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Narrabeen Lakes

Narrabeen, Warringah, New South Wales, Australia
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Serenity ... except on the weekends

The lake circuit walk (about 9km) is spectacular, with sandy foreshore, rainforest, bushland... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caz M
Hornsby, Australia
Hours of exploring

Some many place to stop an enjoy. Take a long walk , run or bike ride right around or just picnic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Narrabeen, Warringah, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake circuit walk (about 9km) is spectacular, with sandy foreshore, rainforest, bushland, birdlife, and even snakes crossing the trail. A well-developed trail for the most part, with boardwalks over creeks and marshes - suitable for walkers, runners, casual bikes. BUT, the weekends are a...More

Thank Caz M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some many place to stop an enjoy. Take a long walk , run or bike ride right around or just picnic at one of many spots. There are playgrounds for the kids, ducks to feed kayaks to rent & cafes to eat at.

Thank AuntyMia
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A place where I always happy to go. Since I lived nearby I visit the Narrabeen lakes quite often. To take some bread with me it's a necessity, because otherwise how I would be able to feed the ducks? If I walk quietly always can...More

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Exquisite place for cycling, jogging, walking and for water sports. Enjoyed being out in God's wonderful creation.

Thank Margorocks
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Narrabeen Lakes is a great place to come to for a walk. Beautiful and serene, you would never know that you were close to the hustle and bustle of city living. There is a walking track which makes it an easy walk. Some lovely birdlife...More

Thank manicjeang
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I used to go to school at Narrabeen back in the 70's and was appalled by the filth in Narrabeen Lakes. Returning after so many years to find this clean inviting area was just wonderful. The water is clean and inviting and as we walked...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

8km loop with amazing scenes. It is a very easy track amd children friendly for walkers and bicycle riders. There are picnic areas, children playgrounds, cafe, BBQ facilities which make the place great for picnicing. The lake is 20 minutes far from Chatswood, and close...More

Thank amiri455
Reviewed 26 April 2017

There is a great sandy beach towards the mouth of the lakes, that is usually quiet, with shallow calm waters for paddling and wading in. Great for younger children or anyone else who is not keen on battling the surf beaches. Its sunny, and easily...More

Thank shebe43
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Narrabeen lakes is a great spot as it is protected from the sea though not far away and has best of surf beach access and close by protected beach spots around the lake and excellent shallow spots to keep the kids safe. Calm waters and...More

Thank Berny B
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

There is now a well signposted 8km walk around the lake which we did last Sunday. A very pleasant walk which can easily be completed within two hours. Being a circular walk You can start from any point - there are parking spots at various...More

Thank Albywon
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Lori G
5 September 2016|
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Response from RossEric58 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it is possible to ride a bike. Quite popular! its about nine kilometres around. Many suitable places to park a car. Park in the carpark on pittwater Rd an then you are close to coffee shops and cafes afterwards
8 September 2015|
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Response from TerriAtkinson | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if the answer unfortunately however I don't think the Academy is accessible from the trail because the surrounding houses on that side go down to the waters edge. If you are fit the Academy is not a long walk on... More

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