Jul 1, 2024

Wentworth Falls - Rocket Point Walk

The Rocket Point lookout walk is a short loop from the Wentworth Falls picnic area. The walk leads you down to the stepping stones at Queens Cascade above the falls. (See Kings Tableland post) We stopped at the small gully just beyond the cascade to eat our lunch with the occasional spray from the water fall being blown in our direction.

Natural Archway

Rocket Point provides a great vantage point to view the falls, as you can see from the photo below.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service info                   Wildwalks link




Oct 7, 2022

Australian Kelpie Statue

On the harbourside walk from Taronga Zoo wharf to Clifton Gardens you will pass by this life-sized bronze statue of an Australian Kelpie in Clifton Gardens Reserve.

The sculpture is named 'Alinta.'

(above) Photo of the artist, Helen with her sculpture taken June 2023.

View my earlier post showing photos of dog statues, taken around different parts of Sydney.

View my Taronga wharf to Clifton Gardens post. From Clifton Gardens you can extend the walk to Balmoral Beach or catch a bus back to the City from there.

Mar 3, 2022

Glenbrook Lagoon & Knapsack lookouts

Our walking group revisited Glenbrook recently, visiting Glenbrook Lagoon reserve and the two lookouts in Knapsack Reserve. (see my earlier Glenbrook Lagoon post)

Glenbrook Lagoon

Elizabeth Lookout   


Elizabeth Lookout, on the Eastern escarpment of the Blue Mountains, overlooks Penrith and beyond. Sydney's CBD high-rise buildings can be seen in the far distance if the weather is suitable.






Marges Lookout (below) looks out over the Penrith Lakes parkland (see Penrith International Regatta Centre)  

The Knapsack lookouts can be accessed from the 'Lovers Walk' fire-trail at the end of Barnett Street.

Marges Lookout      





Apr 28, 2020

Centennial Park Revisited

Earlier this year I visited what is probably my favorite parkland - Centennial Park - to plan a group walk. 
It was after Sydney had received drought breaking rain, so it was good to see the ponds full again.

Life size statue of Charles Dickens (below)
Sir Henry Parks, 'father of federation,' was friends with Edward, a son of Dickens who had immigrated to NSW. The statue was removed in 1972 and only returned in 2011 after restoration.

The Federation Pavilion (1988)
was built on the site of the proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia on New Years Day 1901. The ceremony took place on a raised platform of Monuya granite, which was latter embedded in the ground.

Centennial Park once displayed 31 terracotta statues, most of which were removed 50 years ago due to damage.

'Sunrise' (right) and 'Sunset' (below) survived on top of nine metre columns, which once flanked the William Street side of the Australian Museum.

You may like to look at my previous post of Centennial Park.