7 Hiking Trails in NSW to take your breath away

Get your best hiking boots on, slap on some sunscreen and prepare yourself for our top hiking tracks in NSW.


1. Cape Byron Walking Track

Location: Byron Bay

For the hiker craving a picturesque hike with stunning views of the ocean, the Cape Byron Walking Track is not to be missed.

This astonishing 3.7km track guides hikers through the cooling shade of bungalow palms, kangaroo grasslands and up to Cape Byron Lighthouse. Don’t forget to look out for the sea turtles and dolphins cruising through the water!

Grab your friends and family and plan your Byron Bay escape now!

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Looking for accommodation nearby? Why not try Pacifique Byron Bay


2. Tomaree Head Summit Walk

Location: Port Stephens

The Tomaree Head Summit’s short 2.2km track packs a punch!

The steep hike upwards offers the perfect opportunity to gaze over the idyllic Port Stephens and the chance to whale watch – so don’t forget your binoculars! When you reach the summit, indulge yourself in the scenic views of the surrounding islands.

Best of all? Pack a picnic for the picnic tables at the summit and soak in the views.

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Looking for accommodation nearby? Why not try A Stimulating Retreat


3. Manly Scenic Walkway

Location: Sydney

Known as possibly one of the best ways to experience the Sydney Harbour, this 19.5km coastal walk takes you from Mosman’s Spit Bridge to Manly!

The walk leads you through Sydney’s most picturesque harbours and through its most secluded beaches. Take a detour to Grotto Point Aboriginal rock engravings and immerse yourself in Australian history.

What are you waiting for? Explore Sydney as never before seen!

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Looking for accommodation nearby? Why not try Great Manly Apartment


4. Light to Light Walk

Location: Edrom

For the advanced hiker, this tough 30.9km track takes 2-3 days to complete!

Follow the coastline between the historic Boyds Tower and Green Cape Lightstation as you embark on this multi-day hike through tea tree groves, banksia woodlands and sheltered coves.

Stop overnight and cleanse yourself at the Telegraph Station bunkhouse – just one of the options the Light to Light walk offers.

Are you ready to challenge yourself to this grueling but rewarding hike?

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Looking for accommodation nearby? Why not try Snug Cove Villas


5. Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk

Location: Palm Beach

Overlooking for white sands of Palm Beach, the breezy 2.3km Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk is just a short one hour drive away from the hustle and chaos of Sydney.

Choose between the shorter or more challenging Smugglers Track for the best photo opportunity, or the longer Access Trail for a more relaxing walk. As you reach the top, bask in the stunning views of the beaches surrounding the Lighthouse. Kick and stretch your legs out on the rock platforms!

This view is not to be missed!

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Looking for accommodation nearby? Why not try Waratah Palm Beach


6. Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

Location: Coffs Coast

This picturesque 60km walk can be done over 4 days!

With plenty of picnic options, cafes, swimming and water activities along the track, be sure to pack all your gear and some binoculars for the perfect opportunity to for bird, dolphin and whale watching.

How long will you keep putting off the chance to view the golden beaches of NSW’s Coffs Harbour?

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Looking for accommodation? Why not try Villa Kopai


7. Horseshoe Falls Bush Walk

Location: Blue Mountains

Feeling adventurous?

Horseshoe Falls Bush Walk is a 2km hike starting in the little town of Hazelbrook. Along the track, you’ll wander into pristine caves with delightful mini-waterfalls. Take beautiful photos of the stream for Instagram!

Be sure to follow the footpath for a more scenic route!

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Looking for accommodation? Why not try Little Haven