This has to be the most picturesque pool to swim in Sydney. Situated on the North shore in Cremorne Point Reserve this 22 metre pool overlooks the Harbour with views across to the CBD and the Bridge. Great for a swim and then following up with a picnic in the park watching the sun go down over the city skyline.
Almost as good as swimming in Sydney Harbour and definitely no sharks. Take a dip in the Domain 50-metre swimming pool, with the Harbour on one side and the Botanic Gardens on the other. If you want to see Sydney's finest preening before heading off to work then turn up at 7am and prepare to learn how swimming can make you REALLY fit.
The Domain is set into the Botanic Gardens at the Woolloomooloo end.
For a beautiful way to spend a day, get yourself to Bondi and then start to walk along the cliffs that line the sea. From the right-hand edge of Bondi beach as you look at the sea, you'll find a path that runs past Tamarama, Bronte, and all the way to Coogee. You can stop along the way for a game of footie, a barbie, a beer or two and, of course, a swim. All the best bits of Sydney and some exercise too.
Bus from Bondi Junction to the beach then start walking!
A beautiful, almost tropical, beach in Sydney. Seems to be missed by most visitors, who stop when they get to Manly, but well worth the short walk.
Go to Manly on the ferry. Walk through to the beach and then turn right and walk along the seafront. You will end up at Shelly beach.
Sydney's best harbour foreshore walk is a three-hour hike through ancient bushland and harbourside suburbs along the north shore with frequent views of the water and city. It is a bit of a trek via bus to Spit Bridge and quicker to cough up $30 for a taxi. The finish in Manly is perfect: you can treat yourself to a swim, fish and chips or a cold schooner of Toohey's New (or Old - Sydney's classic beers).
Get your walking shoes on for a 10km walk, along unspoilt cliffs and bushland, past little sandy coves where you can stop for a dip, and lose yourself in the coastal Aussie bush while looking out over the harbour. Keep your eyes on the ground and water and the sky. It's easy to forget you're in a modern city of 4 million people. Then climb up over an escarpment and see the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in the distance. Head there for a well-earned drink afterwards!
You can do laps or just loll, and with your head at the just the right level, watch the ferries glide across the horizon.
Take the ferry or jetcat to Manly, turn left out of terminal and walk along harbourside walkway past Aquarium around to Fairlight.
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