This route is great if you have never been to Sydney before. It gives you the full Sydney experience touring through the harbor, gardens and parks. Start your run at Observatory Hill Park (accessible through public transit at Circular Quay). From here, head North to Hickson Rd. and loop around Dawes Point to get great views of the Harbour Bridge. Next, you will pass through Circular Quay and follow the coast along the walkway towards the Opera House. Stay left to run around the white sails or take a short cut to the Botanic Gardens via the stairs. Continue along the harbors edge of the gardens, around to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, past the art gallery and through the Domain and Hyde Park. Turning right into Liverpool St, follow it all the way down to Darling Harbour. Head North along the shore past the Aquarium, Kings Wharf, Wulugul Walk until you get to Hickson Rd. (Fun add-on: trails of Barangaroo Reserve). Take a left here, to return to the start. With all the sites to stop and see along the way, this route will feel much shorter than 6 miles! Plus, by the end of this route you will know the downtown area pat. Note: do some stair sprints along the way, on one of the many sets of stairs alongside the old sandstone wall leading up towards The Rocks precinct.
Add-Ons: For a longer run, enjoy our head east across the Pyrmont Bridge, where you can run up to 8 km along the waterfront, exploring Darling Harbour, Blackwattle Bay, and the Glebe Foreshore. Or, cross the Harbour Bridge and enjoy Lavender Bay.
- 6.3 miles
- 460 feet
- Observatory Hill Park
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