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Top Spring Walks in NSW (Part 1)

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
I am a travel writer and photographer with a passion for the great outdoors and food! I love travelling and discovering hidden gems... experience the journey on Instragram! @gypsy_compass
Published September 24th 2016
The perfect way to enjoy the spring season
Enjoy the season of spring with the list below of Top Spring Walks across New South Wales.

Most of the walks below are easy and family-friendly with sealed pathways/ boardwalks, making them the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors and nature with family and friends.

1. Hunter Valley Botanic Gardens
Where: Hunter Valley Botanic Gardens, Broke Rd, Pokolbin
When: All year round: 9am-5pm- Closed Christmas Day
Details: With twelve garden exhibits to explore and the flowers in full bloom, it is perfect to enjoy spring walks through this gardens. Do not forget to stop and smell the roses at the Rose Garden! Click here for my article and click here for website.

Everything comes alive during spring at the Hunter Valley Botanic Gardens, making it the perfect spring walk!


2. Kiama Marina
Where: off Terralong St, Kiama (follow signs to the Blowhole)
When: All year round
Details: This scenic coastal village has many attractions to explore and at the Kiama Harbour you can enjoy a spring walk across the marina with towering Norfolk Trees, mostly paved pathways and spectacular views of the waters. There is a Kiama Coastal Walk to enjoy here too, among other attractions. See my article for Kiama attractions and click here for website.

The towering Norfolk Trees and gentle marina makes Kiama Marina a perfect spring walk...


3. Darling Harbour
Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney
When: All year round
Details: Darling Harbour certainly feels like you are not in the hustle and bustle of the city. This gem in the city life makes for a perfect lovely spring stroll across the historic wharf as you watch the ferries come in and out of the harbour. You can explore some of the tourist attractions here or indulge in fine food at the many restaurants, cafes and food court at Harbourside Shops. Click here for website.

A stroll at Darling Harbour makes a lovely spring walk...


4. The Giant Stairway, Blue Mountains
Where: Blue Mountains National Park, Echo Point Rd, Katoomba
When: All year round
Details: Spring is perfect to conquer the breathtaking Giant Stairway Walk at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. It is not too cold nor too hot making the season of spring a splendid time to explore and admire the surrounding beauty, and this walk is a entry/exit point to The Three Sisters. The walk is rated grade 4 with many steps and very steep with a formed track. It is 4.7km one way (2-3hrs).
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Conquering the Giant Stairway at Blue Mountains is perfect during spring- not too hot and not too cold!


5. Walks at Sydney Harbour National Park
Where: Sydney Harbour National Park, Mosman (the walk starts at the end of the road at Taronga Zoo Wharf- if you are coming from Mosman take Military Rd onto Bradleys Head Rd)
When: All year round
Details: This protected National Park comprises parts of Sydney Harbour. The 392 hectares lie within the Sydney metropolitan area and feature stunning views. The Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay Walk is an easy walk from Taronga Zoo and is certainly spectacular during spring. There are many other walks to enjoy here too. Click here for website.

Spring walks at Sydney Harbour National Park are quite rewarding...


6. Watson Bay Walk
Where: Start walk at Robertson Park, then follow Cove St and Pacific St to Green Point Reserve, Watsons Bay
When: All year round
Details: The Watsons Bay Walk offers spectacular views of the city, Harbour and ocean views combined with Australian history. The walk is easy and is perfect in spring. Explore the Watsons Bay Ferry Wharf to explore the picturesque historic fisherman's village before you start the walk. Click here for website.

City views can be seen from Watsons Bay on a spring day...


7. Illawarra Lake Walk
Where: Lake Illawarra
When: All year round
Details: The Lake is approximately 9.5km long and 5.5km wide with 13 boat ramps and plenty of paved walkways to enjoy the picturesque lake. You can try to conquer walking the whole lake or bits of it. This is perfect for the little kids too.
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The calm waters at Illawarra Lake makes for a lovely spring stroll


8. Narooma Boardwalk
Where: Centenary Drive, Narooma North
When: All year round
Details: This is one of the most scenic walks on the Sapphire Coast and the breathtaking emerald water, spectacular blue oceans, green hills and mangrove are all part of the Mill Bay Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is located on the northern side of Wagonga Inlet and starts at Mill Bay or alternatively you can begin at Apex Park, where parking is available. Click here for my article and click here for website.

On a spring day the Narooma Boardwalk is perfect to enjoy the scenery


9. Tathra Historical Wharf
Where: Wharf Rd, Tathra
When: All year round
Details: Hidden behind the Historical Tathra Wharf is a "off the beaten track" walking trail. This hidden gem is absolutely awe-inspiring with breathtaking views and opportunities for whale watching during spring time! From the carpark at the Historical Wharf building, walk up a slightly steep hill and follow the unpaved pathway which leads to steep rocks and from there continue your walk across the rocks as you watch the ocean mysteries. Click here for website.

Spot whales from Tathra Historical Wharf as you enjoy the "off the beaten track


10. Warden Head Reserve
Where: Warden Head Reserve, Deering St, Ulladulla
When: All year round
Details: There is a formal walking track the Coome Nujunga Track which is a cultural walk which displays Aboriginal sign posting and leads to many lookouts and the beach. On the opposite side to the entrance of the Coome Nujunga Track there is another walk which can be enjoyed here too.
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Enjoy a spring walk at Warden Head Reserve, Ulladulla...
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Cost: Free & ticketed at Hunter Valley Botanical Garden
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Thank you Lucia :)
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|399) 803 days ago
Great! Detailed descriptions with pictures and addresses.
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