Balls Head Reserve and Waverton Peninsula Reserve

Balls Head Reserve and Waverton Peninsula Reserve

Balls Head Reserve in the Sydney lower north shore is a true bushland oasis overlooking the beautiful Sydney Harbour.

The reserve is home to a number of different bush walking tracks that combine natural beauty with great views across Sydney Harbour, taking in the CBD skyline, the Harbour Bridge, Goat Island and surrounding peninsulas.

Next door neighbour Waverton Peninsula Reserve is a must-visit too, as its rich history, serene walking trails and panoramic views will not disappoint.

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Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk, Enjoy Stunning Ocean Views from up the Hill

Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk in Palm Beach

The Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk is a popular hiking trail in Barrenjoey Headland, the northernmost part of Palm Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches region.

There are two walking tracks that go all the way up to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse on top of the hill from where you can enjoy stunning ocean views.

Looking across Pittwater to the west, you can spot the West Head Lookout, another beautiful place to visit for the best panoramic views.

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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 goes around the entire lake. The other 2 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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