Way of St James

Stage 7

In this final stage which starts in Drummoyne, we walk through Sydney’s inner west and into Balmain, Pyrmont and visit Barangaroo before heading to St James Station and the enchanting St Mary’s Cathedral.

The path

From Drummoyne we pass over the Iron Cove Bridge, around part of the Bay Run and into Lewisham, Leichhardt, Camperdown and Glebe where St James Catholic Church is located. From here it is into Balmain and the rose stained glass window of St Augustine’s. Leaving Balmain, we cross the ANZAC bridge and enter Pyrmont. Passing over the Pyrmont Bridge we walk into the new suburb of Barangaroo and back to Circular Quay. The final walk is up historic Macquarie St (Museum of Sydney, The Mint, The Hyde Park Barracks). Similar to the Camino De Santiago finishing at the tomb of St James, the Apostle, the final section of Camino De Sydney visits the historic St James Anglican Church, St James Avenue and St James Train station. An unused underground section of St James train station flooded, creating an underground reservoir known as St James’s Lake. For those who would like a drink, there is a pub on Castlereagh St called the St James hotel. A visit to St Mary’s Cathedral, the largest gothic church in the Southern Hemisphere and the Art Gallery of NSW can complete the pilgrimage.

Day 28: 13.7 km walking from Drummoyne to Balmain
Day 29: 8.8 km walking from Balmain to St James Station

Places of interest

Darling Harbour
Sydney Living Museums
St Mary’s Cathedral
Art Gallery of NSW

Stage 7 in detail

Day 28

Drummoyne to Balmain

From Drummoyne, we head into Leichardt, Annandale, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Rozelle and into Balmain.

Places of interest

Pope Paul VI Reserve Glebe

Places of worship

Maternal Heart of Mary – Traditional Latin Mass
St Thomas of Canterbury Lewisham
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
St James Catholic Church
St Joseph’s Rozelle
St Augustine’s Balmain


The Lodge Bar
The Riverview Hotel
Alegrias Spanish Tapas


Cat and Fiddle Hotel

Pilgrim links

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Centre

Day 29

Balmain to St James Station

From Balmain, we walk over the ANZAC bridge into Pyrmont, over the Pyrmont Bridge into Barangaroo, Walsh Bay, The Rocks, Circular Quay and into St James Rd. The Camino de Sydney ends at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Places of interest

Anzac Bridge
Pyrmont Bridge
Wildlife Sydney Zoo
Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Living Museums
The Rocks Discovery Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art
Macquarie St, site of the International Eucharistic Congress in 1928
St James Railway Station
Art Gallery of NSW

Places of worship

St Bedes Catholic Church
St Brigid’s Church
St James Anglican Church
St Mary’s Cathedral


St James Hotel
Born by Tapavino
El Camino Cantina
Balcon by Tapavino
Bar Topa
Ash St Cellar
Casa Asturiana Restaurant

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