The Most Scenic Places to Jog Around Sydney
Sydney really is a paradise for those who like to jog, as there is a seemingly endless amount of great running opportunities. From its world famous harbour to its inner city parks, you won’t ever run out of places to go for a run in Sydney. The following are a few of the best places to go for a jog and check out the scenery in this beautiful harbour city.
When it comes to nice places to go for a run within the city, there is no place on Earth that can compare to Sydney Harbour. Starting at Sydney’s historic Rocks area and heading across to Circular Quay and the Opera House, you can then enter the gorgeous Royal Botanic Gardens, where you will be so wowed by the views that you won’t even notice the effort of your running. If you ever want to feel like you’re jogging in a postcard, this is your best chance.
Coogee to Bondi
Winding right along the rugged coastline from beautiful Coogee Beach to Australia’s most famous beach, Bondi, this run will have you taking in some of Sydney’s most spectacular scenery. The gentle ups and downs make for an interesting run, and the section going through the cemetery is a scene like no other. You even have a couple of dozen steps thrown into the mix. On a calm early summer’s morning or evening, there is no better place in the world for a jog than right here.
The Spit Bridge to Manly
This is easily one of Sydney’s best places to go for a jog. Taking in uninterrupted views of Middle Harbour, the route is 9km each way and showcases some of the most exclusive of Sydney apartments. There are taps provided along the route, so if you are silly enough to be running in the heat of the day, you can at least stop once in a while for a drink.
Centennial Park Loop
While not quite as spectacular as jogging alongside Sydney Harbour, the almost 7km loop around Centennial Park is remarkably beautiful all the same. You may have to share the paths with a few horseback riders, though that only adds to the charm of running around this vibrant inner city park.
One of the best options for jogging on Sydney’s northern beaches is the 12km-long Dee Why circuit. Taking in Dee Why, North Curl Curl, the Dee Why Lagoon Wildlife Region, Collaroy, Narrabeen, Narrabeen Lakes and Cromer, this is one of Sydney’s most beautiful areas, both in terms of scenery as well as architecture.
Manly to North Head
Another great run starting in Manly, this 8.1km route takes you out through Sydney Harbour National Park and to the magnificent North Head, treating you to some of the best views of Sydney Harbour.
If you are visiting Sydney and like to jog, your best bet is to base yourself in Manly, as many of Sydney’s best routes start from there. Some of the nicest apartments in Sydney are in Manly too, so why not check in for a week or two and get a taste of a few of the spectacular running options?