The mid-year holidays are here! Even though the girls are finished school they are still on holidays from Uni and Tafe – YAY!! We have just returned from 4 days at Gerroa. This is our third visit staying in the same house. Gerroa (right next to Gerringong) is only just over 2 hours from Sydney and so relaxing. Beautiful Berry is only 15 minutes drive, so we went there every day for great food and coffee. Sorry, I digress….now back to this post.
Are you looking for something fun to do? And not too exerting for little ones? This is a great walk for all the family and is very picturesque.
The Flint and Steel track is located in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park off West Head Road. Take McCarrs Creek Road (either from Mona Vale or Terrey Hills) and turn off onto West Head Road (it is well signposted). If the attendant is there it will cost $11 to enter the park, ask for a map of the walks of the area. As you drive along West Head Road, please be mindful of those pesky cyclists (yes, I’m one of them). I ride from Bayview to West Head twice a month – if you see me, beep and wave – I’m the one at the back of the pack. Our team is called “Team Havachat” – I don’t know why!!
The walk is on the left-hand side of the road and again is well signposted.
The walk is about 2kms return trip. I reckon it takes about 45 minutes to walk down to the beach and a little longer on the up-hill journey back. When you arrive at the beach it is just breath-taking. There are views over Broken Bay encompassing Lion Island and Patonga Beach. You can rest here a while as the children will love frolicking (don’t you love that word) around the rock pools.
When you return to your car I implore you to drive the few kilometres to the West Head lookout (yep I ride up that hill – very slowly) again breathtaking, with views over Palm Beach and Barrenjoey Headland and north to the Central Coast. Also at the picnic area which is 1km back towards Flint and Steel (where you will find toilets) they have gas BBQ’s, so why not pack some sausages and have a picnic. The whole area is one of my favourite places, whether walking, cycling or cruising past on the beautiful waterways of Pittwater.
Let me know if you do this walk or have any questions.
Enjoy your week.
Love Chris x