Sydney Walking Tour Apps 2

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It’s time to start walking everyone, and I have reviewed another 3 Sydney walking tour apps to help you on your way. You don’t have to be a visitor to get out and enjoy the beautiful walks highlighted in these apps.

While writing my previous post on free Sydney walking tours, I found several new apps I had not had time to try out.  Fast forward a few months, and I have finally got around to giving a few more.

Sydney Train Walks App 

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Sydney Train Walks might just be my new favourite app.  As I have five months before my next overseas adventure, I have vowed to get out and explore more of my backyard. This app highlight walks you can take using Sydney train stations as start and finish points. Most of the walks are best suited to experienced walkers with many being 8-10 km and the average being 20 km! Of course, you can start and finish at points along the way for most of them if you are not up to a long hike.

The app is not exactly a design masterpiece however it includes detailed maps and lots of great photos to show you what you will encounter along the way. I am working my way through these for the next few months so stay tuned for updates on my Flickr collection. The website has a lot of the app content you can view when planning your next adventure.

Features:

  • Clear easy to follow maps
  • Photos so you can check where you are
  • Location of nearby food and drink to sustain you on your walk.

Price:  Free – download for Android or Apple version
Rating:  9.0/10

Sydney Walker App

Sydney Walking Apps (2)

The Sydney Walker app currently features 18 walking and cycling maps covering Sydney and suburbs. These are much shorter walks than those in the Walks by Train app, and they include some beautiful parts of Sydney, so they are perfect for visitors. The app is produced by Melways (a street directory publisher), so Melway maps feature.

Features:

  • Clear maps
  • Maps stored on your device, so no internet connection needed
  • Includes cycling maps where tracks exist

Price:  Free – download for Android or Apple version
Rating: 6.0/10

Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk App

This walk features seven artworks along the Walsh Bay waterfront between Piers 1 and 6.  The app includes a description of the works and details of the artists.  The first and best-known work is Jimmie Durham’s Still Life With Stone and Car which features a red car squashed by a giant rock. The app is good for what it is but is only a 30-minute walk at most.

Features:

  • Audio explaining the artworks
  • Additional languages – French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Includes cycling maps where tracks exist

Price:  Free – download for Android or Apple version
Rating: 6.0/10

Do you know of any new Sydney apps I should review?  Please let me know. 

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4 Comments

  1. We have almost walked our way through our book of harbour walks but I love the idea of an app – so easy and so convenient. Sydney is so beautiful and there’s always something new to discover! I’m off to download and go. My fitbit is going to go into overdrive!

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