Surround yourself with tranquillity, sounds of nature, fresh air, and at most times- seclusion.
New South Wales is home to an impressive 870 National Parks with an offer of a diversity of landscapes and wildlife: from the rainforest, bush, coastal, outback deserts, alpine to the seaside. There is one to suit every nature lover.
This attraction is not entirely natural, as man has played a role, however, almost every dam is surrounded by nature, from rainforest to bush, mountain to dramatic coastal cliffs. During a pandemic it is the best time to visit dams, especially popular ones, they won't be overcrowded with busloads of tourists.
Australia is fortunate to have some of, if not the best beaches in the world, and New South Wales is home to a range of beautiful beaches, including hidden, secluded ones.
There is a beach escape for everyone to enjoy from tranquil bays to the best surf beaches, world-famous to the iconic, well-kept secret to World-Heritage Listed, snorkelling to fishing beaches.
Some of the best beaches include world-famous Bondi, Manly and Palm Beaches, city beaches including Coogee, Maroubra, Cronulla, Chinamans Beach, Balmoral, National Park beaches including Chowder Bay, Wattamolla Beach, Lobster Beach, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, secluded beaches, regional beaches, and more.
Mother's Day was always at Warragamba Dam (my mother's choice), whilst Cataract Dam was the destination for Father's Day (my father's favourite).
BBQ's with chopped wood (now electric), hot water to make a 'cuppa' and clean toilets.
Always well maintained by MWSDB (now Sydney Water), our dams are a great recreation area for family get togethers or friends socialising.
Every year I attend the Dawn Service at Manly Dam. Sadly this year, the service will not take place.