Sep 20, 2013

Prince Henry Cliff Walk (2)

The Prince Henry Cliff walk, which can be started and finished at various spots along Cliff Drive, was opened in 1934 and ran from Katoomba Falls in the west to Leura Cascades in the east. A second stage extended the track from Leura Cascades eastwards to Gordon Falls.

View from Honeymoon Point, Katoomba
As the name suggests, it follows the cliff top around past various lookouts. We started our walk from Cliff Drive near the Solitary Restaurant and walked to Echo Point.


 The photo below shows the top of the first of the Three Sisters, with Mt Solitary in the distance.

Prince Henry Cliff Walk is visited by more than 100,000 people a year and offers magnificent floodlit views ofKatoomba Falls, Orphan Rock and the Three Sisters at night.    
                           More photo from earlier post
NSW National Parks - Prince Henry Cliff Walk information & map

Sep 3, 2013

Gore Creek bushland walk

Our urban walks take us past a variety of locations. We started this walk from St.Leonards station (around 3Km from North Sydney) then through Gore Hill Park and Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery (left).

   Location map  

We descended into Lane Cove Bushland Park  only a few hundred meters from busy Pacific Highway. It is a steep sided and narrow bushland remnant, which starts on a tributary of Gore Creek, leading to Gore Creek Reserve near the mouth of the Lane Cove River.

(right) We wondered why our walk leader had told us to "bring a torch" for this walk.
Lillypilly Falls
Lillypilly Falls (above), once a popular swimming and picnic spot, is still a pretty spot, but is now diminished by development.  It is named after the Acmena smithii trees which grow in the area.

Gore Creek, Lane Cove River
We returned to the city by ferry from Bay Street Greenwich.