perfect place for an adventure with...

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Rodd Island

Rodd Island

Lilyfield, NSW

Rodd Island is a beautiful destination located just off Birkenhead Point with some of the most beautiful views Sydney has to offer. Its convenient location in Iron Cove’s sheltered waters makes it a delightful...

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Hickson Road Reserve

Hickson Road Reserve

The Rocks, NSW

Hickson Road Reserve is a small park located close to Dawes Point Park, with panoramic views of the Harbour Bridge and the iconic Opera House. This park is one of the most popular areas of the entire foreshore area...

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Wynyard Park

Wynyard Park

Sydney, NSW

Wynyard Park and all parks within The City of Sydney remain open for people to use and enjoy. However, all playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, fitness stations and interactive water features are temporarily...

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The Gap Park

Gap Park

Watsons Bay, NSW

The Gap Park is a spectacular ocean cliff park located on the South Head Peninsula facing the Tasman Sea. This area is a popular destination among locals and foreigners looking for some tranquillity away from the city...

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Burragorang

Burragorang

Warragamba, NSW

Burragorang lookout and picnic area are currently closed The Burragorang lookout and picnic area is one of the most enchanting destinations outside of Sydney. The lookout point provides stunning views of Lake...

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Elkington Park Balmain

Elkington Park

Balmain, NSW

Elkington Park in Balmain is one of Sydney’s most historic parks and a beautiful destination for outdoor lovers looking to escape the concrete jungle. The park is located on the Balmain foreshore and provides some...

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Harmony Park

Harmony Park

Surry Hills, NSW

Harmony Park and all parks within the City of Sydney remain open for people to use and enjoy. However, all playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, fitness stations and interactive water features are temporarily...

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Captain Cooks Landing Place

Captain Cooks Landing Place

Kurnell, NSW

Captain Cooks Landing Place is a heritage-listed site that has a significant place in Australia’s history. Just as the name suggests, this site marks the point where Captain Cook landed alongside his Endeavour...

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Easton Park

Easton Park

Rozelle, NSW

Easton Park and all parks within the Inner West remain open for people to use and enjoy. However, all playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, fitness stations and interactive water features are temporarily closed...

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Echo Point Park

Echo Point Park

Roseville Chase, NSW

To ensure we reduce the spread of COVID-19 and following further direction from the State Government, all public BBQs, playgrounds and skateparks have been closed until further notice Echo Point Park is one of...

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Green Point Reserve

Green Point Reserve

Watsons Bay, NSW

Green Point Reserve is a beautiful headland park that offers panoramic views of the Harbour, close to Camp Cove Beach. This park’s most fantastic feature is its natural beauty that provides a picturesque setting...

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Headland Park Mosman

Headland Park

Mosman, NSW

To ensure we reduce the spread of COVID-19 and following further direction from the State Government, all public BBQs, playgrounds, skateparks, tennis courts, and the volunteer-run Visitor Centres have been closed until...

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Cremorne Reserve

Cremorne Reserve

Cremorne Point, NSW

In accordance with recommendations from the industry peak body, Play Australia, North Sydney Council has closed public playgrounds during the COVID19 lockdown period Cremorne Reserve is a beautiful destination for a...

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Forest path

Forest Path

Royal National Park, NSW

Forest Path is an easy walk that cuts across the Royal National Park, with some of the best views of the verdant surroundings. This scenic walk takes you through the park, allowing you to enjoy the various plants...

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Sawmillers Reserve

Sawmillers Reserve

McMahons Point, NSW

Sawmillers Reserve is one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets – a hidden spot that is perfect for weekend getaways with the whole family. The reserves unique features, coupled with its rich history, are part of...

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Winnererremy Bay

Winnererremy Bay

Mona Vale, NSW

To ensure we reduce the spread of COVID-19 and following further direction from the State Government, all public BBQs, playgrounds, skateparks, estuary, tidal and harbour pools, ocean and rock pools have been closed...

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Pioneers Memorial Park Leichhardt

Pioneers Memorial Park

Leichhardt, NSW

Pioneers Memorial Park and all parks within the Inner West remain open for people to use and enjoy. However, all playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, fitness stations and interactive water features are...

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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

Bondi Beach, NSW

The Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk is one of the most famous trails in Sydney, and for a good reason. Not only does it offer the best of sun, sand and sea, it also combines its spectacular coastal line with...

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Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

Cremorne Point, NSW

The Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk allows you to explore the different parklands while marvelling at the spectacular harbour views and gardens. The walk begins at Cremorne Ferry Wharf through to Robertsons Point...

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Nurses Walk

Nurses Walk

The Rocks, NSW

The Nurses Walk is a popular laneway located right behind the Museum of Contemporary Art – one of the most visible spots close to The Rocks and packed with art galleries and restaurants. History has it that the...

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Georges River Nature Reserve

Georges River Nature Reserve

Airds, NSW

Georges River Nature Reserve is a scenic destination that promises a memorable adventure in the outdoors – an idyllic place to enjoy a family day trip out with the kids. Some of the features of the park include...

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Rose Bay to Nielsen Park Walk

Rose Bay to Nielsen Park Walk

Rose Bay, NSW

The Rose Bay to Nielsen Park Walk is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts who love to enjoy Sydney’s beautiful coastal trail; featuring beautiful beaches, stunning parks and picturesque bays; all while displaying...

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Sydney Harbour Circle Walk

Sydney Harbour Circle Walk

Sydney, NSW

The Sydney Harbour Circle Walk is located along the iconic Sydney Harbour and is a great walk that spans a total of 26 kilometres. Providing one of the best ways to explore the harbour, the walk encourages visitors to...

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