Putting your best foot forward this year, we’ve compiled a few walking trails for you to enjoy around Sydney and our stunning Cremorne Point. Make a resolution to walk more, especially during the daytime so you can grab additional Vitamin D from that blazing sunshine and increase your heart rate. Even if it’s walking partially (or fully) to work and back, getting off the bus early and strolling the rest of the journey or simply breaking away at lunchtime and hopping down the street instead of sitting at your desk eating.
Cremorne to Taronga Zoo:
Yes, this is an actual trail that will take you 1.45 minutes and your major organs will appreciate the exercise while your eyes will adore the stunning Harbour views along the way. Starting out at Cremorne Ferry Wharf, you can glide by Robertsons Point lighthouse before you venture into Cremorne Reserve and Mosmans Bay. You’ll follow the trail through Little Sirius Bay (seeing the historic Camp Curlew) and ending at the zoo. The zoo is huge so you’ll have additional walking excursions as you meet the animals….and what better way to end a full day than walk back through the same track (with reverse views!) to Cremorne Point Manor. Here’s the full trail on Wild Walks so you can map it on your phone.
Explore Cremorne Point:
Get ready for three hours of an easy walk, with again sensational Harbour views, from North Sydney. You’ll peddle down history lane while you learn more about the 86 acres of the area. This includes the way back legacy of Scottish watchmaker, James Robertson. He built a house at the tip of the point, known as Robertson’s Point. Over time the land was sold to James Milson, exchanged hands again and finally converted partial land to Cremorne Gardens in 1856. It closed after six years of unsuccessful business development and today, mass areas of the Point feature some of NSW’s most affluent homes, sensational hidden trails and foreshore land. You can read the history here, clicking the ‘Cremorne Point’ pdf.
Get Lost Around Sydney:
AllTrails have a fantastic set of interactive maps, including full pit stops and historic landmarks to gape at, alongside map feature options to download & save. Some of our favourites include the Manly to Spit Bridge Walk which is nearly as easy as the Bondi Beach to Coogee trail. If Taronga Zoo really got your goat, you can take a new trail from the zoo to Chowder Bay or venture down to the Lower North Shore area for an incredibly easy (absolutely flat land) excursion. The site also features interest centric walks such as architecture and history, or if shopping is your absolute destination, downtown’s district has some very easy walking trails while you pop in & out of stores for retail therapy. Once you’ve covered all these light trails, you can click the difficulty level and increase the next series of walks to moderate or hard.
Make sure this year includes more forward stepping instead of jumping into a car or public transport. And if you’re staying at our Manor, ask us about additional off beaten path walks. We know the area like the back of our hand and are more than happy to give you insider, local tips. Step it up in 2017!