1. Paddington Reservoir Gardens
The Paddington Reservoir is a heritage-listed public park located in the inner Sydney suburb of Paddington. Designed by Edward Bell in the mid 1800s, it operated as a water reservoir which accepted water from the Botany Swamps pumping station for supply to parts of Sydney between 1866 and 1899.
Click here to find out more: https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/parks/paddington-reservoir-gardens
2. Burnum Burnum Sanctuary
Located in Woronora in Sydney’s South, Burnum Burnum Sanctuary is the ideal spot for picnics, with playground, walkways of varying degrees of difficulty, look-out points, sandy beaches, boat ramp and resting places. The reserve contains a playground, bike track, BBQs and picnic shelter, parking, as well as a double boat ramp fronting the Woronora River.
Click here to find out more: http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Outdoors/Parks-and-Playgrounds/Parks/Burnum-Burnum-Sanctuary-Woronora
3. Great River Walk
The Great River Walk offers stunning scenery along the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Take your bike, pack a picnic or put on your walking shoes and visit the Great River Walk as it passes through Penrith at the foot of the Blue Mountains.
Click here to find out more: https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/facilities-recreation/outdoor-recreation/great-river-walk
4. Darook Park
Darook Park has a sandy bay beach and is great for families seeking a sheltered swim away from ocean waves. Darook Park has a pretty backdrop of bush and a wide view of Gunnamatta Bay and is one of the most popular parks for weddings ceremonies and wedding photography.
Click here to find out more: http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Outdoors/Parks-and-Playgrounds/Parks/Darook-Park
5. Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden
Wendy Whiteley is the wife of renowned Australian artist, the late Brett Whiteley and this is her small, romantic oasis, open to