Things to do when in Randwick
What to do on your visit to Randwick,
in Sydney, N.S.W.
Randwick City is located in New South Wales (Australia), and it offers various
activities for visitors to engage in and enjoy their stay. Whether you are interested in team sports or leisurely
strolls, there is something special for everybody to guarantee a great visit.
Malabar Riding School and Centennial Stables are credential horse riding schools in Randwick City that offer
opportunities for visitors to learn and enjoy horse riding. Both of these schools are set amongst breathtaking
scenery which makes this experience astonishing.
Malabar Riding School is open 7 days a week, welcomes all riders (from beginners to the advanced), and is
located on Malabar Headland. Centennial Stables, situated next to Centennial Park, is also open every day
of the week and serves to all levels of riding experience.
Randwick City has two dedicated bicycle tracks that take you through relaxed surroundings and green open spaces.
The first bicycle track is through Centennial Park – 189 hectares featuring grand avenues, variety of sporting
avenues, historic buildings, statues, ponds, and formal gardens. Bicycles can be hired from Centennial Park Cycles
for making a full circuit of this wonderful park.
Another open-space bicycle track is in Heffron Park. It is 4.2 km long and runs through sporting fields and open grasslands with the
rich fauna habitat of the park. The park is located in Matraville, at Bunnerong Road, but no bike hire is
available, so bring your own bike.
No matter if you have tons or little experience in sailing, no matter if you are of mature age or young, every
sailing enthusiast is welcome at Yarra Bay 16ft. Skiff Sailing Club. Those who are interested in sailing, but have
never tried it, can learn how to sail in the safe and calm Botany Bay. Sandy shoreline and calm waters make the
location perfect for great family outings.
Randwick’s Coastal Walkway is one of Sydney’s greatest assets. The Walkway follows the
coast from Waverley Cemetery all the way to La Perouse, through Gordon’s Bay, Coogee, Clovelly and Maroubra on
the way. This is a chance for all visitors to see the coastal flora and fauna, as well as the exciting panoramic
Some of the best beaches in Australia are located on Sydney’s long ocean coastline. Therefore, a great number of
surfers travel to The Sports Coast to ride the waves. Some of the best surfing locations are Coogee Beach, Maroubra beach, Malabar,
and Wedding Cake Island. Some of them have consistent swells that come from the South or North, while others are
inconsistent and work only during big storms and when strong winds are NW-SW.
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities in Randwick. The crystal clear sea is where beautiful and exotic fish, among other fascinating
sea creatures, swim freely. Choosing to spend a few days swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving is an excellent
way to explore Gordon Bay’s underwater paradise. Clovelly Bay also offers opportunities for thrilling
exploration of the ocean waters.
The term “bush” has become iconic for the Australian continent, and it refers to rural and undeveloped land. The
Australian bush is a place of impressive natural beauty and rich in aboriginal heritage. There are four bush tracks
in Botany Bay National Park: Jennifer Street Boardwalk, Congwong Beach, Henry Head Walking Track and Coast Hospital
Find a place to stay in one of the Randwick serviced apartments, and set off on a long walk (some of these tracks are
as 350 km long). Sheltered beaches and spectacular views are a must-see when visiting Randwick.
For those who enjoy shopping and urban walks, The Spot and Maroubra Junction are two known shopping precincts in
this area. Visit cafes, restaurants, and stores, try the local cuisine and beverages, and spend a nice day in
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Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In
her free time she enjoys exploring new and exciting destinations with her family.