The great outdoors is a school room of sorts, offering numerous opportunities for our children to connect with nature and learn a little about the natural world. I make a point of working a nature walk into our monthly family excursions, identifying spots around Sydney to explore and adventure.
Recently we discovered Lake Parramatta which also boasts the amazing Arrunga Bardo Bush Food Garden which has been created by the local Darug people and includes plants that you can eat, use for medicinal purposes or as tools. Exploring the lake and discovering both the gardens and also caves has provided with a welcomed boost to my kids enthusiasm to head out to the bush for more adventures.
Nature walks can be accessed locally and afar, but all provide that lovely connection with nature. To inspire you and help you head outdoors we have sourced 10 nature walks around Australia that you could try. Which will you choose?
- Lake Parramatta, Sydney NSW
- RJ Hamer Arboretum, Olinda Victoria
- Zamia Trail, Bold Park, Perth Western Australia
- Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty summit hike, South Australia
- Montezuma Falls Bushwalk Tasmania
- Hide’n’Seek Children’s Trail Mt Coot-tha Queensland
- Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park Northern Territory
- National Arboretum Canberra ACT
- Telegraph Creek Natural Trail Jervis Bay NSW
- Heide Museum Gardens Bulleen Victoria
If you are in NSW, Wildwalks an online bushwalking guidebook is a good start to finding a walk near you.