Best Walks in New South Wales

Updated: Jun 27

With lockdown limiting us to our 5km radius, it’s important to still go out and ensure you’re keeping mentally healthy whilst abiding to COVID restrictions. This is the best time to check out the best walks in Sydney near you from hiking trails around NSW to secret Sydney walks. We highlighted some of our top picks from FreeGuides on the best walking experiences to discover around New South Wales.

Graffiti Art

1. Graffiti Art Tour in Redfern

Redfern, NSW

The Graffiti Art Tour of Redfern is an amazing way for those to explore their own city by following an unique sight-seeing adventure around Redfern, where there are Instagram worthy graffiti sites. This amazing walking experience has one of our top guides providing an audio tour of the local sights and explaining each of the art pieces in detail. Don't forget to post with the hashtag withfreeguides if you post a photo from this experience!

Biking in Newcastle

2. The Best of Newcastle, by bike!

Newcastle, NSW

Although this is not exactly a walk but a biking trail, we think it should not be skipped! This unique biking trail was developed by a small biking company called Newy Rides to showcase the best of Newcastle through a free self-guided biking tour. Which is usually paid upwards of $125 per person if guided by their tour operator.

Outdoor Gym

3. Eastern Suburbs Outdoor Gym Tour

Dover Heights, NSW

In the eastern suburbs and looking to avoid the crowds at the beach? Come check out one of the best walking tours in Sydney that takes you around the outdoor gyms to make sure you’re staying physically healthy during COVID. This is our recommended walking trail for those gym junkies stuck at home with no home equipment.

Botanical Gardens Sydney

4. The Rocks Walk

Mrs Macquaries Road, CBD

Take a short 1 hour walk out of your day to explore the beauty of the city around you from cobblestone laneways to heritage listed buildings. On this path, you’ll explore through Botanical Garden Sydney and check out some of the restaurants alongside the water that will make sure you end your day with nothing but fun. Get prepared for an action packed day in Circular Quay with this Sydney CBD walk!

Photo taken from a ferry

5. Taronga Zoo and St Mary’s Cathedral City Tour

Circular Quay, CBD

This city walking trail will take you from Taronga Zoo to St Mary’s Cathedral, a full Australian historical tour viewing all things from flora and fauna to cultural buildings. Witness Australia’s largest zoo that has some of the unique species of flora and fauna. Moving from there you will travel to St Mary’s Cathedral’s imposing structure that is truly a sight to behold.


Don’t forget to check out all these experiences in more detail through our app! Where there is even more content for each stop, and it can guide you through the journey of all these unique indoor outdoor experiences.

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