Some of the best ways to see the most renowned landmarks and landscapes of Sydney is by lacing up your sneakers and walking. The Macleay Hotel is lucky enough to be in such a central city location making getting around these must visit destinations a piece of cake.
Discover just where the city can take you with these top five treks.
1. Bondi to Coogee
A walk ticked off by many tourists is Bondi to Coogee. This quintessentially Sydney stroll is around 6km and takes around two hours, depending on your pace and how often you stop for photos along the way. Spend an afternoon on the edge of Sydney's picture-perfect coastline and take in the ocean views as you make your way through bays, rock pools, parks and beaches. It's a great way to put that activewear to good use, as this walk does get slightly hilly in areas.
After working up a sweat, enjoy a cold glass of the good stuff after reaching your destination at Coogee Pavilion's rooftop bar.
2. Bondi to Bronte
If 6km is a little too far, you can still enjoy this great stretch of coastline by embarking on the Bondi to Bronte walk. To get to Bondi, simply make the easy 40-minute journey from your Sydney city accommodation.
Start your leisurely 3km walk on the golden sands of Bondi Beach and get ready to take in coastal views galore. Be sure to snap a shot of the infamous Bondi Icebergs Pool on your journey round and if you don't fancy the return walk back, hop on an easily accessible bus back to the inner city.
3. Woolloomooloo to Circular Quay
The suburb of Woolloomooloo is only a short stroll from the Macleay Hotel, where the start of this next walk begins. Wander through the floral-filled Botanic Gardens and get ready to smell the roses.
With camera roll full of pretty petals, make your way to the iconic Mrs Macquarie's Chair. This historic chair was carved out of the rock for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth, who was known to enjoy views of the harbour. The bench sits directly opposite the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House making for one of the best vantage points of the city. Finish your walk at Circular Quay, home to Sydney's Opera House.
4. Manly to Spit Bridge
Manly is one of Sydney's most popular seaside suburbs and the starting point to a very well-liked walk. The track leads through bays, beaches and bushland making for plenty of incredible photo opportunities along the way.
The walk can be broken up with stops at Dobroyd Head where visitors will be rewarded with phenomenal views of the harbour and beyond.
5. Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney harbour Bridge walk is a complete tourist must do and one of Sydney's most iconic hikes. Enjoy 360 degree views of Sydney and beyond as you make the 1,332 steps to the peak of the bridge. Grab a photo at the top for the ultimate Sydney souvenir.
With so many walking opportunities to be had, you'll sure be glad to have booked your affordable and stylish, central city accommodation with the team at Macleay. Give us a call to see just how special we can make your trip.