5km (one way) - 2 hour - Medium difficulty
For a quick nature fix only a short drive or train ride from Sydney, try Karloo walking track. This medium walk leads from Heathcote train station t...
The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Ho...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/north-head/lookout
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
Campbelltown, located approximately 50 kilometres south-west of Sydney's central business district, is a vibrant region filled with historic charms, scenic bushland surrounds and modern delights.
4.5km (return) - 2.5 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
For a great experience that highlights the best of the Aboriginal art in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, step out on Aboriginal Herit...
3.5km (return) - 3 hour (each way)
Need a place to head out hiking or go mountain biking? Cawleys Road trail starts just off the old highway near Helensburgh and heads through low, open fores...
You'll find plenty to keep you occupied at picturesque Cattai Farm picnic area, located near Cattai campground. There's plenty of grass to lay out your picnic rug, or you can set up in one of the larg...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/cattai-national-park/cattai-farm-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Visit Thirlmere Lakes National Park for a beautiful and relaxing spot to enjoy and get away from the crowds. Boasting five freshwater lakes and many native Australian plant species, this is a wonderfu...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/thirlmere-lakes-national-park
Middle Head is a superb lookout spot in Sydney Harbour National Park. From this outstanding vantage point, you can follow the Pacific Ocean to the horizon, framed by North and South Heads. The panoram...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/middle-head/lookout
Waterfall Flat picnic area could be your first port of call on a day trip to Royal National Park. Near Waterfall, it's also a great spot for getting the bikes out ready for a cycle tour, or a perfect ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/royal-national-park/waterfall-flat-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
1km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Medium difficulty
This short walk along both the river and the ridge packs in plenty to see. There are some interesting rock formations along the way plus you'll en...
0.62km (return) - 0.5 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Starting at the Boarding House Dam picnic area, Circuit walking track offers you an easy hike along the creek as it threads through pri...
High above Warragamba Dam, on a Blue Mountains escarpment, Burragorang lookout and picnic area is a viewing point for nature's great beauty. From up here, you can look across one of New South Wales' m...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/burragorang-state-conservation-area/burragorang-lookout-and-picnic-area/lookout
For a mini-holiday without leaving town, Cobblers Beach is a picturesque cove, ideal for swimming and picnicking; great for taking time out from a hectic city schedule. Nestled in bushland on the nort...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/cobblers-beach/swim-surf
Escape the hustle of the city for a refreshing dose of nature. A 15-minute drive from the Sydney CBD can take you to a patch of paradise near St Ives. Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve, in North Sydney, bo...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/dalrymple-hay-nature-reserve