FAVOURITE WALKS #1
Posted by Emily
Being the introvert that I am (and having a dog), I love long walks, especially when they include amazing scenery. So I thought I would share 5 of my favourite places to get your walk on and catch a good view. Some in Sydney and a couple a little further away.
#1. Sirius Cove, Mosman
When I lived in Mosman, I was lucky enough to stumble across this place when out exploring the suburb. Not only is it a great park to take your dog with a little dog friendly beach. There is also a pathway to the left of the beach that takes you on a magical walk around Sydney harbour and the back of Taronga Zoo.
#2. Sydney Park, Alexandria
This place is my local park and I love it! There are plenty of different pockets to explore in the park. The huge hill (good for the leg muscles) overlooks the city in one direction and the airport in the other. I’ve spent many hours here watching the planes takeoff and land, dreaming of travel. There are wetlands to walk around and plenty of trees to get lost in.
#3. Maroubra to Malabar
It starts at the south end of Maroubra beach. At first it doesn’t look like there is much there, just the usual beach rocks you find at most Aussie beaches. But if you keep walking, you find that this incredible walk is full of surprises – wind swept landscapes, epics cliffs, roughs seas and historic bunkers.
#4. Putty Beach, Bouddi Coastal Walk, Central Coast NSW
There are plenty of amazing walks on the Central Coast (which I will have to cover in another post), but this one is a favourite. Another one that starts on the beach, but if you follow the path you find on the north side of the beach, climb the stairs, you’ll find a great walk on a boardwalk along the cliff tops. You will eventually end up at another great secluded beach Maitland Bay.
#5. Macquarie Woods, Orange NSW
This may be a little further away from Sydney than the others, but I just had to mention it. In between Bathurst and my home town Orange, lies Macquarie Woods Forestry Reserve. There is a mixture of pine plantations and native woodlands. With forests/woods being one of my favourite things in the world, it’s a great place to get lost amongst the trees! You can also pitch a tent and camp out there (and being in Australia you have the added bonus of not having to worry about bears – only drop bears, wink).