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Best walking locations in and around Shellharbour

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 Shellharbour for you to discover on your next outdoor adventure. 


Jump Rock

Find Jump Rock at Macquarie Pass National Park.

What we love about this location is: the walking track surrounds you with tall luscious green trees, leading you to amazing water cascades and swimming spots along the way. An oasis of serenity, take a moment to close your eyes and enjoy the chirping sounds of the birds and the sounds of nature whistling through the trees.

Best parking entry is: at Macquarie Pass National Park.

The walk: takes approximately 1.5 hours return

Is there a walking track? No

Is there a bike track? No

Is there a nature trail? Rainforest Walk

Is this good for seniors or parents with prams? No

If no, is there another accessible alternative? No

Find more information here 

Sublime Point

Want some adventure, incredible coastal views and an escape into the wilderness? Then head to one of the Illawarra’s popular walking tracks, Sublime Point. This one is for those experienced bushwalkers, although families with children aged 10+ could also enjoy the iconic trek which takes you on a beautiful climb through luscious, green rainforest as you take in the sights of friendly yellow-tailed black cockatoos and more. Pack a lunch for the family and take advantage of the picnic facilities or nearby café before heading back home.

Find Sublime Point at Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

Best parking is: In the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

The walk? take approximately 34-45minutes

Is there a walking track? No

Is there a bike track? No

Or is there a nature trail? Rainforest Walk

Is this good for seniors or parents with prams? No

If no, is there another accessible alternative? No

Find more information here 

Brokers Nose

This track is something for the whole family to enjoy and the views are absolutely breathtaking – it’s amazing to know we live in such a beautiful area! The terrain is easy to follow and one suitable for all year round. Along the walk, kids can take advantage of rock hopping areas and small creeks with some creepy crawlies they will love to see. There has even been some kangaroo sightings! The track will lead you straight to the beautiful views of the escarpment where an abundance of green trees and rainforest is met with the beautiful blue coastal water. Caution and distance away from the cliff face are advised as it could get a bit windy depending on the day.

Find Brokers Nose at Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

Best parking is: In the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area

The walk? take approximately 1 hour return

Is there a walking track? No

Is there a bike track? No

Or is there a nature trail? Bush Walk

Is this good for seniors or parents with prams? No

If no, is there another accessible alternative? No

Find more information here 

 

Bass Point Reserve

What we love about this location is: this is a beautiful walk through the reserve which encompasses a few littoral rainforests and a large collection of significant Aboriginal & European heritage sites.

Find Bass Point Reserve just south of Shellharbour Village. 

Best parking is: at Bass Point Reserve

The walk? You can take as long or as little time as you like. 

Is there a walking track? Yes

Is this good for seniors or parents with prams? Yes

Find more information here 

 

Kiama Coastal Walk

What we love about this location is: the coastal walk takes you through some of Kiama’s beautiful beaches, cafés and the famous Kiama Blowhole.

Find Kiama Coastal Walk at Kiama 

The walk? There are three sections which altogether can take up to 4 hours. However, you can do one section at a time.  

Is there a walking track? Yes

Is there a bike track? Yes

Is this good for seniors or parents with prams? Yes

Find more information here 

 

Killalea State Park

Find Killalea State Park at Shell Cove

What we love about this location is: Killalea Reserve boasts an abundance of activities to do , with one of them being a family fun bush walk! There’s also surfing, fishing, picnic areas and more!

Best parking is: At Killalea State Park

Is there a walking track? Yes

Is there a bike track? Yes

Is there a nature trail? Bush walking is also available.

Is this good for seniors or parents with prams? Yes

Find more information here 

 

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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