Sydney North Natural Attractions
If you're after a beautiful waterside setting for a great day out with family or friends, Davidson Park picnic area is perfect, and just a short drive from the Sydney CBD. Large open grassy areas, fre...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/garigal-national-park/davidson-park-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
2.2km (one way) - 2 hour - Medium difficulty
After learning all about the plants, animals and Aboriginal history of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park at Kalkari Discovery Centre, head along the...
Lane Cove National Park is a beautiful pocket of bushland that sits on either side of the peaceful Lane Cove River. It's in easy reach for Sydneysiders, extending from East Ryde to Pennant Hills and W...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lane-cove-national-park
Marramarra National Park is one of the Hawkesbury's best-kept secrets and has to be among the most exciting national parks in the country. Hidden away in the northern outskirts of Sydney at the juncti...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/marramarra-national-park
4km (one way) - 3 hour - Medium difficulty
A pleasant bush track leading to a scenic waterhole, Gibberagong walking track is an ideal nature day trip for the adventurous bushwalker. The moder...
With its scenic harbour views, Collins Flat Beach, just north of Sydney city and nestled between North Head and Little Manly Cove, is an idyllic spot for a romantic picnic. Whether you're swimming in ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/collins-flat-beach/swim-surf
The Great North Road, surveyed in 1825 and completed in 1836, was constructed using convict labour. Up to 720 convicts - some in chains - worked on the road, which spanned 264 km, connecting Sydney to...www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nswcultureheritage/theoldgreatnorthroad.htm
Cumberland State Forest is a 40 hectare oasis of green in Sydney's north-western suburbs.
Enjoy a stroll on one of Cumberland's forest walks, meander through the tall eucalypt forest, explore...
Rouse Hill Regional Park is a fabulous resource for Hills District locals and visitors alike. Hire the relaxed Crebra or Fibrosa Pavilions for a special occasion, take a family bike ride on the trails...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/rouse-hill-regional-park
Set sail for beautiful Akuna Bay, tucked away at the end of Coal and Candle Creek. The popular destination can also be reached by road via the scenic Liberator General San Martin Drive. Bring a pair o...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/akuna-bay/picnic-bbq
Halfway Point picnic area is an idyllic small, riverside picnic area, surrounded by bushland. Why not gather a group of friends or head to the area with family for a riverside refresher? There is unco...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lane-cove-national-park/halfway-point-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
9.5km (one way) - 4 hour - Medium difficulty
What's the prettiest way to get to Manly? Some say catching the Manly ferry, but those in the know will tell you otherwise - it's the Manly scenic...
Rouse Hill picnic area and playground makes for a perfect family day out. When the kids have had enough of monkeying around on the swings, slides, maze, playhouses and rope bridge, they can ride their...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/rouse-hill-regional-park/picnic-area-playground/picnic-bbq
3.2km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Hard difficulty
Seaforth Oval to Natural Bridge track is a scenic walk that's full of history, but that's not all that'll get your pulse racing. The descent into ...
The sounds of the birds singing from trees that rustle with the wind - it won't take you long to relax at this scenic spot right next to Lane Cove River. Moola picnic area is one of Lane Cove National...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lane-cove-national-park/moola-picnic-area/picnic-bbq