Three hidden gems written by Jess Fenech
As some of you already know, I love a good nature hang. I find it energising to get outside – bare feet into the earth.
A whole weekend out of town is epic but sometimes it’s just not possible so I take advantage of the beauty Sydney has to offer.
My favourite local hangs:
Lachlans Swamp, Centennial Park
We all know Centennial Park for their beautifully manicured gardens, but did you know there’s a mini forest in there too? Lachlan swamp looks like a bit of a fairy-land and homes Centennial Parks’ grey-headed bats. While you’re there why not take a walk around the Centennial Park Labyrinth too?
Fred Hollows Reserve, Alison Road, Randwick
From the road, the reserve looks like someones overgrown backyard, but once you step inside there’s a wooden footbridge through gully of ferns and other native flora and fauna.Â The walk takes about 10 minutes from one end to the other and is good for a quick reset, especially if you’re short on time.
Royal National Park
This is one of my favourite places for day hikes. There’s so much to see- there’s the coast track taking you past the instagram-worthy figure 8 pools and wedding cake rock. Then you’ve got swimming at Bundeena and the natural waterfalls at Wottamolla. You can spend many weekends here and still find new places to explore.
Now go explore!