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Looking for an uncrowded walking track, secluded swimming hole or private picnic spot?

Everybody wants to get out around Sydney to enjoy the stunning weather, and feel the relaxation that being in nature brings. But many NSW national parks fill up fast and become extremely busy. Ditch the crowds and discover these lesser-known gems around the city.

Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track
Discover the beauty of Marramarra, near Hornsby, on this day walk. Enjoy scenic views, historic heritage, colourful wildflowers and picnicking along the way.
Distance: 13km loop
Time: 4-6hr
Grade: Grade 4
Where: Marramarra National Park in Sydney and surrounds

Canoelands Ridge walking track
Canoelands Ridge walking track is a beautiful day walk near Hornsby and Sydney. See scenic Hawkesbury River views and native wildflowers along the way on this long hike.
Distance: 21km return
Time: 8-10hr
Grade: Grade 4
Where: Marramarra National Park in Sydney and surrounds

Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station
The moderately challenging Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Train Station is an ideal day walk offering picnicking, Aboriginal and historic heritage in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
Distance: 10km one-way
Time: 3.5hr - 4.5hr
Grade: Grade 5
Where: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney and surrounds

Bullawarring walking track
For great Sydney bushwalking, visit Heathcote National Park, near Waterfall in the Sutherland shire; combine your hike with birdwatching and freshwater swimming.
Distance: 5.5km one-way
Time: 3-4hr
Grade: Grade 4
Where: Heathcote National Park in Sydney and surrounds, South Coast

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