Badu Mangrove Boardwalk
Wander through a lush mangrove forest set within Sydney Olympic Park
Before European invasion, the Parramatta River was flanked with mangrove forests. These days, many of them are gone, but, on Badu Mangrove Boardwalk, you can still surround yourself with trees that are centuries old.
Wandering among the twisting branches and above water roots, you'll also see the many creatures that call mangroves home, from crabs to cormorants.
Be sure to wander north to the waterbird refuge to see all sorts of birds, including Australian pelicans, black-winged stilts and sharp-tailed sandpipers. Take your binoculars with you.
Image: City of Parramatta