Feel like you need to get back to nature this holidays? We’ve done the hard work for you, and with just a short drive you can enjoy the amazing scenery and fresh air that the central and western regions of NSW have to offer.
We have taken a look at the top 10 bushwalks around our region and put them together for you in an easy to read map, with a little information about each of them.
If you are looking at spending some time with your family this holidays one of these bushwalks might be the perfect way to spend the day and if you have a little extra time, why not spend a few days away and explore one of the many smaller towns in our region.
Safe walking tips:
- It’s best not to walk alone – take a friend or a family member along with you. It’s best to walk in groups of three or more people, if something happens then you might need to wait with the injured person while the other gets help.
- Take plenty of water and food for the walk – be prepared for anything that may happen when you are in the bush
- Use sunscreen, wear a hat and suitable clothing. Make sure you take a first aid kit.
- Make sure you wear comfortable shoes
- Stay on the track.
- Tell someone where you are going – give them the route and location and tell them about any medical conditions and when you expect to be back. Make sure you then check in when you return.
- The NSW Police and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife service provide bushwalkers in the Blue Mountains and Kosciuszko National Park with a free loaned personal locator beacon. Find out more here and how to complete a trip intention form in these area.
- Visit www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au to check for any alerts and park conditions around the state. Also check weather forecasts