Parks & Reserves
Getting back in touch with nature is the ideal antidote to hard-faced, hectic city living. It's free and you don't need a prescription to get a little peace and quiet, clear the head, wake the senses, smell the eucalypts and listen to the birds. All of which you get in spades around here, in fact your literally surrounded by it.
The serenely green rainforest of Bass Point Reserve, the native bushland that comes down to the best surf beaches on the coast at Killalea State Park or the family friendly Blackbutt Forest Reserve which has the last remaining original plains forest in the region. If you like a little awesome with your nature then a few clicks inland from here and you're in Macquarie Pass National Park, where you'll find the majestic Illawarra Escarpment.
When it comes to nature, getting a little whoa-look-at-that with your feeling so chilled out is just another of the free perks of being here.