For first time visitors to Sydney, this Collection of six runs has been created to showcase Sydney Harbour and the beautiful coastline. It includes easy ways to see iconic landmarks such as The Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the best paths to explore famous local places and beaches such as Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. These runs are a mix of road, trail and well-trafficked coastal paths. For dozens more runs in Sydney head into the app.
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Spit to Manly (one way) 📱 Sydney’s famous Spit to Manly can be enjoyed as a one-way run or as an out and back to the length you wish. This run takes you from The Spit Bridge and will take you to Manly Wharf with breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour. (9.6km ; Red Run).
Scenic North Head Loop 📱 A favourite for many locals that includes a great mix of road, footpath, and trail. This run will take you up and around North Head and includes stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. After heading around North Head you will head down a local favourite training hill, Snake Hill, before crossing Collins Flat Beach and heading back into the Manly. (10km ; Red Run)
Sydney City Iconic Run 📱 This run travels around some of Sydney's most iconic locations including Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, Sydney Opera House, under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and up to Observatory Hill. It does include some hills and stairs that will test your fitness but are definitely rewarded with great views. (9.1km ; Blue Run)
Circular Quay to Manly 📱 This is a long run created to savour great Sydney Harbour views and visit the 'lower north shore' suburbs and many small coves and beaches dotted along the harbour’s north shore. Secluded trail sections to escape into the bush track. Navigates the many dead end roads runners often get frustrated by. (30km ; Blue Run)
Rose Bay to Watsons Bay 📱 The south side of Sydney harbour has limited public access to the waterfront. This short interesting section heading north from Rose Bay towards Watsons Bay is a mix of tucked away boardwalks and small beaches giving great views westward down the harbour to the bridge and Opera House. The road section will take you past the driveways of many of Sydney’s great waterfront homes. Finish at Watsons Bay for great mix of food, refreshments and a beach with a view of the harbour. (6.5km ; Green Run)
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Path 📱This iconic run starts and finishes at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach. You won't be alone on this run, it's hugely popular with the locals. Winding your way past storm blasted sandstone walls you'll make your way from Bondi past the beaches of Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly and onto Coogee with ocean views the entire way Watch the sunrise on an early morning run and enjoy some stairs for a fantastic workout. (13km ; Blue Run).
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