The best accessible walks in Sydney

best accessible walks in Sydney

Sydney isn’t all about world-famous landmarks and bustling cityscapes and also has the best accessible walks in Sydney. Believe it or not, this vibrant metropolis also boasts a surprising number of walking trails perfect for escaping the urban jungle and reconnecting with nature. Sydney’s diverse walking tracks have something to offer everyone. From whale-watching opportunities at Fairfax Walk to the iconic views of the Three Sisters, this guide unveils some of the most enjoyable and best accessible walks in Sydney.

Fairfax walk

Fairfax Walk is paved, making it an easy stroll and ideal for walking with children. Located at North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park, it’s a great walk for whale watching.

The Bay Run

Head out on this 7.2-km loop trail near Sydney, New South Wales. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 30 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, road biking, and running, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.

Three Sisters walk

The easy Three Sisters walk, in Katoomba, offers some of the most iconic views in Blue Mountains National Park, and takes you up close to the famous Three Sisters. The pathway from Echo Point is suitable for wheelchairs with assistance and prams. There also are seating and rest spot every 80 to 90 metres along the track for those with limited mobility. 


Mount Portal Lookout

This is a short walk to a spectacular view. The walk starts with a pleasant drive along the dirt roads through the lower Blue Mountains. From the car park, the walk follows a short footpath to the fenced raised timber viewing platform. The views from the lookout are stunning and include Glenbrook Gorge, the Nepean River and Western Sydney over the Cumberland Plain. The lookout is accessible by people in wheelchairs.

Jennifer Street Boardwalk

The Jennifer Street boardwalk is a short, wheelchair-accessible mostly downhill walking track in La Perouse near Randwick. The smooth, boarded path is popular with all ages looking for an easy weekend walk in Sydney. As you walk along the raised boardwalk you are heading through a rare banksia ecosystem. This is a great walk to view the vegetation that once flourished all across Sydney.

Katoomba Falls to Cliff View Lookout

 This very pleasant walk starts from the Katoomba Falls Park. The walk explores the cliffs and dense vegetation in the area, and enters the Blue Mountains National Park to enjoy the views from the Cliff View Lookout. The lookout provides stunning views up the Kedumba Valley. The walk is well signposted, and has handrails and fencing. The walk passes under the skyway just below the eastern station. An easy walk with spectacular views.

Bungoona lookout and path

Wheelchair-accessible Bungoona path and lookout offer fantastic scenic views of Hacking River, with picnicking and birdwatching. It’s a great family day trip south of Sydney. This is a smooth and mostly flat walk with a fantastic lookout at the Royal National Park. The concrete path starts at the Area Office car park, passes a pleasant and usually quiet picnic area, and then winds gently down through the bush. The path leads to the fenced Bungoona Lookout, where you can enjoy views over the Hacking River and a large part of the Royal National Park. Take your time to read the signs and enjoy the plants and rock formations along the way. There are plenty of bench seats along the way to rest.

With its range of easy strolls and wheelchair-accessible paths, you can get out and about and explore. So next time you’re looking for an activity for some RnR, consider embarking on one of these scenic walks which are the best accessible walks for the entire group. 

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