Killcare to Tallow Beach walk (Video)

Walking in Bouddi National Park from Killcare to Tallow Beach, after a bushfire had ravaged the area, was an awesome experience.
Majestic rock formations, previously partly hidden by undergrowth, are now exposed. Beautiful new growth is appearing on native plants, in protected pockets along the track.

Enjoy the music of: Slow Tango by Andrew Huang (YouTube audio library)

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Pagodas on Bullimah Beach (Video)

Walking on the boardwalk and around the cliff path from Putty Beach to Bullimah Beach, we were pleasantly surprised to find many stone pagodas. Made from stacked rocks, the pagodas made an amazing sight. Beautiful expanses of tessellated pavement and wonderful rock formations, as well as a cave hidden under overhanging rocks, made the 700m walk worthwhile.

Putty beach is located in Bouddi National Park on the Central Coast of NSW.

Enjoy the video while listening to the music of: Entire by Quincas Moreira (YouTube audio library)

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St Alban’s Road Ramp on the Old Great North Road (Video)

The St Alban’s Road Ramp is situated a few kilometers north of the Mogo campground, in the Yengo National Park. The campground is a good base for exploring part of the convict-built road ramp (featured in this video) on the Old Great North Road, which once linked Sydney to the fertile Hunter Valley.

Enjoy this video while listening to the music of: Campfire Song by Chris Haugen (YouTube audio library)

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Toowoon Bay beach walk (Video)

Toowoon Bay is a picturesque, horseshoe shaped and protected beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales.
Walking from Toowoon Bay to Shelly Beach, you pass beautiful sandy beaches and amazing tessellated pavement.

Enjoy watching this video of pristine beaches as you listen to the music of Lazy River Rag by Dan Lebowitz (YouTube audio library)

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Gosford waterfront on a winter afternoon (Video)

Walking along the Gosford waterfront on a sunny winter afternoon, I enjoyed the vista of moored boats and the occasional white faced cormorant. The impressive waterfront Coast Bar and Restaurant, (formerly Iggy’s waterfront restaurant) situated near the wharf of the cruise ship – Lady Kendall, is a great spot to take in the view and enjoy a coffee.

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Frazer Beach – Munmorah Conservation Area (Video)

The rugged coastline of Frazer Beach hides a tranquil paradise. With its sandy beaches and coastal heath, Frazer is a wonderful place to visit on a sunny afternoon.
Enjoy glimpses of the pristine water, combined with relaxing music.

Munmorah State Conservation Area is on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

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Rock Escarpments at Terrigal

These sandstone cliffs – between Terrigal main beach and the Haven – have been weathered by erosion.  Erosion wears away rock through the force of wind or water. As the elements erode the soft rock underneath, the hard rock tumbles down, creating cliffs and escarpments.
The sandstone is often a reddish colour from the iron it contains. It is mixed with shale deposits and some conglomerate rock.
Plants cling precariously to small pockets of soil and create an amazing landscape.  Note the tree above, with roots exposed and very windswept foliage.
A raised walkway is soon to be constructed below these majestic cliffs.

Terrigal is a beachfront area on the Central Coast of New South Wales.

 

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Walking in Strickland State Forest (Video)

Strickland State Forest has many walking tracks through varying forest types. These tracks were built by a volunteer group – Friends of Strickland – in partnership with the Forestry Corporation of NSW.
As you meander along tracks which descend gently through moist forest, filled with ferns and cabbage palms, you pass delightful little babbling creeks.

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Water Birds at Davistown

An afternoon stroll along the waterfront reserve at Davistown is always a treat and today was no exception.
Calm water, an amazing assortment of water birds, moored boats and an occasional passing ferry make some interesting photo opportunities.
Pictured above are some of the seagulls, pelicans, ducks and cormorants that we encountered on our walk (as photographed by my grandson).
During this pleasant level walk along the Illoura Reserve, you pass the Lintern Street Wharf – which is one of stops for the ferry service that runs from Davistown to Woy Woy – and informative signs, containing information about the past history of the area.
Continuing along the waterfront, you pass remains of Aboriginal shellfish middens. This area was reputed to have been the location of one of the largest Aboriginal camps in the district at the time of European settlement.
Further along the waterfront, a large children’s playground and an enclosed swimming pool on the edge of the sandy beach make an enjoyable picnic destination.

Davistown is on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

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