Get Back on Track with 60km of trails in Western Sydney Parklands
Published: 11 September 2019 at 12:00 am
Sydney’s biggest backyard has had a makeover, with 60 kilometres of tracks and trails in Western Sydney Parklands now easier to navigate than ever before.
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes visited the Parklands today to test one of the eight new feature tracks that will have new signage and maps in place this month.
“The tracks are currently used by about 250,000 people each year and through these improvements we hope even more walkers, cyclists, runners and their dogs will come and enjoy this stunning part of Sydney,” Mr Stokes said.
“The new signage will make it even easier for locals and visitors to get out and explore these beautiful parklands that offer breathtaking views in a natural bushland setting, an abundance of wildlife and award-winning playgrounds and picnic facilities.”
The tracks include options for beginners through to advanced, and feature the Parkland’s most spectacular sites including Moonrise Lookout, The Diary, Plough and Harrow, Sugarloaf Ridge, Lizard Log, Bungarribee and the former Sydney 2000 Olympic equestrian and mountain biking sites.
New online digital maps will also be released of the tracks and trails to help visitors navigate their way through the Parkland’s stunning bush landscape.
Executive Director of Western Sydney Parklands Trust Suellen Fitzgerald said the Parkland’s tracks are free to use and take between 30 minutes and three hours to complete.
“Walking, running and cycling are an easy, inexpensive and enjoyable way people can stay active and socially connected in their community,” Ms Fitzgerald said.
Western Sydney Parklands is the largest urban park in Australia, spanning 27 kilometres across 5,280 hectares – almost the same size as Sydney Harbour. The Parklands are a key part of Sydney’s Greengrid and give our community access to quality green open spaces, helping to make Western Sydney a great place to live.
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