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REVEALED: WHY SYDNEY IS AUSTRALIA'S MOST WALKABLE CITY


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Sydney is Australia's most walkable city, with an average walking time of just 21 minutes to reach its top five attractions, a new study has found.


And the study, by the e-learning platform Preply, found the Gold Coast followed closely behind, with visitors accessing popular spots within an average of 31 minutes,


Preply, which calculated the average walking times between major tourist attractions in Australia's key cities, found Canberra the least walkable due to dispersed attractions - requiring two and a half hours of walking.


Darwin, Cairns, and Hobart tied for walkability, each offering exploration within one hour and 47 minutes.


Australia’s Most Walkable Cities


  1. Sydney (1.4 km)

  2. Gold Coast (2.3 km)

  3. Perth (3.7 km)

  4. Melbourne (5.0 km)

  5. Adelaide (6.6 km)

  6. Darwin (7.5 km)

  7. Cairns (7.7 km)

  8. Hobart (7.8 km)

  9. Brisbane (10.2 km)

  10. Canberra (10.8 km)

Attractions mapped


  1. Sydney: Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  2. Gold Coast: Surfers Paradise Beach, SkyPoint Observation Deck, Cavill Avenue, Infinity Attraction, Ripley's Believe or Not.

  3. Perth: The Perth Mint, St. George's Anglican Cathedral, The Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay, State War Memorial.

  4. Melbourne: Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Old Melbourne Gaol.

  5. Adelaide: National War Memorial, Town Hall, Adelaide Oval, National Wine Centre of Australia, St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

  6. Darwin: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, Darwin Waterfront, Wave Lagoon, Crocosaurus Cove.

  7. Cairns: Cairns Museum, Cairns Art Gallery, Saint Monica's Cathedral, Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns Botanic Gardens.

  8. Hobart: Cascade Brewery, Hobart Penitentiary, Mawson's Huts Replica Museum, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

  9. Brisbane: Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, City Hall, Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries, Cathedral of St. Stephen.

  10. Canberra: Australian War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin, Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia, Questacon.

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