Potts Point is one of the most walkable neighbourhoods in Sydney – something we’ve written about it many times before.
In fact, most days you can happily leave the car keys at home and rely on getting everywhere by foot.
Maybe because of this, our local community tends to be pretty active. From walking the dog to visiting the park with the kids, or going to the beach or the gym.
So here’s a way to take those walks a little further afield. We look at some iconic Sydney walks – and some of them include our local area.
Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk
Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk covers 100km from Barrenjoey in the North to Cronulla in the South. It will take you eight days to do the whole route and on day five you’ll walk from Lady Macquarie’s Chair to South Head, passing through Woolloomooloo, Potts Point and Rushcutters Bay. It’s flexible – choose a leg, and see you go, or walk the whole thing in eight days straight.
Bondi to Manly (B2M)
Sydney Harbour Trust promotes the Bondi to Manly (B2M) walk. This trail covers 80km between our city’s most known surf beaches and comes straight through Potts Point and Woolloomooloo. All the hard work has been done for you, with track notes, maps and even an app. Hardcore walkers may want to do it in one go or there are itineraries for two, three, four, five or seven-day walks.
The Bloody Long Walk
The name says it all. It’s a 35 km trek from Malabar on the Eastern beaches along the coast to Hickson Road in the Rocks, coming right past Potts Point. You can do this walk for a great cause too: it’s a fundraiser to cure mitochondrial disease (known as mito). Running this year on 14 November, it’s time to get in training for this one.
Starting at Hyde Park, the City2Surf is a Sydney institution and also lays claim to being the most popular fun run in the world, often drawing crowds of over 85,000 competitors. But you can also do this iconic route as a jog or walk whenever you feel like it. You’ll pass the Coca Cola sign at Kings Cross on your 14km route to Bondi. Get in training and join the fun this year – you can also raise funds for some great causes.
7 Bridges Walk
Yes, we know, the course for the Cancer Council’s 7 Bridges Walk doesn’t come through Potts Point. But we’re including it because if you had some decent binoculars and the right view, you’d be able to see the hoards of walkers trekking over the Harbour Bridge. Join the crowds on this 28km loop of the harbour, crossing all seven bridges and taking in some beautiful scenery. This year’s event takes place on 24 October 2021 and all funds raised will go to the Cancer Council.
Another walk outside our area – but too good not to include – is Coast Trek, aimed at women. Choose from a 15km, 30km or 60km walk between Mosman and Palm Beach. The course is picturesque, you’ll be walking in teams (they can even help find you one) and raising vital funds for mental health. It also has a 12-week training program built-in.
The Great North Walk
If these long walks aren’t quite long enough for you, the Great North Walk spans 260km from Sydney to Newcastle. Most of the route is bushwalking, so some bushcraft skills and safety preparation would come in handy, as you’ll pass through some fairly remote places. Camping or other accommodation is part of it, and you’ll see some amazing sights along the way. Check it out.
Contact us today if you’re looking to make Potts Point your home.