Aug 24, 2011

Macquarie University - Sculpture Park

Macquarie University has considerable areas of open parkland, with many original sculptures dotted across the campus. My favorite area is the Lakeside Walk, part of which can be seen in the photo below.

'Coil' (2003) - Andrew Rodgers

'Red Feathered Friend' (1986) - Errol B. Davis

'Season's End' (2005) - Errol B. Davis

 The Sculpture Park was founded by the Australian sculptor Dr Errol B.Davis.

'Tana' (1985) - Errol B. Davis

Bronze sculpture by Linda Klarfeld

Macquarie University's new Library

Macquarie University's new library opened on the 1st of August. It houses over 1.8 million items and features Australia's first automated book storage and retrieval system.              extra photos

Transport options: Macquarie University can be reached by a train station of the same name, via Epping or Chatswood, and is also served by many bus routes.           

Aug 10, 2011

Leura Falls Walk

This walk in the Upper Blue Mountains, follows the Leura section of the Prince Henry Cliff Walk for around 2Kms, and has great views from lookouts along the way. My first blog post described part of the Katoomba end of this walking track.

View into Jamison Valley

Bridal Veil Falls, Leura

Banksia spinulosa

Another view from Bridal Veil Lookout

Tarpeian Rock Lookout

We started this walk at Gordon Falls Reserve (near the end of Lone Pine Ave.) about 2Km from Leura train station. To finish our walk we turned off the The Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and walked up past the Leura Cascades to the Picnic Area. The Leura Cascades is my banner photo at the top of this blog.

Once back in Leura Mall there is no shortage of cafes.

Wildwalks notes describe the reverse route. The walk to Tarpeian Rock and Bridal Veil Lookouts can also be done as as short walk from Cliff Drive.