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Vietnam War Memorial Cherry Tree Walk

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Published July 25th 2020
A peaceful walk dedicated to soldiers

Commencing from Settlers Park entrance to the Mittagong Rivulet Reserve (at the foot of mighty Mt Gibraltar in Bowral), the beautiful Vietnam War Memorial Cherry Tree Walk (also known as Cherry Tree Walk) can be found.

This tranquil Walk is home to 526 cherry trees, with each tree dedicated to each soldier who died during the Vietnam War. It also honours the commitment of those who served Australia in the battle of the Long Hai Hills and the provinces of South Vietnam.

The focal point on the walk is the War Memorial with a monument. The monument is inscribed with the names of the Australians who gave their lives in the service of Australia.

Construction of the monument started in 1995 with the aim to create a large, environmental memorial that expressed Australia's respect for Vietnam veterans and honoured their service.

This avenue of cherry trees makes a lovely stroll or cycle, passing through monuments, the 5km long Mittagong Rivulet, and sections of parklands and plenty of rest areas, including romantic or family-friendly picnic spots.

A visit to the Cherry Tree Walk can be enjoyed all year round; however, during spring, the cherry trees blossom and create a magical walk filled with colour and aromas. (Cannot wait to return in spring!)

The walk is flat and is suited for all fitness levels and ages. It is a wheelchair, pram and stroller friendly.

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Why? A beautiful nature walk
When: All year round
Where: Off Oxley Drive, Bowral
Cost: Free
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