Royal National Park Cabins Open Day

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Royal National Park cabins? On the annual open day, hear directly from members of the shack communities for the National Trust Festival. You’ll hear how the cabins have been built and maintained by generations of local families away from the mod cons of 21st century life. […]

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Royal National Park Fires 2018

Royal National Park Fires

Just because it’s no longer news, don’t think the Royal National Park fires are over. For walkers, the impact will be felt for months to come. Below is exactly which walking tracks remain open, and which are closed (read on or skip straight to track closures). The 2018 fires – thought to be deliberately lit on […]

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Bali Memorial

This is Stop 3 on the Bondi to Coogee Walk as marked on the Coogee to Bondi Walk Map. This towering bronze statue, weighing nearly one tonne, honours everyone who died in the Bali bombings. “It is a tribute to the Australian spirit of courage and endurance. The three linked figures in this sculpture signify […]

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Sydney Walking Events 2018

While I’ve been looking after young children, Ian’s been out doing walking events. Over the years, he’s completed three Oxfam Trailwalkers, the Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge, Walk with Lifehouse, Walk for Kids with Cancer, and the Five Lands Walk. We’ve both run, but not walked, the Sutherland 2 Surf and the City 2 Surf. The […]

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Chris O Brien Lifehouse Walk

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Walk

*** UPDATE We’ll update this page with information about the 2018 event as soon as it becomes available. *** How can a simple walk in the park turn into thousands of dollars for cancer care at leading non-profit Chris O’Brien Lifehouse? By adding up: 28 kilometres walking Royal National Park’s Coast Track 8 hours of effort […]

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sydney walking events 2017

Sydney Walking Events 2017

Find some of the best Sydney walking events for a personal challenge you can be proud of. Enjoy choosing a walk to suit you from the 2017 calendar, including Coastrek, Oxfam Trailwalker and fun runs such as the City to Surf, or Sutherland to Surf, that have a walking component.

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Walk this way – or not

Remember how you walked to school? How everyone walked to school? Then you walked to the shops (if you were lucky and had 20c for a mixed bag of lollies), then you walked to your mate’s house and home again? It’s not just “kids these days” who aren’t walking – because kids only do what […]

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Sydney Walking Events 2016

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My Year Without Matches

When your whole world is centrifugal chaos and you’re being spun so fast your head is about to separate from your body, you think “I need to get away”. “I need a holiday”. Well, imagine that holiday is a year-long quest for survival on a bushland property miles away from anywhere. First, build a permanent […]

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Not-so-fantastic plastic: Clean Up Australia Day 2015

Thanks to those that came out to support Clean Up Australia Day on the Coast Track in Royal National Park. It was a great success in so many ways. Firstly, we were pleasantly surprised by how rubbish-free the Coast Track in Royal National Park was. We expected to find mountains of discarded water bottles and […]

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