The Best Kids’ Bike Tracks In Sydney

Best kids bike tracks


Learning to ride a trike and then a bike is one of the great childhood rites of passage.

Sydney has many wonderful outdoors bike tracks suitable for children. And they’re all free!

Here follows a list of the best bike tracks we have come across throughout Sydney.  They’re listed here alphabetically by name of the bike track.

If you know of another, PLEASE let us know in the comments below!

Happy cycling – one and all! 


Balmoral Beach

The cricket oval at the south end of Balmoral has a bike path all the way round it. Just back from the beach at the south end.  Read about where to park etc on this balmoral Beach post.


Bicentennial Park, Glebe

There is a terrific playground here and lots of cycling paths throughout the park.


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My wee twins at Bicentennial Park bike track by playground

Bicentennial Park,  Sydney Olympic Park

A good kids cycle track goes around the park by the playground, plus heaps of cycle paths throughout the park. Find details on parking on this Bicentennial Park post here.


Bicentennial Park,  West Pymble

Lots of bike tracks throughout the park, excellent playground there too.


Blenheim Park, Ryde

Lovely bike track by the playground. Read all the information you need on my Blenheim Park playground post here.



Thanks Nick Bloom for the photo of Brightmore Reserve

Brightmore Reserve, Cremorne

Brightmore Reserve has a terrific bike track, all laid out and marked like a road. See council website page here.


Buffalo Creek Reserve

Great bike track here as well as some interesting and fun play equipment, all in a beautiful bushy locale.  Read details on my Buffalo Creek Reserve Playground post here.


Campbelltown Bicycle Education and Road Safety Centre

A huge bike track, excellent spot!  Check out the council website page here.


Centennial Park

There is a very bike bike track with play equipment on opposite side of the park from the cafe. See Centennial Park Bike Tracks post here and Centennial Park Cafe post here.


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The bike track at Hallstrom Park

Hallstrom Park,  Willoughby

By the playground is a big oval bike track for kids. Find information about Hallstrom Park here.


Holroyd Gardens, Merrylands

There’s a cycle training track here, all painted with proper road markings, as well as the fabulous playground. Click here for more info.


Jubes Mountain Bike Park, Wahroonga

This mountain bike park is within Golden Jubilee Field and has three distinct areas of difficulty. Check details and see a short video on the council website here.


Lagoon Park, Manly

The playground here is great and bike tracks lead along the dam and also there’s a bike path all the way down to Shelly Beach. Click here for more info.


Narrabeen Lake

There’s now a walking and cycling track right around Narrabeen Lake. Start or finish at the fab Bilarong Playground and Reserve.


Passmore Reserve, Manly Vale

Bike track goes all around the playing fields, passing by the excellent playground, click here for more info.


Sydney Park Cycling Centre, St Peters

This is an excellent learn to cycle space on the Sydney Park Road side of Sydney Park.   For parking details etc see the Sydney Park post here.

Here’s a great video showing this bike track.


sydney bike tracks for kids

St Ives bike track

St Ives Showground Playground and Bike Track

Bike track here has great shade and play equipment beside it.


Terrey Hills BMX Bike Track

A fantastic bike track for older kids. Check out the full post and photos here.

1 BMX Bikeing Terry Hills 7

The BMX Bike Track at Terrey Hills… ready, set… go!


Winnererremy Bay Playground, Mona Vale

The huge oval by the playground has a bike track around it.  For more info click the Winnererremy Bay Payground post here.


Willoughby Park, Willoughby

There’s a small bike track by the playground and then a large bike track all around the oval. Photos and Willoughby Park  info here.


So that’s our list of the best kids bike tracks in Sydney. Whew!  Look at the comments below as well as more may be added by readers.


Where did you learn to ride a bike?

Can you add any more bike tracks to this list?

Posted on: May 8, 2015


  • Reply September 26, 2012


    Buffalo Creek was one of the faves but the kids need something more now at ages 10 and 8 than riding around in a large circle. When they were little – 3 and 4 – St Ives showground was our favourite as it has the playground there as well (thats the problem with Brightmore – no playground). When they were 5 – 9 it was either Buffalo Creek or Winnererremy, the later being particularly good in winter because of the full sun. Lagoon park got a bit of a look in as did Willoughby park, although the later tends to have a lot of dogs and even if they are on a leach they did tend to freak out my kids a bit. At 10 and 8 though they tend to prefer the bike path that links Hallstrom Park and Artarmon Reserve. However this requires the parent to ride alongside, whereas the other parks you could sit and watch them (although Buffalo Creek did involve them being out of sight for a while).

  • Reply November 20, 2012

    Paul Henry

    A kids bike track should really grow with the child as they get more eager to travel farther and faster. Its like being on a treadmill and you feel bored after just five minutes. Imagine if an adult feels that way then its easily not a problm for a child to feel the same way.

  • Reply January 1, 2013


    Holroyd Gardens Merrylands is good for little ones.

  • Reply November 25, 2013


    Seana, I love this playground at Sydney Park, St Peters but feel strongly in warning parents to avoid sitting at the café.
    Dogs are walked in the grasslands surrounding the playground and the animals are allowed to roam the seating area whilst their owners enjoy their coffees. Few are tied up to chairs. The one and only time I sat down to eat, I saw multiple dogs take a pee on the café tiles., against chair legs and eventually on my handbag which was resting by my chair. Dog walkers frequent this park daily and I feel it would be unsafe hygienically for families to stay and eat there.

