Mermaid Pools and Tahmoor Gorge, A True Bushwalking Adventure

Mermaid Pools and Tahmoor Gorge

Mermaid Pools is a beautiful natural water hole on the Bargo River at the start of Tahmoor Gorge, only 75 minutes south-west of Sydney.

If you love bushwalking, getting back to nature, swimming in rivers and chasing waterfalls, then this hiking adventure is for you.

You may have already read a few stories about Mermaid Pools and how awesome it is, but there is so much more to this part of the world than just that water hole.

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Discover Lake Parramatta Reserve

Lake Parramatta Reserve

Hiking in the Lake Parramatta Reserve offers a great day out, as you walk through 75ha of bushland, around an idyllic lake with a decommissioned dam.

Lake Parramatta was created as a result of the damming of Hunts Creek in 1856. The lake is now a recreational area with three marked bush walking trails.

The longest one is the full circuit walk that loops around the entire lake. The other two walks are much shorter and easier to do.

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Manly Dam Circuit Walk

Manly dam walk

The Manly Dam Walk is a beautiful 7.3 km circuit trail around Manly Dam that is still a bit of a hidden gem. With plenty of picnic and BBQ areas and scenic views around Manly Lake, this walking track is a great day out for the whole family.

The views are spectacular from both sides of the dam and the walking track overall is well managed. On a regular weekday, there is plenty of parking, either on the streets or in the council car park within the parkland area.

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