The Big Marley Trail is the perfect track for family with young children. It is a grade 2 track with some gentle hill section and occasional steps. Autumn is a great season for bush walking, the weather is not ridiculously hot and it is not too cold with gusty winds.
This 8 km return track follows the fire trail from Bundeena Drive to the Marley Head lookout, showcasing spectacular coastal sandstone escarpment vistas and golden beaches below.
My four-year-old son walked most of the track on his own at his leisurely pace, jumping puddles collected from the running stream, picking up rocks and throwing them into the bush and heath.
Just a little further, subtly climbing up an incline, the horizon widens and the expanse of the pacific ocean appears miraculously and a jolt of excitement invigorates you to rush to the destination to soak in the view – well rewarded after walking 4km.