The holiday season is over, and a new year is upon us. What better way to start the year off than a nice rejuvenating hike. Even if you’re not the outdoors type person, a hike could do you some good. Clear your head, get your goals in place and rock 2018!Here are 10 hikes you should try around Sydney
1. Manly to Spit Bridge
Time: 3-4 hours
The Manly to Spit Bridge walk is a mix of lush bush-land and stunning coastal scenery. The walk gives you some magnificent views of Sydney Harbour as well as access to some great beaches if you feel like taking a break from the trail.
2. Bundeena to Otford
Time: 2 days
Bundeena to Otford, also known as The Coast Track, is a much longer walk and would require an overnight stay at the North Era campground. The walk can be achieved in 1 day, but it’s best enjoyed in 2. The walk offers plenty scenic stops for picnics and swims, and if you go between May and October, you may be lucky to spot some humpback whales.
3. Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Time: 1.5 hours
The Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk offers 2 different tracks that you can take to get to the lighthouse. The Access Trail is the easier track with only a few steep areas. The Smugglers Track is shorter but more difficult. It contains bush-land and lots of steps as well as being quite steep. The lighthouse itself provides a stunning ocean view which will be worth either of the tracks.
4. Bondi to Coogee
Time: 2-3 hours
This is one of Sydney’s most popular walks and is postcard perfect. During the walk, you will discover secret rock pools and cliff top views. If you love the coastal scenery, this is a walk to try.
5. The Federation Cliff Walk, Watsons Bay
Time: 1.5 hours
The Federation Cliff Walk is a clifftop walk that gives stunning sea views that overlook the Pacific Ocean. The dramatic features of the sandstone cliffs are also a sight to see.
6. Mount Ku-Ring-Gai to Berowra, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park
Time: 3.5-4.5 hours
This walk is ideal for picnicking and experiencing Aboriginal and historic heritage. It will take you through thick forestry and rugged bush-land.
7. Sydney Harbour Bridge to South Head
Time: 8 hours
Sydney Harbour is one of the most beautiful sites Sydney has to offer. The Sydney Harbour Bridge to South Head walk allows you to experience the natural beauty of the harbour. On this walk, you can explore secret bush tracks and historic sites as well as many breathtaking stops along the way.
8. Mount Solitary, Blue Mountains
Time: 6 hours
This walk is a bit more challenging than the rest but offers just as much beauty. The walk will take you through woodlands and rainforest where birdwatching is a bonus. If you’re up for a challenge, then give this walk a try.
9. Kiama Coast
Time: 1.5-3 hours each section (walk divided into 3 sections)The Kiama Coast walk is divided into 3 sections, each section consisting of a variety of headlands, rivers, beaches and cliff tops. Along the way, you can learn about the history of the area while taking in the spectacular views each section has to offer.
10. The Grand Canyon Loop, Blue Mountains National Park
Time: 3-4 hours
This walk will take you into the heart of this Heritage-listed landscape. You can experience waterfalls, creeks and native plants along the way. Although challenging, it’s still achievable even if you’re not a professional hiker.
And that does it! Let us know if you’ve tried or are planning to try any of these hikes when you come in to get your teeth whitened.We’d love to help you start off the year with a gorgeous white smile, so come on into our Parramatta salon or make a booking with us and get a whiter and brighter smile! We’re located walking distance from the station and Westfield Parramatta, (inside Fitness First) open 7 days a week, and we take after work bookings.