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Published March 3rd 2015
Discover this Jewel in the Crown of Sydney's bush walks
Narrabeen Lagoon Bush Trail Walk
One of my favourite things to do is walk my dogs each day and I am fortunate to live close to many beautiful scenic walks either by the ocean, lakes or bush. Narrabeen Lagoon Bush trail is walking distance for me from my home in Cromer on the Northern Beaches. It is truly a jewel in the crown of Sydney's walking trails. I start my walk from the South Creek end at James Wheeler Place Wheeler Heights. click here for the Map from Warringah Council.
Beginning of the walk from Cromer, Northern Beaches
This is a very popular track for walkers, joggers, dog walkers and cyclists. Not only is it stunning but also full of beautiful Australian wildlife flora and fauna. I particularly like this walk or cycle ride due to most of the pathway having lush greenery shading it in areas so you don't get too hot. It is fairly level with no hills and I often see mothers with prams and families with the whole tribe on their bicycles. It is also a good easy walk for seniors and part of the track goes past the back of a retirement home. Click here for some more information on the track area.
It doesn't matter what time of day you go, there is always so many beautiful spots to stop and reflect on nature's beauty.
I love taking photographs wherever I go and this walk provides ample opportunities to capture bird life in the bush and on the water.
Half way from South Creek to Jameson park lives a Barking Owl. The only reason I found it was due to hearing what sounded like a Dog barking high in the trees. It was such an incredibly unusual sound. I was fortunate to spot it high above me as it tends to stop barking when people come under its favourite perch. I only had my iPhone with me but still managed to capture this cute little bird.
The area is so peaceful, you really feel blessed to be able to enjoy such a natural coastal bush walk. The reflections of the trees on the still water is mesmerizing.
I always feel refreshed and happy after this walk as I feel so thankful that I can enjoy such beauty and fresh air almost on my doorstep. In recent years I have found I love the solitude of walking and finding beautiful scenic areas. The bush and lagoon habitat here provides a home for a wide range of species; birds, animals and reptiles. So part of the joy for me is discovering some of the birds and capturing them on camera.
Bird watching from my secret spot just a detour off the main track
Water Sport Activities and Restaurants on the Lake
The Lagoon is intermittently open to the ocean so is considered very clean. Much loved for fishing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding. You can hire a kayak or paddle board at Jameson Park to enjoy in the Lagoon. Click here for details.
The walk for me takes around a half hour to Jameson Park and another half hour back to Cromer or you can keep walking along the Narrabeen Lagoon and end up at Narrabeen Lakes picnic areas. At the boat shed you can hire a Kayak or just enjoy the Boatshed cafe while feeding the ducks.
This is truly a wonderful walk you really must investigate. Make it a short walk or a full day and finish with a picnic with family and friends or a lovely lunch or Dinner at either of the venues mentioned. I guarantee you will love it.
On Wednesday 4 March 2015 the new section of the Narrabeen Lagoon trail opened. This fabulous 8.4 km trail runs over South Creek and Middle Creek and allows you to travel safely around the whole of Narrabeen Lake. Click here to read my article on this new link.
Did the walk this morning and well worth it. Takes approx 1 hour 40 minutes to walk the whole track. Well done Warringah Council for the work you have done here. An absolute asset for walkers and cyclists.