Even though Midsem break is over, spring is not. It’s never too late to get some friends together and enjoy some of the beautiful scenery Sydney has to offer. So without further ado, here are our top five suggestions.
UNSW to Coogee
If you ever feel like you need to get away from campus for a short time, this is the option for you. The best thing about this walk is that you can complete it in just one hour. It only takes 10 minutes to get there, so if you have a break between your classes, you can enjoy this walk. However, you may end up walking to your next tute with some sand in your shoes.
Manly Beach to Shelly Beach
A long beach front is one of the most iconic images of Sydney and this walk will definitely live up to expectations.As a bonus, when you walk down the beach you will pass a lot of cute cafes and restaurants. If you live in the Sydney CBD, you will have to take a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly but avoid going on Sundays since the ferry queues are ridiculously long.
This walk involves taking a ferry but there is something alluring about getting away from the densely populated city. You can spend a solid day walking around the edges of the island and visiting the historical convict prison. At lunch-time, you can eat at the island’s cafe or bring your own snags and light them up at the public barbeques.
Taronga Zoo to Chowder Bay
If you are visiting Sydney for the first time or if you just love animals, this walk is the one for you! You can spend the beginning of your day visiting Taronga Zoo and then start walking from the ferry wharf to Chowder Bay. The view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Chowder Bay at sunset is quite beautiful.
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
There are numerous tracks you can take at the national park that feature the beach, rivers and a seemingly endless bushland. These tracks often involve walking up the hill so make sure you have comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a bag full of snacks. You can also cook some snags on the public barbeques whilst looking at the river.