Sydney is so amazing. It’s full of little treasures & secrets that only the true explorer can find. Even though I’ve lived in & around Sydney my whole life, I’m constantly surprised & delighted that I’m still discovering secret secluded beaches, walking tracks that I’ve never heard of & breathless views that I never knew where there. This little walking track is one of them.
I take the dog walking through Northbridge a lot. I’ve visited Tunks Park almost once a week for the past 2 years Chelsea has been with us (P.S. happy 2nd birthday Chelsea!). However I never thought to explore what was behind a big rock wall near the boat ramp, right in the corner of the park. Luckily last weekend I did!
There is a hidden set of rock stairs that are quite steep to climb, but once you go up these, it turns into a pretty easy coastal bush track that curves around the cliffs of Northbridge Park.
It takes about 45 minutes return, but we decided to take a slight detour and swim in Salt Pan Creek. There’s a super steep sliding hill down to the bay off the path, but its quite treacherous and ends in a couple of big rocks that are only negotiated with a bum-slide ending in a patch of oyster shells! I have the scars to prove it!
But once you’re in the bay, its shallow, big and full of crystal clear, moving water that is great to paddle around. There are 2 ship wrecks in Salt Pan Creek that are cool to explore, Cobaki & Itata, an army training vessel & a trading ship. You can find out more about them in this blog post.
This walk is great for nice views of Middle Harbour, boat-watching & the sounds of nature so close to the city! You do have to walk through Northbridge Golf Course at one point so look out for balls! Chelsea souvenired one, who am I to stop her?
Check out the video below to see what its like: