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Sydney Just Scored A Brand New 65km Walking Track

By Jessica Best
15th Oct 2019

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There’s no denying if you live in Sydney, you love a good walk. Whether it be a coastal stroll, a hike in a national park or a dog-friendly foreshore walk, we truly have all the options at our doorstep. And now, we’ve scored a brand new route that you’ll most definitely want to add to your bucket list.

Meet The Great West Walk, a phenomenal walking track that spans 65km from Parramatta to the foot of the Blue Mountains. The path crosses a protected Cumberland Plain woodland, rivers and parklands.

You can expect the track to keep relatively flat and there’s a number of shared parks that make for easy walking through a number of epic sites. Beyond Blacktown, the route winds along Breakfast Creek to the Western Sydney Parklands which runs from Quakers Hill to Hoxton Park. Following this trail, you’ll get to swing through the Nurragingy Reserve with its lake and ridiculously beautiful Chinese Gardens.

There’s also an insane vantage point past Blacktown Olympic Park and across the M7 Freeway (basically, at the top of Rooty Hill) where you’ll get a panoramic view of the Blue Mountains from the Blue Labyrinth to Kurrajong Heights.

Head here for more details about The Great West Walk.

And make sure you check out all of Sydney’s best walks.

Image credit: Janelle Soto

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