Walks In Regional NSW. AUSTRALIA

Walks in Regional NSW

Other walking areas to explore

If you are coming to Canberra to take part in the Aussie Peace Walk, you’ll might be interested in extending your stay in Australia and exploring some excellent walking locations. 

Make the most of your trip by walking in some other amazing locations in this diverse and stunning country.

To experience different environments, we suggest walking in the Blue Mountains, Snowy Mountains, and NSW south coast. There are also some excellent walks around Sydney, and further afield for those planning on venturing north of Sydney. 

These teriffic walking areas are all only a two or three-hour drive from Canberra. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the Aussie Peace Walk, book your tickets and get ready for an unforgettable walking adventure in Australia!

NSW walking regions
Walks in Sydney


If you don’t have time to venture far from the city, don’t worry, Sydney has plenty of walks to keep you entertained and inspired.

You can explore the iconic landmarks, such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens, or discover hidden gems, such as the Spit Bridge to Manly walk, the Bondi to Coogee walk and the Barangaroo Reserve walk.

If you’re up for an adventure and want to see Sydney like a local, you could try the 80km multi-day Bondi to Manly walk, connecting the city’s two most famous surf beaches.

You’ll also get to enjoy the vibrant culture, cuisine and nightlife of Australia’s largest city.

Looking for more walking ideas around Sydney, here is a list of 14 walks to consider.

Walks in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

A little over an hour from Sydney, you’ll find yourself in the Blue Mountains National Park amid a world of rugged cliffs, lush forests, cascading waterfalls and ancient rock formations.

The Blue Mountains offer a range of walks for all levels of fitness and experience, from easy strolls to challenging multi-day hikes.

You can also visit charming towns, cultural sites and wildlife parks along the way. If caves are your thing, add Jenolan Caves into your itinerary.

If you are up for a long walk, you can hike to Jenolan Caves from Katoomba along the Six Foot Track, which will take you through the heart of Megalong Valley.

NOTE: Bowtells Bridge across Cox River on the Six Foot Track is closed till May 2024

Snowy Mountains Walks

Snowy Mountains

If you’re looking for an adventurous walk, two hours south of Canberra are the Snowy Mountains, where you can trek through alpine landscapes, snow-capped peaks and ancient glacial lakes.

The Snowy Mountains are home to Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko, which you can walk up on a day trip or as part of a longer circuit.

You’ll also enjoy the rich history and heritage of the region, as well as the cozy lodges and pubs where you can warm up after a day on the trails.

NSW South Coast

NSW South Coast

For a coastal walk with a difference, check out the NSW south coast, where you can walk along pristine beaches, past rocky headlands, turquoise waters and abundant wildlife.

The NSW south coast has some of the best coastal walks in Australia, such as the Kiama Coast walk and the Murramarang South Coast Walk.

You’ll also love the quaint villages, fresh seafood and friendly locals that make this area so special

Further Afield

If you are planning to travel north of Sydney, we suggest the Bouddi Coastal Walk on the Central Coast (1 hr north of Sydney) or the Tomaree Coastal Walk at Port Stephens (1.5 hrs north of Sydney).

For more ideas, see Hikes and Walks in regional New South Wales,

Accredited IVV Walks

Many of the walks mentioned here are also accredited IVV walks.

Visit the Permanaent Trails section of the AussieWalk website for a list of walks. Here you can download walk directions and GPX files of some of these and other routes.

If you’d like to know more about IVV walking, see the page titled Experience IVV Sports.


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