New year - try a bushwalk

Published on 11 January 2019


School holidays present the perfect time to go and explore the great outdoors.

And during January, The Hills Shire Council is encouraging residents to put on their hiking boots or joggers and tackle the Heritage Trail Bushwalk in Baulkham Hills.

It’s one of 12 bushwalks Council will be promoting in 2019. 

“We want our residents to live to their fullest and bushwalking is one way this Council is encouraging residents to be more active, enjoy the great outdoors and discover The Hills’ hidden gems,” Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said.

“Taking time out in nature has both physical and mental benefits, including better concentration, happier moods and better overall health outcomes.

“We are very lucky to live in a Shire that includes beautiful natural landscapes, bushlands and riverfronts, and I encourage residents and visitors to the area to make the most of these wonderful assets,” Mayor Byrne said.

During the Heritage Trail Walk, bushwalkers can discover:

  • Places where colonial settlers established farms;
  • Local wildlife and flora, including the endangered Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest; and  
  • Beautiful waterways like Toongabbie Creek.

Heritage Trail Bushwalk is 6.4 kilometres in length and should take approximately two to three hours to complete.

To find out more, visit The Hills Shire Council website at and search ‘Bushwalks in The Hills’.