Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

I'd like to claim that hours of planning and research go into our weekly excursions, but usually we just pick a spot on the map and go.  Since purchasing a National Park pass, my frugal husband is intent on getting our moneys worth. This point was on our Sydney to-do map and we chose a beautiful Sunday to make the best of it.  A 30 minute drive from Mosman, Ku-Ring-gai Chase national Park is the original aboriginal name for what is now Sydney. It contains one very long Scenic ridge road that is very popular with bikers and hikers alike.

4km was too far for young Ana, but it ends in a beach Youth Hostile :)
 There are dozens of trails to chose from off the ridge road that offer 2-8km hikes down to several different private beaches, or in the case of Towler Bay and a Youth Hostile.  Its always exciting when we find a place I know we will come back to and bring other visitors or family.  This park has spectacular views, private hiking and beaches, and all within a mornings drive from home.  The north shore beaches and parks are increasingly making me happy we opted to live in North Sydney, otherwise we would have overlooked Ku-Ring-Gai.
Bush Hike sightings: kanga, bandicoot, fireants

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