Sydney Harbour on foot

Despite having spent almost four years living in Sydney, the magnificence of the harbour never fails to leave me gob-smacked. Combine sparkling blue water with the engineering masterpiece that is the Bridge, plus the architectural magnificence of the Opera House and you’ve got a pretty unique combination guaranteed to leave your heart a-flutter.

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So when I flew to Sydney last week for a much-anticipated catch-up with friends, I insisted that we pull on our exercise gear and hit the harbour.

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The walk starts in hectic Circular Quay, where your ears will be abuzz with foreign accents, groaning ferries and the sound of didgeridoos. Grab yourself an ice-cream from Baskin Robbins (cookie dough + hokie pokie = my recommendations), then start pounding the pavement.

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My friend Gabby will never deny my requests for a walk … or an ice-cream!

Stroll past the Opera House and you’ll find a gate to enter the botanical gardens for a beautiful walk around the rim of the harbour.

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The further you go, the better the view and eventually you’ll come to a gorgeous picnic spot with views across to the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

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Once you’ve had your fix of icons, you can continue through the park where you’ll see the city skyline jutting out above the luscious greenery.

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You’ll finish up in the heart of the city where you can grab a bite to eat, or jump in a bus or taxi to take you to your next destination … while quietly giving yourself a high five for actually doing some exercise while on holiday!