{Jump Rock – Macquarie National Park}

A popular hub in summer, this small walk packs a punch in lush rainforest, epic deep pools, cascades and the famous Jump Rock. A great walk anytime of year, enjoying plenty of wildlife and a challenging walk to some of Wollongong’s most gorgeous cascade sites. … More {Jump Rock – Macquarie National Park}

{Top 3 Nature Meditation Walks in the ‘Gong}

Having travelled to Japan it is evident the benefits of absorbing the stillness of nature and meditation together. The Japanese relish being outdoors and especially nurture their connection to nature as part of a zen lifestyle. Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese phrase which describes “forest bathing or therapy”, the art of being in nature with no effort and simply just being. … More {Top 3 Nature Meditation Walks in the ‘Gong}

{Upper Byarong Creek}

A magical oasis of luscious green rocks, trickling streams and a dark mossy canopy of trees blanketed by maidenhair ferns and tiny mushrooms underfoot. This trail is sensitive. As there is no distinct trail it is important to respect the mosses, small shrubs and environment. It’s not the place to scratch off moss, trample small … More {Upper Byarong Creek}

{Byarong Cascades}

When I hiked this trail I was the fourth generation to retrace the steps (fifth if I could’ve convinced the kids!) of my Great Grandfather Mr. Percy Kennedy. A keen amateur geologist and an active citizen of Wollongong, Percy was convinced of evidence of an extinct volcano under Mt Robertson as he explored the beautiful … More {Byarong Cascades}