The Bay Run
The Bay Run
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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MosesPH
1,557 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020
Came to do the walk on a weekday. It was pleasant and relatively flat walking path all along the bay. Very nice for cycling, jogging, skating and walking. Great activity for families of all ages. Parking available at Lilyfield side on Frazer St. Note of caution if you go on the weekend as can imagine that it will be very busy and crowded seeing that it's a popular place.
Written 4 July 2020
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Ray G
Australia875 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020
We have ridden bikes on the bay run a few times. Easy but enjoyable. The bikes and walkers are well separated for much of the 8kms. The ride is a complete circuit so can be started from anywhere. It is a really enjoyable place as the bike ride is beside the water all the time.
Written 20 June 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We only did this run for the experience and to see the difference from some years ago, when we used to do it on a regular basis. It's a lovely run, with stunning views in most places. It can get quite busy at times, which is why you should go very early to avoid being crowded by too many walkers and runners. We don't particularly like the bikes but they are a necessary evil.... If you live nearby you will probably love it. If you travel to here you will not be disappointed. And coffee shops are not too far away. Parking is not a problem either.
Written 18 December 2019
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Food C
Sydney, Australia207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
When you’re tired of Sydney and just have to get out and see the suburbs, Drummoyne is a great choice and only 5 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD.
Take a direct ferry from Barangaroo Wharf 1 Side B and arrive in approx. 9 minutes.
I highly recommend walking to the summit of the Gladesville Bridge from the wharf for the most spectacular views of the Parramatta River looking straight through to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. IT DOESN’T COME BETTER THAN THIS!!!!!!!!! Take your camera. To get there from the wharf, walk up Wolseley Street until you reach Victoria Road and turn right. The incline is the Gladesville Bridge.
The bridge was built between 1959 and 1964. When it was completed it was the longest single span concrete arched bridge in the world. From here, it’s around a 1 km (about- turn) walk then to the Iron Cove Bridge. Walk from the Gladesville Bridge straight down Victoria Road heading back towards the city through Drummoyne’s Shopping Centre.
Starting from Drummoyne swimming pool, walk the ever- popular Bay Run encircling Iron Cove (off to your right at the Iron Cove Bridge Drummoyne side) Bring plenty of water and good shoes. It’s an easy 7- kilometre walk around the bay and can be walked at your own pace. This is hugely popular with the locals. There’s only a slight elevation at the end, so great for cyclists and pedestrians alike. The path hugs the shoreline and goes through the suburbs of Drummoyne, Russell Lea, Rodd Point, Haberfield, Leichhardt, Lilyfield and Rozelle. The scenery is magnificent with views of the bridge, Rodd Point and Rodd Island. A stop off for a drink at the Haberfield UTS Rowing Club is highly recommended and is approximately half way around.
On the Rozelle- side you’ll pass Le Montage (a huge multi- roomed wedding reception venue) another great pit stop for a good coffee at their outside café. Further around you’ll walk through Callan Park, a collection of exceptional heritage buildings purposely built in 1885 as a lunatic asylum. Patients were housed there until 1994.
Then in 1996 the buildings were acquired by the Sydney College of the Arts. Callan Park is owned and managed by the NSW State Government. There is a slight elevation through this part, until you once again return to the Iron Cove Bridge. Head back across the bridge into Drummoyne.
Turn right at the first street over the bridge at the traffic lights (crossing the very busy Victoria Road) and you’ll arrive at Birkenhead Point Outlet Shopping Centre in 5 minutes.
From 1929 to 1977 Birkenhead Point was the Dunlop Tyre Factory. In 1990 after a massive refurbishment the warehouse opened its doors as a shopping precinct. From 2004 to 2010 another floor was added. Today there’s over 140 discount stores to explore.
There’s luxury designer brands Michael Kors, Coach, Harrold’s, Bally, Armani, Hugo Boss, Polo, Nike, Adidas, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein and many, many more at 50-70% off normal retail prices.
A myriad of bargains can be found here for shopaholics. There’s 3 floors of designer handbags, shoes, clothing, homewares, jewellers, sporting goods, leisure and travel, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, discount and variety stores, pharmacies, cafes and restaurants.
When you are all shopped out, head to Drummoyne Sailing Club In front of Birkenhead Shopping Centre. The Club was founded in 1913 and is one of Sydney’s premier sailing clubs on Sydney Harbour. The views are spectacular from the beautiful outside deck over Cockatoo, Spectacle and Snapper islands. The club welcomes all visitors and is a top place for a snack, lunch or dinner. From here walk back to Victoria Road to the bus stop and catch any 500 bus back to the city ( approx. 20 minutes).
