The Story Behind The Emerald Way

There are over 100km of walking trails along the Sydney coast and Harbour. To tackle the entire journey would take days and some significant planning. Which is how The Emerald Way came about.

A small team of enthusiastic, amateur walkers decided to craft from the ground up a walk that connected the most spectacular trails and then wrap them together with memorable places to stay and dine. It’s a first for Sydney – a truly world class, curated walking experience.

Why is The Emerald Way Different From Other Walks?

The Emerald Way is a walk like no other. Each day you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready for a day full of adventure and discovery. Here are some of the walk’s highlights we know you’ll love!

  • Stay in a 4 Star ‘Boutique’ Hotel Every Night
  • Get a good night’s sleep in a comfy bed
  • Wake up to freshly brewed coffee and breakfast each morning
  • Enjoy a delicious cooked meal & glass of wine every night
  • Go on a kayaking adventure
  • Meet the local wildlife and learn about the native flora

What's In A Name?

Spain has its ‘Camino de Santiago’. Italy is rightly proud of its ‘Sentiero degli Dei’. So how did we settle on ‘The Emerald Way’ as the moniker for our Sydney coastal and Harbour trail? Well the name goes back to 1987, when Australia’s most famous playwright, David Williamson was looking for a catchy title for his new play. Eventually he settled upon the name of the city in which ‘The Wizard of Oz’ lived. Get it? That’s the first time Sydney was bestowed the nickname The Emerald City.

We also liked the fact that ‘Emerald’ so vividly captures the sensational hues of sea and sky which envelops our walk and for which our city is rightly famous.

So there you have it – The Emerald Way, showcasing Sydney, The Emerald City.

Explore The Emerald Way

5-Day ‘Signature’ Walk

To spend five days on The Emerald Way, is a once in a lifetime experience. Constantly surprising, the walk is a treat for all your senses.

3-Day ‘Explorer’ Walk

The popular ‘Explorer’ provides walkers with the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds either side of the Harbour.

2-Day ‘Taster’ Walk

A spectacular harbour-side journey from Manly to Taronga Zoo with an overnight stay at the Wildlife Retreat Taronga.

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