Daytripper: Garie Beach, Royal National Park

Good Friday. A last minute picnic (always the best kind, hard boiled eggs, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, a quick home made hummus and some mandarins) and a trip down into the Royal National Park.¬†The usual rule is that we head for somewhere we haven’t been before and include a bit of a walk. There are…

A weekend in the country – Southern Highlands

Well, the Southern Highlands of NSW might not strictly be called the country I guess – but they are definitely NOT the city. For Christmas, BookWorm organised her brothers, her grandparents and even one of her close friends into giving us a weekend away in Bowral, including accommodation and a market tour and lunch on…

A holiday in the mountains

A beautiful clear lake, gorgeous mountain scenery, wide open vistas and a kick-ass organic raspberry soda. These were the highlights of our recent holiday in Jindabyne, in the Snowy Mountains of NSW. It was incredibly hot, most of the country was suffering a heat wave that week and the mountains were not exempt from that.…

Walking to Wentworth Falls

It’s not exactly a strenuous bushwalk, but the walk down to the top of Wentworth Falls from the carpark and picnic grounds is a nice way to spend an hour. There are some steps, so if you haven’t been before, be prepared for a huffy and puffy walk back up the cliff (unless you are…

Outdoors

The theme for Friday Photos this week is ‘outdoors’, so this afternoon we took ourselves off to our favourite Royal National Park for a walk with the intention of finding some photo opportunities. While we did get fairly up close & personal with a 4 – 5 foot goanna, that’s not what I’m writing about…

Yarriabini National Park

For as long as I can remember, the telecommunications towers on the top of Mount Yarrahappini have been an indicator that we were ‘nearly there’. I camp with my own family at Scott’s Head on the NSW mid north coast each year but long before that, my parents had a holiday house in the nearby…

Temptation Creek

A few weeks ago I headed out on a sunny weekend afternoon with Young Gun to a beautiful spot in the Royal National Park known to locals as Temptation Creek (the track is known as this, I think the waterway itself technically has another name). Access to the creek is from the suburb of Grays…

What’s a molla?

Saturday we took ourselves off to Wattamolla in the Royal National Park for a picnic and a bit of a look around. ¬†Originally we were heading a bit further south to Garie Beach and a few hours walking a section of the Coast track, but it turned into a less strenuous outing, which was kind…

Nature Calls

Sunday we took Young Gun and a mate on a 2 1/2 hour bush walk through a beautiful and fragile part of the wilderness just north of Sydney. Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for 6 weekends every year – in spring when the wildflowers are at their most awesome best. We…