A long walk to Middle Harbour, Sydney

Middle Harbour, Sydney

Middle Harbour, Sydney

Our holiday in New South Wales

September 2007

While staying with our son in Artarmon, North Sydney, he led us on a long walk from his home to Middle Harbour. This was a walk of some 3-4 kilometres and it is mostly all downhill on the way to the harbour. This meant mostly uphill on the way back. We did it in just short of four hours. My son thought we’d take longer; he does it in two hours but then he is used to the hills around here. He and his wife do a lot of walking around this district.

Flat Rock Creek, Northbridge, Sydney

Flat Rock Creek, Northbridge, Sydney

It took us through some nearby suburbs along a walking and cycling trail through this part of the city. The path kept us away from busy roads and streets, sometimes passing under very busy streets and motorways.

Flat Rock Creek, Northbridge, Sydney

Flat Rock Creek, Northbridge, Sydney

At one point the track dropped quickly to the creek and here we followed Flat Rock Creek until it emerged from the gully into Middle Harbour. It was very peaceful following the creek, with dense vegetation on all sides. It was hard to believe we were about an hour’s walk to Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was so peaceful along that creek you could not imagine being in the heart of Australia’s largest city.

Northbridge, Sydney

Northbridge, Sydney

Near Middle Harbour one of the local roads passes high over the creek bed. The magnificent bridge over the creek is very inspiring and a wonderful subject for the camera.

Northbridge, Sydney

Northbridge, Sydney

 

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