With a couple of beautiful scenic drives you can experience the best views in Australia!… perhaps the world…
Some of the many places that embrace the natural beauty Australia has to offer are Ku-ring-Gai Chase National Park. Pittwater Sydney and The Blue Mountains Botanical Garden in Mount Tomah, NSW.
So this weekend why not escape the hustle and bustle of the City/CBD and get in touch with nature…
Ku-ring-Gai Chase National Park – 45 minute drive from Sydney CBD
A truly amazing view to visit is “West Head Lookout” over looking the Pittwater side of Palm Beach which is home to TV series “Home and Away”…
Some of their attractions you can enjoy in the Ku-ring-Gai Park include;
– ‘Aboriginal Heritage Walk’
– ‘Allen Storm Lookout’
– ‘Barrenjoy Lighthouse’
– ‘Salvation Loop Trail’ and may more
With original unique Aboriginal paintings and drawings, fabulous picnic locations and wonderful nature walks there is no shortage of activities to do. Lets have a further look shall we…
Here is a ink to the map https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/Kuringgai-Chase-National-Park/Map
Located in Sydney’s North. Ku-ring-Gai Chase National Park combines important history and scenic beauty. Ku-ring-Gai Chase National Park has recreational activities for all ages. With winding creeks and stretches of ocean meet rainforest and eucalyptus, rocky cliffs and mangroves. Camp at the Basin or spend your time exploring walking tracks, mountain biking trails, breathtaking lookouts and significant Aboriginal sites.
One of the many activities you can do at Ku-ring-Gai Park is the Aboriginal Heritage Walk. This walking experience highlights the best of the Aboriginal art along the walk. Combining resolute and West Head walking tracks, you’ll encounter historic rock engravings and art of the Guringai Nation, whose traditional lands include this park and the Pittwater area.
Within a 10 minute walk along the track you’ll come across the best-known site in the park: Red Hand’s Cave. It’s not known how old some of this art is, but either way, you’re bound to be in awe of this ancient Aboriginal art. Nearby, as you continue on the track, there are impressive rock engravings, and further down the hill you’ll discover an historic occupation shelter. During the colder months, families would light a fire inside, warming the stones and themselves.
Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens – 90 minute drive from Sydney CBD
The other attraction that is worthwhile checking out is the Blue Mountains Botanical Garden located in Mount Tomah, covering 28 hectares on the summit of a basalt-capped peak with a view to die for. At 1,000 metres above sea level, you’ll find cool climate plants from all over the world. With over 40,000 native, exotic and rare trees and plants you are sure to have a wonderful time as well as the garden being home to over 100 species of birds, marsupials, lizards and insects.
Whilst your there you can enjoy one of the many activities surrounding the garden such as bike tours, fantastic picnic areas or their guided tours which are free for you and your family to enjoy. These walks allow you with an experienced guide, to explore what the gardens has to offer.
Here is a link to the map: https://www.bluemountainsbotanicgarden.com.au/Visit/Plan-Your-Visit-(1)