Sydney, Australia

Darling Harbor, Blackwattle Bay, Glebe Foreshore

Courtesy: 52weekends.net

This is another opportunity to explore central Sydney’s spectacular waterfront. It’s a complement to our main Sydney ‘runseeing’ tour, and can be done in conjunction with it, for a longer run. This route explores the mainly waterfront paths along Darling Harbor, Blackwattle Bay, and the Glebe Foreshore. Overall, it’s 8 km one-way — so choose whatever section you like, or incorporate it into a longer run on the eastern side (King St. Wharf), part of our Sydney Sites loop. Good option for those in the area of the ICC Sydney Convention Center.

Start at Sydney Town Hall and take the pedestrians-only Pyrmont Bridge over to the Australian National Maritime Museum. There is a wonderful path that weaves around the various quays and wharves around Darling Harbour and Pyrmont Bay. After 3 km, reach Pirrama Park, and then you’ll have to cross the Anzac Bridge at the 5 km mark, which has a decent path for running across (it’s quite high!). The next 3 km is a lovely path along Blackwattle Bay, to the Glebe Foreshore parks. It’s a dedicated path along the bay, passing through Jubilee Park Playground.

Add-On: At the start point, run along the east side of Darling Harbour — it’s part of our Sydney ‘Runseeing’ Tour.

 

Essentials
  • 8 km (5 miles) one-way
  • 65m (216 feet)
  • Sydney Town Hall
  • Town Hall Station (multiple lines)

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Molly G
1 month ago

Great run! Even at night the entire route is exceptionally well lit and there’s very few points where you would interact with traffic. My only suggestion for improvement, is the transition from Bank road to the Pyrmont bridge; cutting through the fish market is confusing, and it makes more sense to just follow the sidewalk path all the way from Bank St onto the bridge and continue into the park.

I ran this route at 4:30am and the only people I saw were leaving the bar. It was very quiet, beautiful, and safe.

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Essentials
  • 8 km (5 miles) one-way
  • 65m (216 feet)
  • Sydney Town Hall
  • Town Hall Station (multiple lines)