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Contemplative Walk – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW

”From panoramic vistas to the tiniest living form, nature is a constant source of wonder and awe. It is also a continuing revelation of the divine.” Laudato Si, (85)

Take some time to allow the divine presence in nature to be with you, as we walk in nature within the Bobbin Head region of the Kuringai Chase National Park. The morning will include, a guided input and contemplation, quiet walking, with time for reflection and sharing.

Sydney’s heritage-listed Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is Australia’s second-oldest national park and stands on Guringai country. Located in Sydney's north, the National Park combines important history with scenic beauty and enables you to feel at one with nature without leaving the Sydney metropolitan area.

The Gibberagong Track is a moderate walking track starting at Bobbin Head in the southern section of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Taking in unique saltwater wetlands, it’s ideal for wildlife-spotting and birdwatching. Following Cockle Creek, you’ll reach an easy boardwalk, where grey saltwater mangroves grow in the brackish waters. Beneath your feet, a whole watery ecosystem thrives, with plankton, crabs and shellfish. You’re more likely to see wading birds like herons, spoonbills and ibises looking for snacks. You might even glimpse an azure kingfisher darting amongst the mangroves. The track winds through the bush, crossing the creek several times before arriving at a large waterhole.

The Walk: Graded as ‘Easy’ and is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience is recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps.

When: Sunday 23 October 2022

Time:  8:30am – 12:30pm

Meet: 8.30am, Bobbin Head Car Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Bring: Day pack, lunch, snacks water, sunhat, sunscreen, wet weather gear, covid-19 vaccination certificate, $12 park entry fee

Wear good walking shoes/boots with good tread.

Cost: $30 plus Park Entry fee of $12 

Cost Information: All are welcome, don’t let cost prevent you from participating, please call 1300 EXAMEN (1300-392-636). You are also invited to contribute financially towards the ongoing work of our not-for-profit ministry, at the checkout when booking. We are grateful for your generosity, which enables us to continue sharing the transformative experiences of Ignatian spirituality.

Guides: Mark and Mary Diggins – JISA Being with God in Nature Team NSW

Health Information: JISA has a duty of care to all others attending our programs and visiting our sites. We welcome those who are in good health who have received all COVID-19 vaccinations. We must sight your Australian government issued COVID-19 vaccination certificate on arrival.

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