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Things to do when in Randwick City

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.

Randwick City Town Hall

Horse Riding

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.

Randwick Racecourse

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.

Horse racing in Randwick

Cycling

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.

Randwick Lodge in Avoca Street

Sailing

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.

Coastal Walkway

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 views.

Walkway bridge in Randwick

Surfing

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.

Church in Randwick

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.

Rainbow Street Public School in Randwick

Bushwalking

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 Cemetery.

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 ‘family style’.

All above images courtesy of Creative Commons and Pixabay

Diana Smith

Author bio:

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.

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