Having spent the last few years living abroad I now wish to rediscover my home city of Sydney to keep that 'travelling feeling' and share my findings with those that might want a bit of inspiration.
Published December 12th 2012
Off the Beaten Track
If you don't mind getting down & dirty with nature during your daily exercise routine, or if you just want to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney's thriving metropolis - Warraroon Reserve is the place for you.
This small section of bushland links Riverview, Lane Cove and Longueville; fringing the calm waters of Tambourine Bay. Several entrance points dot William Edward Street, River Road West and the Riverview border roads allowing a walker to take numerous trails - you can even travel from Longueville right up to St Ignatius boy's school and catch a spot of 'Saturday Morning Sport'.
Within the space of 20 minutes you encounter rivers, ditches, scrub, eroded bridges and cave drawings. The area is transporting – the sounds of inner Sydney life all far away replaced by water trickling, birds cawing and the sound of your own breathing as you clamber up and down, across and around.
Get off the main-stream walking tracks and away from the larger more populated reserves. This small section of Sydney is not untouched by the human hand but is a lovely area where humans and nature seem synchronised to enhance one another. It's perfect for a morning jog, finding a hidden picnic spot and even tadpole-hunting with the rugrats. Just watch out as the forestry descends into mangroves; new shiny white running shoes beware of the sludge!