The Illawarra Region provides a myriad of wonderful vistas, watering holes and forests that provide beautiful experiences and opportunities to enjoy the wonderful ‘greenscapes’ of the area. For those that are in the area visiting or locals that may not be up to speed on the bush walking trails available, here is a quick guide to get you on a trail in no time to enjoy a jaunt in the Illawarra Escarpment!
Want to have a taste of a bush walk but with the security of solid paths and trails, people with young children or limited mobility will enjoy the comfort of this trail.
Maddens Falls – Dharawal National Park (1.5km return walk)
The loop trail starts on a wide dirt path and transitions onto a boardwalk, weaving throughout heath, woodland and swamp filled with wildflowers and local birdlife. Further along you reach the viewing platform of the spectacular Madden’s Falls. This is a great child friendly location to look at the view of the falls and down the valley, as well as have a seat and a snack.
Looking for adventure, adrenaline and testing your fitness? Intrepid walkers need only apply on this advanced wild trails
Wodi Wodi – Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area (6km return walk)
The Wodi Wodi track will put your fitness and stamina to the test as you meander through woodlands, creek beds and rainforest then joining into the Forest Trail to ponder your eyes across epic views of the Northern Illawarra Coastline.
The bush walking trail is rough, steep and slippery giving adventurers plenty of challenges. The path gradually becomes rougher and rougher as you cross side tributaries of Stanwell Creek and start the descent down to the main creek. The peak of your walk, Mount Mitchell, has a distinctive large rock platform and on a clear day you can easily see Sydney Tower.
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