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The NSW Government Is Dropping $50 Million on the State's Scenic Walking Tracks

Including upgrades to the Sydney Harbour Scenic Walk and the Royal National Park, complete with public barbecues and picnic areas.
By Sarah Ward
June 09, 2018
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The NSW Government Is Dropping $50 Million on the State's Scenic Walking Tracks

Including upgrades to the Sydney Harbour Scenic Walk and the Royal National Park, complete with public barbecues and picnic areas.
By Sarah Ward
June 09, 2018
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New South Wales' stunning natural sights are about to get a hefty upgrade — or the paths, picnic spots and other facilities that help everyone enjoy the state's gorgeous surroundings, to be accurate.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the NSW government will commit $50 million towards revamping the walking tracks scattered throughout the state's national parks, including improvements to public barbecues, picnic areas and more. The full details will be unveiled in the NSW budget on June 19.

The Sydney Harbour Scenic Walk and the city's Royal National Park are both set to benefit, which means your weekend wanders will as well. The former will gain a new three-kilometre track that'll connect Georges Heights and Middle Head, while the latter is getting elevated boardwalks along the stretch from Garie Beach to Otford, plus visitor facilities at Wattamolla, among other improvements.

Parks in Port Stephens, the Tweed and Byron region, and along both the Macleay Valley Coast and the South Coast will also receive a boost — and you might want to factor the Ben Boyd National Park near Eden into your future travel plans. It's set to score a new 39-kilometre coastal walk that'll take four days to complete, with accommodation huts built along the route.

Via Sydney Morning Herald. Image: Wittylama via Wikicommons.

Published on June 09, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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