Five Best Dog Walks in Sydney

Author picture Jessica  - updated: 29/08/2023

What are the best dog walks in Sydney?

Whether you love nature, the coast or trendy urban cafes, there's something in Sydney for every dog, dog walker and owner! Although we are spoilt for choice, here are our top five Sydney dog walks:

Sydney Park, Alexandria/ St. Peters

Sydney Park is a favourite amongst the inner-west dog walking community, and for good reason. There's a cafe, kids' park, and cycle track next to the park, making it a great spot for the whole family. Plus, the park is super spacious and pretty!

Come by on weekends to see dogs of all shapes and sizes congregating around the cafe with their dog walkers. The park's pretty ponds attract many birds, fish, and other marine animals to live there. As a result, you cannot allow your dog to swim here. If you’re a runner, you’ll love the weekend Park Run. 

Sydney Park

The Sydney Park Kiosk is smack bang in the middle of the park. It serves up delicious coffee and a small but yummy menu of juices, smoothies and baked goods. There are also plenty of options for the little ones and for special dietary requirements.

Parking: There are three reasonably sized car parks around the park that fill up quite quickly on weekends. However, you will find plenty of street parking around the area. 

Mort Bay Park, Balmain

This hidden gem is home to the Balmain Ferry Wharf. It plays host to dozens of local dogs and dog walkers, especially on weekends!

There is a huge kids' playground and plenty of open space for the pups to run around and play fetch. and several safe entry points into the harbour for those aquatically-inclined pups. You can have a picnic and enjoy the harbour views, or take a long walk around the bay. 

Mort Park Bay

There are no cafes at the park, but Mort Bay is a hop and a skip away from bustling Darling Street. Here, you can pick up a coffee and snack at a local cafe.

Parking: There is limited street parking adjacent to the park, but plenty of street parking in the blocks surrounding the bay. 

Black Wattle Bay, Rozelle

Black Wattle Bay at sunset is one of the most beautiful places in Sydney. You and your dog will be amazed by views of the bay, Anzac Bridge, and the beautiful parklands. It's hard to believe this stunning spot is so close to the city!

There is plenty of space for dogs and their humans to run and play. Additionally, a small but highly popular beach allows dogs. Very popular with local cyclists and joggers, and perfect for a run, jog, or lazy picnic.

Black Wattle Bay

Black Wattle Bay is close to the Tramsheds, a trendy spot with restaurants and bars in a renovated tram depot. Pop there to grab a coffee, a gelato, or something more substantial.

Parking: Paid parking is available at the Tramsheds, and there is ample free parking at Black Wattle Bay. It does get busy on weekends, but there is plenty of surrounding street parking. 

Centennial Parklands 

Centennial Parklands is a great place for dog walking in Sydney. It has lots of lakes, trails, cafes, and interesting spots to explore. Spend a lazy Sunday with a picnic basket, or have a run with your dog along one of the many tracks.

There are lots of cyclists, horses, and kids in the park, especially on weekends. As such, only well-behaved dogs should visit. There are special rules for pups and their owners at Centennial Park. Be sure to check out the website before going on your dog-walking adventure. 

King Charles Cavalier in Centennial Park

You are spoilt for choice for snacks and coffee in Centennial parklands. The Greenhouse, the Spruce Goose Diner and the adjoining canteen on Centennial Drive are hugely popular. Otherwise, there are plenty of BBQs and picnic areas scattered throughout the park.

Parking: There is plenty of parking within the grounds of the park. 


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