The Coast to Lake walk has four sections and three of them are perfect for either a leisurely stroll or something more intense, all while taking baby along for the ride. Section 2 starts at The Entrance Surf Life Saving Club and runs to Toowoon Bay Surf Life Saving Club via the beach, so it's not suitable for strollers but the rest are.
Section 1 is the shortest section at only 15 minutes, beginning at Memorial Park and ending at The Entrance Surf Life Saving Club.
Section 3 will take about an hour. It runs from Toowoon Bay Surf Club to Tuggerah Lakes foreshore. The walk is all on concrete paths and goes via Bay Road, Archbold Road and The Entrance Road. There are public amenities at both ends of this walk and some interesting art along the way for you to enjoy.
Section 4 will take about 45 minutes to walk, and runs from the Long Jetty of Tuggerah Lakes foreshore up to Memorial Park. It goes past Picnic Point Reserve where the skate park is, and there are picnic shelters, barbecues and a filtered water station along the track.
This walk is quite brief at only 20 minutes, but a fun experience due to the well-preserved Aboriginal engravings that you’ll see here. The path winds through the bush following a timber path, which comes out onto a rock platform. This walk is better for jogger or all-terrain prams as some of the path has deteriorated in places, but still safe and enjoyable.
Again this is quite a short walk at only 30 minutes but it has beautifully picturesque forest scenery of Norah Head Nature Trail and amazing views out to the ocean and to the lighthouse. On this walk not only do you see what amazing landscapes the Central Coast has, but you’ll get a bit of a history lesson as well.
This walk is a little further afield in the Hunter region, but Blackbutt Reserve certainly warrants inclusion in this list because it provides not only a completely pram accessible boardwalk through the wildlife and trees, but it’s a brilliant day out for other (older) children who will enjoy a wildlife hunt through the boardwalk, seeking out and naming the animals they'll see along the way. The boardwalk is an easy trek, taking about 20-30 minutes, but it will probably take longer as it’s an educational tour with lots of information provided along the way.
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