Explore the most popular Nature Trips trails in New South Wales with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

Amazing to think this place is so close by but we have never been! Interesting set of criss crossing trails. The path along the foreshore is the best one featuring some secluded spots and views across the lake. Make the short trek up to Sea Eagle lookout for a panoramic view of Lake Macquarie.

Nice walk. Beautiful views. Several optional beach stops. A few steep sections, however they did not last long. Overall, wasn't very difficult and was very pleasant. Would recommend.

Asbestos may have been found in the area near the Loftus Ridge Trail. The section has been taped with Yellow Asbestos warning tape.

mountain biking
bugs
10 days ago

lots of flies but still a magnificent ride

Catfish doesn’t even look good

hiking
11 days ago

Nice forest and water cascades but not much else. Virtually no views of the beautiful scenery that makes this NP a world heritage site.

A section of the trails surrounding The Ridge Sports Complex. This section includes some slight hills and is a mix of single track and fire trails. Key landmarks include a flipped JEEP (“I found a JEEP!”) and Trig Station Barden. The bush is not too dense. The trail is quite rocky in areas. Many connections to the other trails in the area. Some sections suitable for mountain biking.

Great trial. It is 5.5 miles, though, not 3.6. Big miss on this mileage. Incredible views and well worth the effort. For real though, plan on 5.5 miles and at least two hours of moving pretty fast. Zero idea why it only notes 3.6 on the app.

Just finished this incredible hike a couple weeks ago and definitely recommend it. For those wondering about the river crossing in Mallacoota, we crossed at low tide and the water level was less than waist height with no strong current. We were a bit uncertain about crossing before we got there because there's not much information online about the feasibility of crossing it, but decided we wouldn't book the boat and just risk it. This was a great decision in the end because it took us 1min to cross with our packs on and it was a breeze. We crossed at the Mallacoota end of the channel. I'm not sure how high the water gets at high tide, but if you cross at low tide it's easily done as of December 2019.

Strongly recommend. Enough water for a swim after the canyon section. Almost 5 hours with lunch break

hiking
13 days ago

This is my second time doing the walk to the falls and I love it so much! Would 100% do it again!

Bit of a brutal descent down into the river basin for trail running, but once down there some quality trails to run on. Careful of various rock gardens that suddenly pop up as a rolled ankle down here will cause major issues. Ran at 6am on a Saturday morning and had the trails all to myself. There are a few areas of the trail that obviously are under water at some stage, including a dried up waterfall that I can’t for the life of me, work out how you’d cross if it was roaring with water! Still, great trail running and the climb back out was particularly taxing!!

hiking
blowdown
13 days ago

A really lovely cultural/ easy walk ! Nice scenery , due to bushfires today was smoky but still gorgeous . Saw several lizards and at least 4 different native bird breeds,

Great trail, well worn in. Minimal signage and trail directions but not required at all just a follow your nose sort of trail. We took our Labrador and Border Collie and they found it easy enough even in some sections where it was a little steep or slippery. Minimal rain in the preceding weeks so was on the drier side but plenty of water for the dogs and still flowing. Only one other group even with good weather so very light traffic.

running
13 days ago

A wonderful trek. Varied countryside and stunning views. Track is moderate not hard. Maybe some technical sections at the very beginning. Well Maintained and very well signposted. Brace yourself for the long fire trail walk up hill in the second half. That section is annoying but the rest of it absolutely makes up for it. Train to Katoomba. Private bus from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba.

Highly recommended. Wonderful views and varied environment. Busy on the fine weathered weekends. Feeling energetic? You can continue through Little Manly to Collins Beach and then up to North Head. Bus to Spit Bridge and ferry or bus back from Manly.

A world class walk. A must do for every visitor. Bus to Bondi Beach then head South to Coogee and bus back to the city. The best $7 you can spend. I normally like to run but this is definitely a walk. It is so popular that it is more enjoyable going the same pace as the majority. Oh and the views are too good to run this. There is no tree cover. Sun protection and hydration a must. When the ocean is calm and the weather warm slip into the water off the rocks. Heaven.

A beautiful and well marked trail. Train to Thornleigh train from Hornsby makes one way super easy. Public roads at the last stretch of each end.

A great run which extends on to Thornleigh to make half marathon distance. Not sure about the ‘Easy’ classification given here. Although there are boardwalk sections there are a couple of steps sections my mother wouldn’t dream of tackling. Moderate. Bush turkeys, lizards, plenty of Australian birdlife. Easy 506 bus ride from CBD and train back.

This is a beautiful trail. Well maintained and for the most part well signposted. I went off trail twice and used All Trails to get my bearings. The last section is a comparatively long climb which is a great opportunity to finish hard. Lots of water dragons (don’t worry, they will eventually move if they must) and two echidnas. The latter third has sections with lots of river bead rocks that proved a little challenging in the fading light so I suggest you make sure you have plenty of daylight to complete. No water refill opportunities the entire stretch. After rains prepare for a couple of creek crossings. I actually started at Boronia Park Hunters Hill making the total one way to Thornleigh station 22.5km. A wonderful run.

walking
14 days ago

I walked this trail on an overcast day. There would be minimal shade on a sunny day. Nice wide paths and fairly flat, most of the way. After you cross the road, you walk along the grass until you come to a footpath. Turn right & there is usually a coffee cart there at the end of that carpark. There is also coffee & toilets at the curl curl surf club & toilets/change room at the ocean pool. Beautiful beach views, lots of locals walking dogs.

Would deserve 5 stars except for the fact that there are too many fallen trees on the trail. Otherwise fantastic hike.

Great hike up from Thredbo. The hike up to the ski lift was mostly steps. I had a dodgy knee so didn’t make it to the top of Kosciuszko sadly.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
17 days ago

potentially a great walk but lots of moss so fell twice ( hard lol ) beautiful scenery I only did 3 kms due to slippery surfaces and my sprains ! gorgeous ! very steep coming back up ( great cardio)

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