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Top Spring Walks Across NSW (Part 2)

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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 October 11th 2016
Enjoy the spring season with these walks
Continued from the Top Spring Walks- Part 1 List. The list below includes more exciting spring walks to conquer!

1. The Coast Track
Where: Royal National Park, start at Beachcomber Ave, Bundeena
When: All year round
Details: Take a walk through nature with this exhilarating multi-day 26km scenic walk. This spectacular walk takes you through NSW coastline, with opportunities to spot out whales during migration season, sea eagles, silver gulls and much more bird and wildlife. Plenty of stops to take a dip at beaches and refuel at picnic areas. Click here for the website.

The dramatic coastline at The Coast Track start/finish point...


2. Bondi to Coogee
Where: There are 6 different sections to this walk- see website for start details.
When: All year round
Details: This picturesque walk winds past beaches, parks, rockpools and plenty of vantage points for lookouts of coastal views. It is a 6km trail with opportunities to stop and enjoy the beach life. The walk takes between 1-2 hours at a leisurely pace. Click here for the website.

The famous and iconic Bondi Beach...


3. Merimbula Boardwalk
Where: Bodalla Place, Merimbula
When: All year round
Details: Take a journey around the ever-changing lake, over the water and mangrove beds, under tree canopies and past Merimbula's famous Sydney Rock Oyster Farms. Keep an eye out for sea and shore birds. The walk is easy and approximately 3.4km. It is also wheelchair and pram accessible. Click here for the website.

The mangroves surrounding the Merimbula Boardwalk...


4. Minnamurra Rainforest Walk
Where: Budderoo National Park, Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Minnamurra
When: All year round- 9am-5pm- Closed Public Holidays
Details: This is the perfect family-friendly rainforest loop walk, which takes around an hour to complete. The walk also leads to The Falls Walk, which takes an extra hour to complete. Walk through rich, remnant rainforest and keep an eye out for lyrebirds and other wildlife, stop and admire the views from the suspension bridges and viewing platforms. There is a $12 per day / per vehicle fee. Click here for my article and click here for the website.

The boardwalk at Minnamurra Rainforest Walk...


5. Sydney Harbour Bridge to South Head
Where: Start at Circular Quay, Sydney
When: All year round
Details: This 30km urban walk offers spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, city suburbs, dramatic views, lagoons, lush bushland, small beaches and ocean pools to enjoy on the way. The walk follows the shoreline of Sydney Harbour and it is one of the greatest urban coastal walks in the world! Click here for the website.

Waving bye to the Harbour Bridge as we begin the walk...


6. Manly to Spit Bridge
Where: Start the walk from Manly Wharf, Manly
When: All year round
Details: Along the way on this scenic coastal walk, take a detour to see Aboriginal rock engravings at Grotto Point Lighthouse, admire the views from Arabanoo Lookout and during whale migration season, keep an eye out to spot the majestic creatures. The walk takes around 3-4 hours to complete, with well posted signs. You will walk past lush bushland, harboursides, NSW coastline, short tracks that pass by stunning beaches, bays and inlets. Click here for the website.

Manly Wharf is the starting point to the Manly to Spit Bridge Walk...


7. The Pinnacles
Where: Ben Boyd National Park, south along Princes Hwy from Pambula, Pinnacles Rd, near Pambula
When: All year round
Details: This 65 million year old piece of nature is a hidden gem with breathtaking views, whale watching opportunities during migration season, views of the amazing Pinnacles erosion consisting of cliffs of soft white sands capped with layers of red gravel clay. The walk is an easy loop walk and is spectacular during springtime. There are two main lookouts and steps leading to the beach. Keep an eye out for wildlife and birds. There is a $8 per vehicle/ per day fee to the National Park. Click here for my article and click here for the website.

The spectacular 60 million year old Pinnacles can be seen from one of the Lookouts on the loop walk...


8. Henry Head Walking Track
Where: Kamay Botany Bay National Park, La Perouse Museum, Cann Park, Anzac Pde, La Perouse or the carpark near the park entry gates on Anzac Pde, opposite Goorawahl Ave, La Perouse.
When: November-March: 7am-8:30pm & April-October: 7am-7:30pm
Details: This easy coastal walk offers spectacular views, birdwatching opportunities as well as wildlife spotting, historic sites and dramatic views. It is a 4km easy walking track, that curves along clifftops and beaches. Click here for the website.

Some flora we spotted on the Henry Head Walking Track...


9. Wollongong Coast Walk- Peace Mile
Where: Flagstaff Point, Endeavour Drive, Wollongong
When: All year round
Details: This easy walk is dog friendly and pram / wheelchair accessible. The Peace Mile forms into a small section of the Wollongong Coast Walk (also known as Wollongong to Thirroul Bike Track) and offers signage along the way, explaining the history as you move through the tramway and along the rockwall past the tidal bathing pools. Start at the Lighthouses to the harbour, returning the same way. Click here for my article.

One of the Lighthouses at the Wollongong walk...


10. Aeroplane Hill Walking Track
Where: Barrington Tops National Park, Junction Pools Campground (walk starts) - From Gloucester take Thunderbolts Way; the road becomes Scone Rd and Barrington Tops Forest Rd. Near Gloucester.
When: All year round
Details: At an altitude of 1,500m, you will certainly feel like you are walking through the clouds on this high country walking track. The walk captures rare beauty of the plateau region of the Heritage-Listed Barrington Tops National Park. Walk past lush bushland, woodlands, wetlands, lookouts, river crossings, natural swimming holes/ pools and much more. Click here for the website.

The lush bushland surrounding the Aeroplane Hill walk...

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Why? Get outdoors this spring...
When: All year round
Where: See above for all details
Cost: Free- National Park fees apply for some locations- see above
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