The top 10 dog-friendly walks in Sydney

The top 10 dog-friendly walks in Sydney

We’ve uncovered some of the best dog-friendly walking trials in Sydney, so you’re always prepared when your pal wants to get outside. Leash up, put your sneakers on and get ready to explore this beautiful city with your pup.

#1 Cremorne Point Walk

Dog and owner overlooking Cremorne Point Reserve

Area
Distance

Difficulty
Leash

Cremorne
3km
Easy
Yes

Who doesn’t love a good view? Cremorne Point is one of Sydney-siders’ favourite dog-friendly walks. Pack some cheese and a blanket and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. There are also viewing areas that overlook Mosman Bay and Sydney’s skyline. To get all the details on things to look out for on this walk, read our Cremorne Point Walk guide.

#2 Bidjigal Reserve: Burraga Loop Track

Area
Distance
Difficulty
Leash

The Hills
4km
Moderate
Yes

If your pup loves chasing his tail, he’s going to love this dog-friendly walk that’s a convenient loop. Work your way over to the Bidjigal Reserve and mosey onto the Burraga Track. Heads up – this track will probably take you a few hours because it’s packed with nature and adventures.

#3 Narrabeen Lagoon Bush Trail

Area
Distance
Difficulty
Leash

Narabeen
8.4km
Easy
Yes

The Narrabeen Lagoon Bush Trail is off the beaten track and might be a bit of a drive for some Sydney-siders, but it’s well worth it. Some parts of this dog-friendly walk are off-leash, but it’s best to keep your pup on the leash if possible – especially around the locals (the ducks).

#4 Clovelly to Maroubra

Cavoodle on a dog-friendly walk enjoying the view at Mahon Pool

Area
Distance
Difficulty
Leash

East Sydney
7km
Easy
Yes, with off-leash spots

If you and your pup are a fan of the water, you’ll both love this walk. Get started at the Waverley Cemetery and wind your way past the eastern gems of Bronte, Gordon’s Bay, Clovelly and Coogee. There are also a few off-leash areas on this walk, so take a break and play a little game of fetch with your furry friend. Looking for a shorter walk? Why not start at Coogee instead for a 4.9km walk? 

#5 Ruschutters Bay to Rose Bay

Dog enjoying a swim at Lady Martins Beach

Area
Distance
Difficulty
Leash

Eastern Suburbs
5.5km
Easy
Yes, with off-leash spots

This walk has great views of Garden Island and Sydney Harbour Bridge, plus lots of off-leash spots for your pup to roam and run wild. If your dog loves a swim, this walk is perfect for you. Check out our walked and pup-tested Rushcutters Bay to Rose Bay guide

#6 Wingello State Forest

Area
Distance
Difficulty
Leash

Wingello State Forest
Various tracks
Moderate
No

If there was ever a time to trust us, it’s now. You’ll love this walk. Wingello State Forest offers a variety of different tracks to suit everyone’s activity levels. Immerse yourself in nature while your dog runs free and explores the forest. 

#7 Abraham Bosom Track

Area
Distance
Difficulty
Leash

Curragong
9km
Moderate
Yes

Looking for views and adventure rolled into one blissful location? Well, then, this is the trek for you. With panoramic ocean views and a dog-friendly walk down to the wreck of S.S. Merimbula, your pup can even have a blast with small sections of off-leash fun.

#8 Two Creeks Track

Two Creeks Dog-friendly Track Map
Image credits: www.krg.nsw.gov.au

Area
Distance
Difficulty
Leash

Lindfield
6.1km (one way)
Moderate
Yes

This walk is full of gullies, rocky waterfalls and plenty of sniffing. You can relax and unwind in nature while your dog has the best time of their life. 

#9 Bomaderry Creek Gorge

Area
Distance
Difficulty
Leash

Nowra
1.4km
Hard
Yes

It’s a creek, a gorge, a canyon AND a swamp. The ideal dog-friendly adventure? Pretty much. This dog-friendly walk includes patches of rainforest, dry woodland and gum, and has a couple of caves to explore too. Tip: Bring a few snacks with you and set up a puppy picnic in the grassed areas.

#10 Lake Parramatta: Banksia Track

Area
Distance
Difficulty
Leash

Parramatta
2.5km
Easy
Yes

This trail is rugged and super fun. Start on the Shee-Oak track to get to the Banksia Track. Keep an eye out for the cute creek crossing, which is a perfect photo opportunity for you and your dog. You’ll be following Lake Parramatta the whole trail, so you’ll get a beautiful view around most bends in this dog-friendly walk.

Want to explore more of what Sydney has to offer? Check out these awesome dog-friendly cafes and pet-friendly beaches.

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