My boyfriend and I have been on a mission to go on more hikes to explore more of our surroundings – there are so many treasures in our state and we want to find them. A few weeks ago, we decided to go to West Head in Ku-Ring-Gai National Park.
For years, I have driven past this national park and hadn’t really thought twice about it. But being on a mission and all, we set our mark and began our journey. The day we went was the weekend after the massive storms that hit the east coast of Australia and it was crazy to see some of the after effects. When we had made it to West Head Beach, the water had risen all the way to the stairs and the ‘No Dogs’ sign had been uprooted and lay damaged on the rocks. Water still remained on the track too even though we had just had five days worth of warm sun. The plus side, the waterfalls were gushing with water.
Altogether, the hike took about 3.5 hours for us, mostly because we stopped to take plenty of photos (would you really call that a hike anymore?) or we got distracted by the view. At the end of our journey, as we made our way back to the car, we spent about half an hour of our time just taking photos of the ever-changing sky. It was about 5pm so the sun was setting and it was doing do in the most incredibly beautiful way.
Hiking tips for this trek:
– Don’t wear your Nike Juvenates no matter how pretty you think they are. There are lots of small rocks where your foot will just slide from side-to-side in your shoe. Wear something more solid
– There are a lot of stairs. Be warned!
– Bring some swimmers in summer for West Head Beach or Resolute Beach
– Take Resolute Trail back to your car for two reasons:
1. No bloody stairs (after you get to the top of the mountain from Resolute Beach)
2. The view from up here is amazing. Aim for sunset