    • Reply November 25, 2013

      Seana Smith

      We have been warned! No dogs welcome near my handbag. I’m surprised to hear that owners didn’t keep them tied when you were sitting there, most are responsible folks. Must say I really like this cafe and would never resist a cuppa there, but will keep eyes peeled for wandering mutts.

  • Reply June 16, 2014


    I remember going to Carr’s Park as a child. Not far from Tom Ugly’s Bridge.

  • Reply October 17, 2014


    kids should be wearing helmets

    • Reply October 17, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Hello Luke, I have to say that my kids never wear helmets when they are at bike tracks. I think it’s a British thing, we never wore helmets as kids. Of course when on the roads we do wear helmets as the dangers are very great and it’s a legal requirement. But on bike tracks and cycle pathways, we tend not to… we’re pretty slow cyclists.

  • Reply March 14, 2015


    There’s a nice bike track in Camden, for those out this way.

    • Reply March 14, 2015

      Seana Smith

      Thanks Jarrod, can you let me know the name of the park and/or street it’s on and I’ll put it on my list. Many thanks for sharing.

      • Reply March 15, 2015


        Thanks Seana,

        The Camden bike track is approx. 4.5km from end to end. It’s a sealed path all the way. At the northern end it starts from Camden Valley Way, between the Nepean River bridge and before the town begins. Rotary Cowpasture Reserve, where the softball ovals are. There is a car park here. 

        The track extends to Martine Ave. in Camden South

        Another good entry point is at the bottom of Chellaston St. which is about 1km south along the track. There are toilets here, parking, swings and a bbq. There is also a footbridge across the river that has a sealed path which leads up through the turf farm and to an enclosed dog park where they can run leash free.

        The track between Chellaston St. and the northern tip is flat and includes a small wetland with ducks. We saw a spoonbill last weekend! The track south of Chellaston St. has about 3 or 4 shallow hills which the littlies might find challenging but not impossible. Pedal, pedal, pedal. 

        The track travels along the Nepean river and various properties back onto the reserve and opportunities may arise to spot and pat horses and cows.

        There is a bigger playground at Belgenny Reserve. No toilets though unless the nearby soccer club is operating. 

        From this point south you ride under the Camden Bypass and it’s mostly parkland and picnic opportunities. 

        Back at the northern end there is an easy, unsealed track, which shoots off from the main path, and loops around behind the softball fields and back to the car park, for the adventurous off-road training wheelers. There aren’t any food facilities near the track but plenty of cafes in the town. Hope this helps! 

  • On very rare occasions there are moments when I may wish I lived somewhere other than Perth, and this is one of them Sydney offers so many beautiful outdoor locations for fun family day trips like cycling.

  • Reply May 12, 2015

    Gourmet Getaways

    Awww…looks like the twins really love biking! You found the nicest places to bike. And your boy looks exactly like you! Fun!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  • Reply February 5, 2016

    Sheila Freeman

    Bit irresponsible showing kids with no helmet. Cant replace a head when ir hits the footpath.

    • Reply February 6, 2016

      Seana Smith

      I actually disagree… helmets are compulsory on roads but definitely not on bike tracks. I think I have a different perspective as I was brought up in the UK where helmets are not compulsory at all. Of course we all wear them on roads where the danger is very high. But in my family we never wear them on bike tracks ever…. I can’t stand them so I guess I have passed that on to my kids.

      • Reply February 6, 2016

        Seana Smith

        PPS With all four kids… no injuries and myself and four siblings the same when kids and we cycled all over Scotland. So these personal experiences very much colour how I feel. Mind you, I’d rarely ever cycle on Sydney roads as they’re clearly so bloody dangerous.

  • Reply February 14, 2016

    Ly KimMo

    I want to buy a race bicycle for my young sister. I hope one day she will became a good player race’s bike.But I dont know which bike that I should to buy for her.

    • Reply February 14, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Hello there, probably best to do some online searching about good bikes for kids. My twins have ones from the company Byk, and they are great. You could visit your local bike shop to ask advice, but bikes can be costly and it’s often good to buy them second hand.

  • Reply July 8, 2016


    The Heffron Pedal Park, Maroubra is a fun, miniature road network for kids to ride bicycles and scooters. The Pedal Park features various road signs, road markings and road rule information signs to help children develop vital road safety riding skills.

    It’s a good facility for children who can ride confidently and want to further develop their skills in a safe, fenced and off-road environment.

    The Pedal Park was officially opened in 2013 as part of Randwick City Council’s ongoing works as part of the Heffron Park Plan of Management.

    There is ample parking nearby, a children’s playground, public toilets, shade and seating areas.

    It was named through a public naming competition in 2013 won by 7-year-old Marley Lang from Maroubra.

  • Reply August 1, 2016

    Cindy Yuen

    Wow children will definitely love to cycle along these fantastic landscape like that!
    I usually teach my daughter to ride in an empty parking lot with no other cars around. However, I think she doesn’t like it. I’ll try a nice place to inspire her to ride!

  • Reply October 16, 2016

    Liz P

    Jamison Park in South Penrith has a bike path all the way around – about 2.5km I think. Some road crossings. Down Jamison Road from Mulgoa Road to Nepean River and then for another 1km along the river is bike paths with a park and toilets at the river. Also Sydney International Regatta Centre has a 5km loop with bike paths.

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