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.

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’ Walks

A choice of either the Southern ‘Explorer’ walk beginning in the Eastern Suburbs or the Northern ‘Explorer’ walk beginning in the Ku-ring-gai National Park.

2-Day ‘Taster’ Walks

A choice of walks will take you either South or North of the Bridge.