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Lesser-known local walks to enjoy during lockdown

At Veridooh, we are huge believers in getting outdoors. Not only because nature is good for the mind and soul but also because being out and about in our local communities keeps us connected to community matters and helps us observe OOH in our local playground.

This week we wanted to shine a spotlight on a few lesser-known walking tracks in Sydney and Melbourne – hopefully you live close enough to one of these to get out and try one this week.

Sydney - North of the Bridge

Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay Walk

If you are missing your city fix, then this walk taking in beautiful views of the Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge will be a winner. The Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk is an easy two-hour walk. The walk takes you through bridges, beaches, and rich vegetation and allows a perfect opportunity to take in the fresh ocean air while feeling surrounded by rich vegetation. Learn more here.

Manly to Dee Why

This spectacular route is both walk/run and bikable – it hugs the coastline, offering incredible ocean views for almost the entire way. You get to visit four gorgeous beaches and there are plenty of places to stop for a dip if you’re brave enough - or a coffee.

It’s an easy 6.5 km walk one way or you can do Manly to Curl Curl return (about 10kms). More here.

Sydney - South of the Bridge


Bondi to Watson’s Bay

Everyone knows the Bondi Coastal Walk but what about Watson’s Bay to Bondi? This walk is about 9km and will take about 1.5-2 hours. It starts at Bondi Beach (where you can grab a coffee and snacks) then weaves in and out of suburbia until you get to Federation Cliff Walk - one of Sydney’s hidden gem’s. Then from Dudley Page Reserve to Watson’s Bay the walk is incredibly dramatic and rewarding. Learn more here.

Rose Bay to Watson’s Bay

The Rose Bay to Watsons Bay walk is one of the most scenic coastal walking tracks in Sydney Harbour.

The walk takes in secluded beaches, beautiful parks, and picturesque bays, with amazing panoramic views of the city and the harbour to enjoy along the way. It’s about 8km one way so this one might be best left until the weekend. More here.


Port Melbourne to St Kilda

This is arguably one of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets - fairy penguins at the end of the St Kilda Pier and surrounds after sundown, 🐧! This stretch of side-walk is an easy 14km return. More here.

The Yarra Trail There are a million ways to attack this beautiful inner city walk/bike/run track. With 20kms to explore you can be sure to take a new approach each week. It’s a flat, easy track, however we suggest you allow ample time for stops, because the Yarra Trail has plenty to admire including New York artist Ugo Rondinone's gigantic and cheerful rainbow sculpture 'Our Magic Hour’.


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