Get the kids on one of these beautiful bushwalks, suitable for even the littlest adventurers.
As many of us reflect on our childhood, the family moments we remember are often those in the outdoors – that camping trip where the tent blew away, a special picnic spot we went to every year, or a bushwalk where we were caught out in the rain.
For me, bushwalks seemed to have been one of the main times we came together as a family, where the distractions of the outside world disappeared, and we were all just together with a simple objective. My brother and I would play and run happily along the tracks, imagining we were on trailbikes, my elder sisters chatting as they went, and Mum and Dad endeavouring to point out what wildlife we hadn’t scared away.
Walking remains the cheapest and easiest form of exercise, and yet bushwalking has declined in the past few decades as fewer families delve into the outdoors.
As a general rule, family walks should be spectacular, on well- defined tracks and achievable. Each of the following iconic walks are suitable for families with active kids who don’t mind walking for a while, or parents who don’t mind snuggling bub into a child carrier backpack and setting off.