8 Best Walking Tracks in Bouddi National Park

Bouddi National Park walks

Bouddi National Park may not be on top of everyone’s list when looking for new walking tracks to explore, but this 15 km2 national park is home to some very pretty and unique bush and coastal walks. Lots of these walking tracks include some of the most beautiful secluded beaches you can find in New South Wales.

Established in 1967 as a National Park, Bouddi was named after the local Aboriginal name of the area. There are still lots of Aboriginal sites to be found in the park, such as middens, engravings and rock shelters.

Located on the southern point of the New South Wales Central Coast near Gosford and Woy Woy, Bouddi National Park is an excellent weekend getaway destination, with lots of opportunities for not only hiking but also swimming, fishing, camping and cycling.

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Grand Canyon Walk in the Blue Mountains

Grand Canyon walk Blue Mountains

Often regarded as the most impressive walking trail in the Blue Mountains, the Grand Canyon Walk will leave you in awe as you hike through lush rainforest with several creek crossings, waterfalls, huge sandstone walls and rock overhangs.

Constructed and opened to the public in 1907, the 6km long Grand Canyon walking track was the first of its kind and has since been challenged by thousands of hiking enthusiasts each year.

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8 Best Walking Tracks in Morton National Park

Morton National Park walking tracks

Not as well-known or popular as the Royal National Park or the Blue Mountains, Morton National Park in the Southern Highlands deserves a lot more attention. Remote wilderness, scenic waterfalls, steep gorges, beautiful walking tracks and panoramic lookout points, Morton National Park has something for everyone.

A popular destination for birdwatchers and photographers, the park is a huge sanctuary for a great variety of wildlife. Bowerbirds, lyrebirds, eagles, falcons and ground parrots are all happy residents of Morton National Park, supported by thick rainforest and large areas of eucalyptus trees.

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Katoomba Falls Round Walk

Katoomba Falls walk

Often overlooked by tourists, Katoomba Falls is a beautiful segmented waterfall located between Echo Point and Scenic World in the Blue Mountains.

A short but picturesque circuit walk starting at Scenic World guides you through lush rainforest all the way to the waterfall with panoramic views across Jamison Valley.

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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.

While most people go there only to visit Mermaid Pools, it’s highly recommended to venture out a bit further and discover how beautiful Tahmoor Gorge on the Bargo River really is.

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Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park

Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park

Fitzroy Falls is a picturesque village in Morton National Park (Southern Highlands), famous for its spectacular waterfall with the same name.

Follow the boardwalk from the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre along the creek to a lookout with spectacular views of the waterfall and the enormous Yarrunga Valley below.

Around Fitzroy Falls are a couple of exciting bushwalking tracks through native rainforest inhabited by various bird species.

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