There is only one continent that has three times more sheep than people, no active volcano, and more sightseeing opportunities than one vacation can afford.
The popular city of Sydney, Australia is a coastal paradise with more than 150 miles of shoreline and lush headlands where you can see a dolphin or whale any day of the week.
And what better way to experience the rich culture and diverse landscape of the country from down under than a carved-out dream trek?
The Bondi to Manly Walk (also called the B2M) “connects many of the city’s iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, and natural wonders” in Sydney, as Travel and Leisure boasts.
There is no beach, harbor, clifftop view, or romantic cove you won’t experience during this urban coastal hike.
And no need to make a special trip to the famous Sydney Opera House or the Sydney Harbour Bridge because these must-see stops are included.
Even indigenous sites like the Aboriginal engravings at Grotto Point are part of this memorable excursion.
An adventure like this couldn’t be more perfect!
But here’s the kicker…
It’s 50 miles.
This may seem like a daunting number to the hiking novice, but rest assured, it is completely doable.
From start to finish, it takes about four days to complete.
This includes stopping at every iconic site and walking anywhere from 6-12 miles a day – which is nothing for a tourist on a mission.
But if you are an ace hiker with a mission to divide and conquer, then you can finish the hike within 3-4 days no problem.
For the fitness enthusiast, you may even want to pair this excursion with the Outback Marathon.
However, this is one adventure you will not want to rush.
Taking the time to hop in the ocean for a swim or visit an art gallery during your memorable destination vacation of the year will only add to the whole experience.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to buy any special gear or wear one of those intimidating hiking backpacks because you’ll be sleeping in a big, cozy bed every night in your hotel.
It is easy to pick up the trail where you left off through a digital walking app designed for the B2M.
However, wearing good walking shoes, packing a bathing suit and towel, and slathering on adequate sun protection is highly recommended.
The walk is brilliantly designed with sections that are kid-friendly and disability-friendly so there is no one who can’t enjoy the excursion.
Hitting the not-so-dusty trail will work up an appetite, so be sure to stop for some fish and chips at Doyles on the Beach Restaurant after visiting Hornsby Lighthouse.
It wouldn’t be Australia without koalas, which is why the whole family must meet them at Taronga Zoo along the hike.
Close out your perfect few days with a snorkeling tour offered by Ecotreasures and lunch at The Boathouse Shelly Beach.
The most perfect time of year to visit is from February to May, so now is the time to plan a whimsical trip only imagined in fairytales where you can gush at the opera, dine under the stars, and feel alive in the winds of breathtaking cliff sides.
Shortly after the pandemic, Australia was on lockdown and stayed that way for longer than most countries.
Thankfully, the Aussies have finally made traveling to their beautiful landscape a dream that can come true – and you don’t even need a vaccine passport or prove vaccination status to enter the country.
It is no wonder Australia has one of the most tranquil cities in the world, according to Proud American Traveler.
So go to Sydney, Australia and experience what all the travelers have been talking about when they say there’s no other place in the world to get culture, adventure, and breathtaking sites in one place like from the land down under.