Apr 12, 2011

Barbie at Bobbin Head park

Parks have the most 'value for money' where entertainment is concerned. You can be out, yet eat-in (read: pack home-cooked food or do a barbie), spend the whole day there, with free fresh air, great views and sun (some luck required for the last part).

To head to Bobbin Head, we followed the Bobbin Head road to the end, where we found the entrance to Ku-ringai National Park. There is an entry fee of $11 per car, but this is still a good deal given the many facilities and the sheer beauty of the place. Our friends, who are regulars, have the annual pass, which for $65 allows entry to all NSW national parks, excluding Kosciuszko National Park.

Central to Bobbin head is the river. A marina, housing picturesque white boats, lie to the other side of this bridge. There are also paddle boats (and I think kayaks) you can rent to explore the river. Many people just bring their own - there is a launch area at the edge of the park.

Bobbin Head river

Hubs and the kids kicked around a ball on this field for a while, then Hubby and his friend proceeded to do, 'what men do'(ie barbie the meats) while my friend and I kept an eye on the kids with a glass of Katemba (South African for coke and wine) in hand.

The best thing about Bobbin Head for us is that it is great family fun in the North Sydney area. The kids were happily occupied in this gated playground...
Bobbin Head playground

and after we were done with lunch, we did an easy, kid-friendly walk, which took us over the river and through a mangrove. We also fed fishes and ducks, always a thrill for the kids (and adults too!)

Bobbin Head river

Bobbin Head boardwalk viewing area

At the end of the boardwalk, there is a trail. You can actually continue walking for hours and come out at other points, but we just climbed to the top for a view of the area before turning back.

Bobbin Head walk

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