Great Australian Walks

With the weather cooling down somewhat, now is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors!

Read on for some fantastic Australian walks right in our own backyard.

One of the most popular walks in Sydney, the Bondi to Tamarama walk passes through beautiful clifftop landscape, with stunning views of North and South Bondi. Popular in the mornings, evenings and all throughout the weekend, this walk is a gorgeous way to take in some Sydney scenery and get your body moving at the same time (there are some steep stairs and paved track, so be mindful before you get going).

Plus, there are quite a few cute little brunch spots to visit once you’ve finished the 1.2km walk!

Melbourne is definitely a city that’s easy to navigate on foot, and with so many unexpected little laneways and sidestreets, exploring a new walk each weekend would be an adventure!

There are lots of walks to choose from, but a great place to start is a walking tour of the amazing street art that can be found all around Melbourne’s CBD (including famous Hosier Lane). You can do a self-guided tour or book with one of the many little companies excited to share their love of the city with others.

The City of Perth has created an exciting way for visitors and locals alike to experience Perth history whilst getting out and about; they’ve created downloadable maps that focus on the Perth CBD, with accompanying audioguides to enhance the experience. Walk your way to significant landmarks, places of historical interest dating back to colonial convict times and follow the trail of the Gold Rush.

You can find more information on this free walking tour option here.

One of Brisbane’s most popular walking destinations, the mostly flat circuit of Kangaroo Point City Walk provides stunning scenery and some lovely pit-stops along the way. Venture into the City Botanic Gardens or meander past Old Government House near George St. Make your way to one of the cafes along Riverside and Pier Nine and grab a cheeky coffee for the road, or end your walk with a pub lunch at the Ship Inn on the corner of Stanley St & Sidon St.

The Bay of Fires is famous for its dramatic landscape; the fiery red lichen-coated granite rocks, white sandy beaches and azure water make for beautiful views as you traverse this stunning part of Tasmania. The easiest way to walk through this glorious part of the world is to drive to the southern section of the reserve and follow the tracks to the rocks and beach.

The River Torrens Linear Park is a great option for a scenic leisurely walk or run. You can join the path at numerous places, and have the option of starting and finishing wherever you choose. The path runs through the city centre, but also offers idyllic spots by the river for a picnic or just getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Annette W – Seeing Me Project