The relatively unknown Wedgewood Fire Trail in Cowan ends at a large rock platform, which offers filtered bush views. It's not the most exciting trail, but offers some great wildflower displays in Spring.
A relatively short and easy ranger-guided bushwalk at Muogamarra, the Bird Gully Walk descends into a valley where it crosses Muogamarra Creek. You'll see wildflowers, birdlife and some Aboriginal grinding grooves,
The Bantry Bay Loop is a varied loop, which passes the Bantry Bay Aboriginal engravings next to the Engravings Track. It then descends to Bantry Bay along the Timber Getters Track and returns via the scenic Bluff Track.
An exploratory walk out along Shark Rock Ridge to Want Trig, with some stunning views over Cowan Creek. There is a rough trail all the way along the ridge, although some navigation skills and a topo map are essential.
The Cascades Track is a short trail down to a large rock platform and picturesque waterhole on Middle Harbour Creek, in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Combines with the Bare Creek Track and Cambourne Trail for a longer loop walk.
The Furber Steps provides a very scenic route into the Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains National Park, with multiple vantage points over the Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls. Return the same way, or via the Scenic Railway.
Arguably one of the best Blue Mountains walks, the Neates Glen to Pulpit Rock hike combines Grand Canyon (a spectacular rainforest-filled canyon) with the Cliff Track and Pulpit Rock track (offering outstanding escarpment views).
The Royal National Park Coast Track is a popular long day-walk or overnight hike from Otford to Bundeena, along the coastline. Enjoy stunning views, many pristine beaches and some spectacular waterfalls.
The Middle Harbour Creek circuit is a relatively long bushwalk around Middle Harbour Creek. The route goes down one side of the creek from St Ives to Roseville Bridge, returning on the opposite side. This loop combines the Governor Phillip Walk. Lyre Bird Track, Two Creeks Track and Lockley Track.
Mt Ku-ring-gai to Berowra along the Berowra Track is a pleasant bushwalk that follows Cowan Creek for most of the way, with views on the descent from Mt Ku-ring-gai and the remains of a metal boat hull at Waratah Bay.
One of the many routes through the Blue Labyrinth, the two-day walk from Faulconbridge to Glenbrook in the lower Blue Mountains combines tracks along Sassafras and Glenbrook Creeks with sweeping views from Lost World Lookout. It's a varied walk with lots of potential camping sites.
The Pylons Loop from Warrimoo to the St Ives Wildlife Garden is a varied and partly off-track loop. It links the Warrimoo Track, Ryland Trail, Callamine Trail and Showground Trail and makes use of a number of fire trails that service electricity pylons.
Scenic World (Corner Violet Street & Cliff Drive). Free parking. Alternate start point is Echo Point (parking fees apply) and Golden Staircase trackhead on Glenraphael Drive (graded dirt road; limited free parking at trackhead).
Regular train services to Katoomba; taxi, bus or walk to Scenic World
The Six Foot Track has become one of the "classic" NSW overnight walks since it was opened for bushwalking in 1984. It follows the route of the original six foot wide bridle track between Katoomba and Jenolan caves built in 1884.
This North Head Loop is an interesting bushwalking circuit around North Head in Manly, which uses some "secret tracks" as well as official trails. The loop passes some stunning viewpoints and World War II historical ruins.
Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach is an easy coastal walk, which passes through some beautiful sections of Sydney Harbour National Park and offers spectacular views of Sydney and Sydney Harbour. It also takes in a number of significant sites from Sydney’s military and settlement history.
The Spit to Manly is a popular coastal walk in northern Sydney, which follows the coast from The Spit in Mosman to the Manly wharf terminal. It traverses pockets of rainforest and secluded bays and beaches
Thornleigh to Berowra (or Mt Ku-ring-gai) is one of the more popular and varied sections of the Great North Walk, which traverses the Berowra Valley National Park Park. It can be done in shorter sections from around 7km to 30km, over 1-2 days.
Combining the Uloola Track, Karloo Track and Engadine Track, this walk traverses the Royal National Park from Waterfall to Engadine stations. It takes in the Uloola Falls and Karloo Pool, as well as the spectacular "Olympic Pool" on Upper Kangaroo Creek.
Wondabyne to Woy Woy via Pindar Cave and Mt Wondabyne is a interesting bushwalk in the Brisbane Water National Park. It incorporates a section of the Great North Walk, as well as a side-track to the impressive Pindar Cave.