Let’s be honest, back in the day bush walks were used by our parents to send shivers down your spine. Fast forward to this 2017 life, and a bushwalk in Sydney means OTT scenery, cute insta-worthy spots and swapping your Pilates class for some fitness in the great outdoors.
Luckily for you lot, we’ve assembled 10 of the best bush walks in Sydney (and slightly beyond) which will have YOU inviting the rents out for some good ol’ bush walking action—how the tables have turned. Whether you’re into a 30-minute light bushwalk along the coast (with your latte), or if you’re more into sweating like a damn pig during a rigorous 4-hour bush trek (sans soy latte, although props if you try to bring one along)—we have you sorted.
1. Great North Walk, Lane Cove National Park
This walk passes through Lane Cove National Park and leads all the way across Sydney, passing the Hunter Valley (ICYMI there’s wine here) and Newcastle (wine here too). If a 16-day hike to Newcastle doesn’t sound quite like you, can’t imagine why, parts of this walk can be tackled in a day or two, with heaps of scenic (read: Instagrammable) picnic and camping spots along the way…