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Best walking locations in and around Balgowlah

Category: fitness

Now that the temperature has dropped it’s the perfect time to rug up and get outdoors. Staying active is so important in the cooler months for your physical wellbeing and one of the easiest ways to get moving is by walking. Out amongst nature you can reset, recharge and reconnect and we've discovered the best walking tracks in and around Stockland Balgowlah for you to discover on your next outdoor adventure. 

We’ve found the best walking trails you can explore by yourself or with your family! These trails are easy, simple and scenic with pit stops you can take to grab a bite or take time to soak in the sun. The best part is that you can choose which parts of the trail you’d like to explore, or the entire trail if you’re feeling adventurous!


Narrabeen Lagoon Trail

Enjoy exploring the beautiful ecosystems, wildlife and cultural heritage icons. The Narrabeen Lagoon Trail is well-formed trail and perfect for a family stroll with prams. This 8km walking trail can be completed in shorter sections to accommodate the little ones. You can expect to find picnic tables and rest stops on this trail and coffee shops near Narrabeen shops.

Location: Narrabeen

Getting there: car – there is wheelchair access from the Berry, Jamieson, Middle Creek and Bilarong carparks

Time: 1-3 hours

Find more information here: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/recreation-area/narrabeen-lagoon-trail-heritage-walk


Pelican Path, Narrabeen

What we love about this location is: The Pimelea Loop is the perfect place for the whole family to get back to nature. An easy yet rewarding path - lined by fields of tall bluebells which bloom any time of the year after rain - Pimelea links playgrounds, lookouts and waterways, so there is plenty to see.

Location: Narrabeen

Getting there: short walk from Ocean Street, Narrabeen

Time: 30 minutes-1 hour

Find more information here: https://www.weekendnotes.com/easy-walks-sydney-northern-beaches/


Warriewood Wetlands

The boardwalk stretches over the wetlands, letting you discover the waterbirds and other animals. This trail has a mixture of concrete, boardwalk and well-formed dirt. This trail is excellent for families and seniors as the trail is flat. There is seating along the trail which is perfect for grabbing a bite with the little ones. 

Location: Warriewood

Getting there: park near Katoi Reserve

Time: 30 minutes

Find more information here: https://www.weekendnotes.com/warriewood-wetlands/169804/


Long Reef Headland

This trail features wide concrete paths which is accessible for the younger ones in prams! You can expect to find fantastic views of the beach area as you take a break from walking or explore the rock platform. View the Dace of the Tides sculptures near the top lookout and take a few pictures whilst you’re at it!

Location: Collaroy

Getting there: car

Time: short drive from Manly

Find more information here: https://files.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/recreational-areas/long-reef-headland/warringahlong-reef-headlandonline.pdf


Manly Lagoon Walk

Bring your kids and dogs on this trail as you can expect to find an off-leash dog park nearby. If you’re looking to grab a bite, there are a few cafes around the corner from the Queenscliff Surf Club.

Location: Manly

Getting there: car – park near Manly’s Esplanade and walk across the road towards Manly main beach

Time: N/A

Find more information here: https://www.weekendnotes.com/easy-walks-sydney-northern-beaches/



How many walks have you ticked off? Stretch your legs and get a buddy on-board because walking with a friend is a social adventure! There is so much to see and do at each garden, reserve or park that your social calendar will be filled for weeks to come. Want to discover other activities to keep you busy while in isolation? Head straight to our Belong hub and get reading!  



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