This section is more than just a walk as it is a rather large area of natural bush and living up to its name with many Cootamundra wattle trees beginning to bloom. It has several paths meandering through the trees and other indigenous flora. An occasional bench seat and a picnic table are the only facilities provided.
Many birds were heard and seen flitting between the trees. Mounted on the trunk of a tall gum tree, it was pleasing to see a nesting box attached, providing a safe haven for the inhabitant to hatch their young.
The highlight of my walk in this section was spying five largish birds silhouetted on some dead tree branches. They were difficult to photograph, looking directly into the brightly lit cloudy background, but while doing so a faraway voice advised that they were king parrots and visited almost every day.
All the paths are compacted gravel and level and would be suitable for wheelchairs. All sections are impeccably maintained and many notices throughout the walks, are attached to trees by the Friends of Cootamundra Walk, who hold regular working bees to keep the area in pristine condition.
A definite case of locals looking after their environment.
By parking in the North Blackburn Shopping Centre car park, a pleasant three km. return stroll through these three walks would provide an enjoyable hours diversion from the suburban rush which is nearby.
There are several places in the shopping centre to revive yourself if the walk is too strenuous, but the most strenuous part will be lifting your coffee cup.