I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
The beauty of the Australian bush is on our doorstep if we just take the time to discover it. Take a road trip from Sydney to Lawson for an easy but rewarding walk in the Blue Mountains where you can enjoy the sound of birds and the scent of eucalyptus.
The South Lawson circular walking track has been here for over 100 years and is well maintained but relatively unknown. The four waterfalls can be seen during the 3km loop which can easily be done in 90 minutes. Each of the falls has a distinct character and although small, they are very pretty and run even when there has not been much rain.
The track winds up and down through shaded fern-filled gullies that are filled with a variety of wildflowers in spring. You are sure to hear birds and may spot lizards by the side of the track whilst freshwater crayfish live in the watercourse.
This bushwalk is suitable for children, although you will have to watch them near the steep stairs and water crossings. Dogs can be taken here as long as they are well trained and you take their mess with you. After heavy rains, the path will be muddy and slippery with puddles but the payback is more spectacular cascades.
Although easily done in less than two hours one can easily extend the experience by taking a picnic lunch to have near one of the falls and you could also cool your hot feet by wading in the creek and pools.
There are two small car parks at the track head that are 600 metres apart but there is no toilet or water supply. Lawson village is only about 1km away, where there is a large clean public toilet block, train station, supermarket, cafes and a hotel.