Best Sydney Books + Guidebooks

Here are some Sydney books which you will love if you are planning a visit to Sydney or looking for a special gift. These are also super handy books for families who live in Sydney and are keen to explore new places.

You can read a full post about some of them, you’ll find links below book covers.

Sydney Guide Books

Bondi to Manly book

The Bondi to Manly Walk

This new book by mother-of-two Tara Wells has detailed trail notes to the entire 80km Bondi to Manly Walk. This can be done over many days, there are so many options. Tara has added in sections on walking with children, and has included lot of fascinating stories about what you see along the way. Makes a great pressie for Sydney families and for visitors too.

sydney for dogs

Sydney For Dogs

There are so many places that Sydney families cannot take their dogs. Enjoy finding out all the great places where dogs can run off-leash in this terrific 2017 book by local author Catherine Proctor.

All National Parks and most beaches are off limits to dogs, so check out all the great spots where dogs are allowed in this book. Now in its 4th edition, it will help your family explore much more of Sydney, with your four-legged friend in tow.


Time Out Sydney

If you’re planning a visit to Sydney for the first time, do think about getting Time Out’s general guide to our beautiful city.

Sydney Books – Walking in Sydney


Sydney’s Best Harbour and Coastal Walks

A well-written and clearly laid out book featuring Sydney’s most lovely coastal walks. You’ll find plenty that are suitable for families here.



Sydney’s Best Bush, Park and City Walks

Check out these walks, with the information you need to plan a trip. Lots that will suit kids well here.

Sydney dog walks

Great Sydney Dog Walks

Find 40 of the best dog walks in and around Sydney in this book.

Sydney Books – Swimming


Wild Swimming Sydney

Read more about Wild Swimming Sydney on this post.

Sydney Books – Beautiful Picture Books

sydney rock pools

Sydney Rock Pools

This is the most beautiful photography book about Sydney I’ve ever seen and one of the most treasured books on my bookshelf.

If you love Sydney’s coast, you will adore this. It makes the most wonderful gift for visitors and ocean-loving Sydneysiders too.


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