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Parramatta River Walk at Sydney Olympic Park

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by Sarah B (subscribe)
Writer and freelance graphic designer. Having fun exploring this beautiful city of ours!
Published June 7th 2014
Beautiful views close to home
Starting out at Newington Armory, take a walk along the beautiful Parramatta River. Newington Nature Reserve and the historic Armory wharf are interesting sights along the way.

The Parramatta River is such a tranquil setting you'll forget you're in Sydney. Enjoy the sunshine. Marvel at a passing ferry. Get your daily dose of exercise.

There are plenty of rest spots along the way where you can sit on a park bench. Rest your legs. Enjoy the scenery.

The Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf is a great place to stop for a comfort break, then turn around and walk back to where you stared. You can finish your walk at the lookout at Blaxland Riverside Park and take in the lovely views.

On a sunny day there are plenty of people out enjoying the fresh air. Cyclists share the walking path, and you'll find a haven where passersby nod to say hello.

The air is fresher being so close to the Nature Reserve. A portioned off section of the park which used to belong to the army. They moved on and left an unspoilt example of how Sydney used to be. Before the buildings. And the cars. There is bird life here that I, as a native Sydneysider, have not seen before. Attracted by the native plants, they thrive. And so will you.
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Why? Fitness and fun.
When: Anytime
Where: Blaxland Riverside Park
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Great walk. I am wheelchair disabled and have put together a website called "Sydney by wheelchair"" with many of Sydneys most scenic walking trails that are wheelchair friendly as well as pram friendly. Could you please post my website details on your weekend notes .
My site
Regards, Glenn Kesbah
by glenn (score: 0|4) 2457 days ago
The air is even fresher north west of Sydney. Between Windsor & Lithgow, 90% of the flora types existing before white settlement are still there; but only 10% of the pre-white settlement types of flora evident in Sydney & suburbs are still there.
by quiet (score: 1|20) 2453 days ago
Great to hear your good work Glenn. This is a fabulous walk for wheelchairs as it is paved and easily accessed by the close by car park and public transport.
by Sarah B (score: 1|10) 2452 days ago
I'm impressed that so much exists further north west Quiet!
by Sarah B (score: 1|10) 2452 days ago
This is a good walk but try the ring walk. It's in the old brick pit at Sydney Olympic park. Good views around and is wheelchair friendly. good walk on a sunny day and plenty more walks in the area. My man & myself like to go on walks on weekends good for the body and sometimes you get to see things you don't see in other places. by Narelle
by narel (score: 0|7) 2444 days ago
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