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Why this Hike
This accessible walk in the Northern Beaches of Sydney is a great day out seeing Narrabeen Lagoon no matter your skill level. With a well-marked trail, great lakeside views and a vibrant trail with coffee shops along the way, this walk is a really good beginner adventure.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting at Middle Creek Reserve follow Narrabeen Lagoon Trail which runs parallel to Wakehurst Parkway around the lake on a paved path passing the Cement Works Lookout until reaching Bilarong Reserve. From the reserve continue to follow the track past Chattan Park and over Pitwater Road Bridge before reaching Berry Reserve, passing by multiple coffee shops you should reach Wheelers Park and continuing to walk you should arrive at Jamison Park. Continuing along the path you should cross the RSL War Veterans footbridge before passing by the sport and recreation sheds to arrive at the finish of the hike back at Middle Creek Reserve.
*Please note that this track is well paved and marked and should follow Narrabeen Lagoon Trail right around the Lagoon.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.
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