Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published August 14th 2012
One of the most wonderful things about living in the inner city is the proximity to everything.
One of the wonderful things about Sydney is 40 minutes from the city is pristine bushland and breathtaking waterways.
On the spur of the moment we decided to go to the Ku Ring Gai Chase National Park, purely to see what was there. We drove out to West Head and pottered around the lookout, taking in the spectacular views of Lion Island and across to Pittwater.
We are not the most energetic family, and so we decided to do the 'bush walk' down to the beach, as it's short enough and easy enough for the three year old to walk herself - and I certainly didn't want to be lugging her back up the track at the end of the day.
The walk takes about 15 minutes. It's a clear path, built in steps but you do pass a little waterfall and there's enough bush around you to feel like you are experiencing the real Australian Bush (remember I said we were Inner City folks!). The beach was practically deserted, with only two other families. Around lunch time some couples turned up, so my tip is to head out early. Serene and a world away from the madding crowds. The kids swam and played on the beach, while I perched on a large rock and watched the yachts go by.
Sydney offers so many wonderful and secluded beaches and picnic spots, and the National Parks are a great place to find them. We spent a wonderful day as a family, and returned home relaxed and happy, that feeling you get when you've experienced something so special.
Why don't the article writers include a small comment in their article reviews indicating if these places are "dog friendly".
It would be ever so helpful and save a few wasted trips and tears .Many thanks.