An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

Here's a vaguely fun fact.  This year I'm challenging myself to walk really bloody far. Whereas I ordinarily would limit these subur...

The Prince's Coronation: Strathfield South and Enfield

Here's a vaguely fun fact. 

This year I'm challenging myself to walk really bloody far. Whereas I ordinarily would limit these suburbsing outings to 5 or 10km of walking a day, on this day Google tells me I walked 22km (starting at Sefton a few blog posts ago). Well, these next two suburbs are the final two of a day out that brought me from Western Sydney across into the Inner West. As a result, please excuse me if I've missed your favourite something-or-other in these suburbs. 

Strathfield South

After sailing walking across the Cooks River into the Inner West, I was now in Strathfield South. I quite like regular Strathfield, so let's see if its southern brother lives up to the family name. 

Just north of the border are signs pointing to the park I just came from, 

and a park I could head to. This actually quite pretty pathway is part of a huge network of paths that hug the Cooks River, starting up the road at Rookwood Cemetery and leading all the way to the airport. If you read my last point, you'll also come to know that this path is much prettier than the Cooks River, which up at this bit of Sydney is merely a trickle of water on some cement.  

But alas, today was not the day to walk to the airport, I had to head uphill instead.

Unsurprisingly, this took me into residential Strathfield South. 

Unlike some of the megahouses I saw in vanilla Strathfield, the houses here are much more regular, albeit still nicer-than-average. 

Yes, you do have some new, featureless builds,

but you've also got an array of older options with substantial charm. 

This one's both new and fancy, looking like it's made out of lego. 

At the crest of a hill, I found this building. Despite its exterior appearance, Google Maps tells me that its used as a Hindu Temple, which I suppose is interesting. 

And nearby is this small street that can't take you to Dan Murphys. 

It's actually only half true that this is a small street. This street is called Coronation Parade, and its main feature, apart from not taking you to Dan Murphys, is that it's split into two longways, 

with a long strip of parkland in the middle. 

I followed the path through the park, past a playground which is technically in the middle of the road, 

past the local grocery store, 

and through this archway. 

To the unreachable promised land. 


If you cross to the other half of Coronation Parade, you enter my next suburb and the other half of this post. 

Strathfield South: Is it just me or would South Strathfield sound better? 


On the other side of Coronation Parade is Enfield. I started at this pet supply shop, 

and took this arbitrary street in to head into a residential pocket of this small suburb. 

Similar to Strathfield South, Enfieldites live in a mixture of the old and maintained, 

and the new and huge. 

At the end of this residential street is Henley Park, a reasonable neighbourhood park with fields, paths,

and a swimming pool with an interesting exterior. 

I continued through, 

finding more suburbia, 

including one very fancy house, 

and a few more which are a little more down to earth. 

And finally, this particular residential street leads to an IGA - the official supermarket of Prince, 

and the main road. The other side of the road is another suburb (Burwood, for those of you playing at home),

so I figured a walk up the road would be good luck. 

Being a main road, there's nothing else of interest here. 

Oh, except for this,

a church with a mighty fine exterior. 

With tired legs and ominous rainclouds starting to fill the sky, it was now time to head home. 

Enfield: Plenty of pillars to share.


  1. Wait, you visit multiple suburbs in one day? This revelation kind of takes the awe our of your project for me. I guess your title says "visit" every suburb in Sydney, which while technically correct, I'm sure a lot of your readers would argue that walking down one or two streets and a park isn't fully "visiting" a place.
    I'm now questioning how much good stuff you've missed in all of these different communities.

    1. I'm not sure how you haven't noticed this until now - the majority of my posts start with me walking in on foot from my previous suburb. Did you think I go home first?

    2. I figure a guess is because it would take 23 000 years to visit every street in every suburb... lolll relax

  2. Not sure about why the other Anonymous has been de-awed, but I love these snapshots and the hints of other delights beyond the suburb boundary. It might be a bit dull to cover every piece of gravel and blade of grass (not to mention every building), and miss the nice interpretive discoveries Yaz gives us. I feel I'm having a visit when I read, rather than a total google tour. And 22kms on the streets! Time to rest those feet.

    1. Thanks for the support Anonymous2 :)

    2. I agree, I think it's a great little snapshot of each suburb. Some have more to offer than others. I really don't see how they didn't realise this if they have been following along. I don't care how it's done, I love seeing places I have lived, places I have spent a lot or a little bit of time at. Hearing about places I didn't know existed.

  3. Trams used to run down the middle of Coronation Parade (now a reserve) and through the archway.