Welcome to part two of our spectacular walking trails series, with some of our favourite spots to explore on foot. So get ready to lace up your walking shoes and hit the trails.

Tomaree National Park

Tomaree National Park near Port Stephens offers a combination of sweeping views, history and wildlife. Visit during spring and winter and you might be lucky enough to spot migrating humpbacks, however there is plenty to explore at any time of the year. Take a glimpse into the area’s military past with interpretive signs and World War II Gun emplacements at Fort Tomaree. Hike to the top on the summit walk to enjoy magnificent views from 161m above Port Stephens and the surrounding islands. Soak in the peace and serenity on the short walk to Wreck Beach, through a lush coastal forest, then enjoy the feeling of sand between your toes as you gaze out to the ocean.

Explore Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach or Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point

Relax on Wreck Beach near Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach

Ferntree Gully Reserve

Take in the sweeping views from the top edge of the rocks or wander through the cool, valley floor studded with fern-trees, at the Ferntree Gully Reserve. Allow at least an hour to do the full loop track which includes some steep hills and scrambling over rocks, but is well worth the effort with magnificent tree-ferns, pretty rock orchids and impressive fig trees creating a unique landscape. The valley is surrounded by imposing and unusual rock formations, creating the feeling of exploring a hidden oasis.

Explore Ingenia Holidays Mudgee or Ingenia Holidays Mudgee Valley

Hike through fern-tree forests near Ingenia Holidays Mudgee

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are a spectacular walking and hiking destination with trails ranging from short scenic walks to longer multi-day treks. The Leura Cascades Circuit is a short walk that takes in the pretty falls and views of the cliff line or try the Three Sisters Walk, a family friendly stroll with impressive views of the sandstone outcrop. The Grand Canyon Track is a well-known walk established in 1907, and while being one of the more difficult walks, it is well worth it for the luscious ferns and trees, rugged landscapes and spectacular canyon views.

Explore Ingenia Holidays Nepean River

Hike the Grand Canyon Track while at Ingenia Holidays Nepean River

Broulee Island Walk

The Broulee Island Walk is a picturesque 4km track that can be reached by a permanent sand bar from the main beach at Broulee. Sturdy shoes are a must as the rocks can be slippery, but the shimmering rock pools make for brilliant holiday snaps and birdwatchers will enjoy spotting the array of marine birdlife that call the island home. The dedicated nature reserve is covered in a diverse range of native flora including banksias, coastal wattles and lilli pilli, making for an idyllic place to relax or have a picnic.

Explore Ingenia Holidays Broulee

Enjoy stunning coastal walks while at Ingenia Holidays Broulee