A great days do- it- yourself tour out of Sydney’s CBD for those who love walking. Drummoyne is a suburb of magnificent parks and surrounded by water on three sides.
Enjoy Sydney!!!!! And the Bay Run.
Written 26 April 2020
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Robert George
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Solo
The Bay Run is ordinarily a beautiful 7km footpath. However it is not really the idyllic walk it should be. It is often extremely busy and has a very bad atmosphere. It is packed with aggressive joggers and cyclist, tattooed, shirtless thugs, and selfie taking girls. I’m a local resident and I’ve seen people come to blows, mostly verbally on several occasions but physically as well. People argue about which side of the path they should be on, children weave around on their bikes, Middle Aged Men in Lycra whiz along at 40 to 50 kph. It has a bad vibe. Best time to go is 5 am, or when it is lightly raining because Sydney siders HATE and seem scared of the rain, even drizzle and the Bay Run goes to bring practically empty.
Written 18 April 2020
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star_girl8646
Sydney, Australia120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Friends
If you want to go for a scenic walk in Sydney this is it. The views are amazing and you can park at any point around most of the track - it is a full round trip so you will always get back to the car. It is also an easy walk - but it gets very busy.
Written 8 July 2019
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Esh Richards
Bronte, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Do the full run whenever you can, or walk if you may. Its a great flat path, which takes you around some of Sydney's coves. Along the way stop at a cafe and watch all the active leisurers in their habitat.
Written 25 February 2019
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TravelGlobex4
Greater Sydney, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Found this walk way when moved to Sydney around 4 yrs ago and have used it everyday since. Absolutely love it. As a regular I use it everyday for my daily routine walk,jog,run or cycle but mostly walk. From a regular point of view it’s absolutely perfect.easy to get to,plenty of parking,very flat and most importantly it’s a loop. 7km start to finish,so it’s a perfect 1hr 10m walking lap, if you want to do more, just do another lap.its all footpath, hugging the water/coves so you get the best of all worlds, a lot of nature in the urban inner west. Plenty of wildlife on the walks, usually plenty of activity in the water from fish leaping out of water, pelicans paddling past, birds in the trees. There are a number of rowing clubs in the area so you usually see people out rowing, or little boats out and about. Throughout the whole loop there are plenty of parks (kids play areas,shaded), football/cricket ovals, outdoor gyms, running tracks. It really is a keep fit heaven, suited for everyone and all abilities. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants along the loop at least 5 or 6 to grab a coffee or nice meal if you choose to. Lots of places to sit and relax or bring a picnic, out in the open fields, beside the water or in shaded areas. There are also a lot of water stations around the walk way, at least 8 or 9 so you can stop for a drink of water to cool down or fill your bottle (highly recommend to bring a bottle with you to fill up), they are very easy to find,you can’t miss them. There are also free bbq areas and plenty of public toilets along the walk.great place to bring young children as there are plenty of great shaded play grounds as you walk around the flat pathways (easy to push a stroller/pram), big open sporting fields to let them run wild and let some steam off. It’s a great mixture of runners, walkers, joggers, bikers (there is a separate biking lane and walking lane the whole way around the loop), people fishing, families with small children, dog walkers, people just chilling by the water. Can’t recommend it enough as a “regular”. A lot of great memories of this place, been in every season and weather condition. It can get very busy and chaotic especially at weekends with sporting events on the fields, and tons of people filling the walkways and cafes. I avoid the big crowds by going early first thing in the mornings during the weekends, and weekdays it’s usually quieter 9.30-3pm. It’s got some nice views of the city skyline in the distance also, you can clearly see Sydney tower. Walkways are well maintained, along with the waterways and the grounds and all parks and reserves.credit to all councils and everyone involved in making this such an amazing place in Sydney. By far my favourite place there is, getting ready myself for a loop now.. love iron cove!!!
Written 15 January 2019
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Scott_No_Mates
Sydney116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Pleasant bike ride with the kids around the bay on a warm Sunday afternoon.

There are no massive hills so you can take the kids on their bikes, scooters, roller skates/blade or just for a walk.

At the right time of day, you may partake in a coffee or two at the cafes at Birkenhead Point bridge/shops or at Nield Park.
Written 18 June 2018
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Andrea W
Sydney, Australia185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
You don't have to run the Bay Run, walkers are welcome too. The scenery is great, and when you get off the iron cove bridge you walk/run/cycle in a great loop all around the water. take plenty of water, it can take up to an hour to walk all the way round.
Written 26 January 2018
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