Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest Walking Track

Perrys Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest Walking Track

The steep walking track from Perrys Lookdown near Blackheath to the Blue Gum Forest in the Grose Valley is a challenging but rewarding bushwalking adventure.

The Acacia Flats camping ground is only 500m away from the forest, where you can set up your tent and stay overnight in beautiful surroundings.

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The Nature Track in Wentworth Falls

Nature Track in Wentworth Falls

The short but scenic Nature Track in Wentworth Falls is a spectacular 3.5 km circuit trail that starts and ends at the Conservation Hut.

This often ignored but highly enjoyable walking track follows the edge of an escarpment before descending to lower grounds, where it takes in a section of the Valley of the Waters.

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Porters Pass Circuit (Via Colliers Causeway and Centennial Glen)

Porters Pass Circuit (via Colliers Causeway and Centennial Glen)

The Porters Pass circuit is a beautiful bushwalk in the Blackheath area of the Blue Mountains that involves waterfalls, valley views, creek crossings, rainforest gullies, and slot canyons.

This challenging hike combines four different walking trails and is among the best in the Greater Blue Mountains region. What’s great is that Porters Pass is far less trafficked than, for example, the Grand Canyon Walk.

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Lane Cove National Park Riverside Loop Walk

Lane Cove National Park Riverside Walk

Situated 20 minutes northwest of the Sydney CBD, Lane Cove National Park is a large pocket of scenic bushland surrounding the banks of the Lane Cove River, which flows into Sydney Harbour.

A picturesque 10 km circuit walk along both sides of the river makes for an excellent way to explore the natural beauty of this national park.

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Bushwalking in Lake Parramatta Reserve (Visitor Guide)

Lake Parramatta Reserve and walking track

Lake Parramatta was created as a result of the damming of Hunts Creek in 1856. The lake is now a recreational area with picnic areas, a cafe, a swimming precinct, boat hire facilities, and a great walking track.

This 4 km circuit walk meanders through 75 hectares of scenic bushland around an idyllic lake with a decommissioned dam. For young kids, there are shorter trails available too.

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Giant Stairway to Furber Steps Loop in Katoomba

Giant Stairway to Furber Steps Loop in Katoomba

The Giant Stairway to Furber Steps Loop in the Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains is a fantastic hike that includes two iconic staircases.

This moderately challenging walking track is one of the best in the Blue Mountains, with panoramic valley views, unique rock formations, beautiful forests, and much more.

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Discover Balls Head Reserve and Carradah Park in Waverton

Balls Head Reserve and Carradah Park in Waverton

Balls Head Reserve on Sydney’s lower north shore is a beautiful forested headland nature reserve facing Sydney Harbour.

The reserve is home to various short bushwalking trails that combine natural beauty with great views across Sydney Harbour, the CBD skyline, the Harbour Bridge, Goat Island, and the surrounding peninsulas.

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Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head Loop (Via Warrimoo Track)

Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop (via Warrimoo Track)

The 10 km Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop via Warrimoo Track is an exciting bushwalk through various landscapes in Ku-ring-gai Chase NP.

The first half of the walk follows the shoreline of Cowan Creek, while the second half is mostly a fire trail through a thriving forest of gum trees.

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Ikara Head Trail (Beautiful Grose Valley Views)

Ikara Head Trail

The 5.6 km return walking trail to Ikara Head in Mount Victoria leads to a lookout that offers fantastic Grose Valley views.

With a bit of luck, and when the circumstances are right, you may even see pink flannel flowers and other wildflowers along the way.

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Faulconbridge Point Trail and Lookout (Lower Grose Valley)

Faulconbridge Point Trail and Lookout

Faulconbridge Point is a fantastic lookout in the Lower Grose Valley of the Blue Mountains, offering 360-degree views of the Grose River and the surrounding mountains and valleys.

A moderately challenging, 6.5 km long track via a fire trail leads to this lookout, the perfect spot for a quiet picnic in beautiful natural surroundings.

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Grand Canyon Walk in the Blue Mountains

Grand Canyon Walk in the Blue Mountains

Opened to the public in 1907, the 6 km long Grand Canyon Walk was the first of its kind. Since its opening, the walk has been challenged by thousands of hiking enthusiasts every year.

Widely regarded as one of the most impressive walking tracks in the Blue Mountains, the Grand Canyon Walk navigates through a beautiful landscape of lush rainforests, with several creek crossings, small waterfalls, high cliff walls, and rock overhangs.

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North Arm Walking Track in Castle Cove

North Arm Track in Castle Cove

The North Arm Walking Track is an exciting walking trail in the suburb of Castle Cove that passes through beautiful Harbour-side bushland.

This is a moderately challenging 6.5 km long walking trail exploring a quiet part of Middle Harbour, with lovely views of Sugarloaf Bay to take in.

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Tambourine Bay Park to Warraroon Reserve Walk

Tambourine Bay Park to Warraroon Reserve Walk

The trail from Tambourine Bay Park to Warraroon Reserve is a family-friendly walk through a pocket of scenic bushland, linking the suburbs of Riverview, Longueville, and Lane Cove.

This easy 3 km return walking trail follows Tambourine Creek, which flows into Tambourine Bay, which, in turn, is part of the Lane Cove River.

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Harold Reid Reserve Foreshore Track in Middle Cove

Harold Reid Reserve Foreshore Track in Middle Cove

The Harold Reid Foreshore Track is a family-friendly bushwalking trail in the suburb of Middle Cove, offering scenic Middle Harbour views.

This walk explores the Harold Reid Reserve, a beautiful pocket of natural waterfront bushland on a Hawkesbury sandstone landform.

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Hat Hill to Bald Head Walking Track (Blue Mountains)

Hat Hill to Bald Head walking track

The 7 km return walking trail from Hat Hill to Bald Head meanders through pleasant bushland scenery before arriving at a panoramic vantage point.

The breathtaking views of the Grose Valley from Bald Head, along with nearby iconic landmarks, make the journey there truly rewarding.

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Discover the Dargan Arch in the Blue Mountains

Dargan Arch in the Blue Mountains

Dargan Arch, or Dargans Arch, is a natural sandstone rock formation that is shaped like an arch. It is located in a quiet area of the Blue Mountains near the town of Bell.

A short walk leads to this beautiful spot, where visitors have the opportunity to walk across the top of the arch as well as venture down to the bottom.

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The Three Sisters Walk in the Blue Mountains

Three Sisters Walk in the Blue Mountains

The Three Sisters is an iconic rock formation near Katoomba, facing the beautiful Jamison Valley. It is the most popular tourist spot in the Blue Mountains, attracting thousands of visitors daily.

A short walking track, starting from the information centre at Echo Point, allows visitors to see the Three Sisters from close by, with several scenic lookout points nearby to explore.

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Coachwood Glen Nature Trail in the Megalong Valley

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail in the Megalong Valley

The Coachwood Glen Nature Trail is a short but enjoyable bushwalking trail in the Megalong Valley area of the Blue Mountains.

The trail meanders through the beautiful landscape of the Coachwood and Mountain Ash forests and includes a few crossings of the Pulpit Hill Creek.

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Discover the Mermaids Cave in Blackheath

Mermaids Cave in Blackheath

Mermaids Cave is a large sandstone rock overhang located in a scenic forest environment, with a small waterfall to complete the setting.

A very short walking trail, via a steep staircase with over 100 steps, leads to this cave in uniquely beautiful natural surroundings.

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