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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Urmenyhazi

Berowra's secret swimming hole - video

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

After many years living in Berowra, I've finally found another local, hidden gem.

Located in the Berowra Valley National Park, on the northern outskirts of Sydney, is a landscape of spectacular deep valleys waiting to be explored.

After a long hike off the beaten path or "bush bashing" (what Australians call it) I found a shaded pool, hidden from direct sunlight. Perfect on a hot summers day.

This swimming hole has sheer cliffs surrounding it. At the bottom of the cliffs are caves, some with middens or piles of shells, the remains of meals the previous dwellers here, the indigenous people.

All of the caves are without footprints, yet the ceilings of the caves are dark from campfires from long ago.

Although this location isn't on my official tour, and it's a little bit off the beaten trails, I'd be happy to take you here if you're after a unique, "immersive experience" walking tour in Sydney.

For more information on walks within the Berowra Valley, please visit the Berowra Valley National Park website.


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