Randwick City is a haven for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in nature’s beauty and engage in a bit of recreation too. From coastal walks and outdoor gyms to charming playgrounds, there are lots of ways you can spring into the outdoors! Here’s a roundup of some of the best outdoor activities on offer.
SHAKE UP YOUR WORKOUT
For fitness enthusiasts looking to shake up their workout routine – why not try an outdoor gym? There are so many spaces to exercise in Randwick City but the new outdoor gyms at Snape Park and Barwon Park are the perfect places to get your sweat on.
Snape Park Outdoor Gym in Maroubra is nestled in a lush green setting and offers a wide range of exercise equipment suitable for all fitness levels. Whether you prefer strength training or cardio workouts, the gym has all kinds of options to keep you interested, helping you to stay active and healthy.
As an added benefit for elderly gym goers, a track with distance markings has been incorporated into the park’s design, so you can test how far you can walk in six minutes and use the track regularly to increase your walking distance.
Barwon Park Outdoor Gym boasts state-of-the-art exercise equipment placed under a shaded sail to keep you cool and protected. Working out here is an excellent way to combine the benefits of physical activity with the tranquillity of nature. The gym caters to various exercise preferences, making it an inclusive place to work out – no matter your age or ability.
Exercising in the fresh air, against the backdrop of the natural surroundings is a great experience for your body and your mind that you can’t replicate in an indoor setting. You can also keep your workout routine fresh by mixing up the outdoor gyms you visit – say farewell to boring, repetitive workouts forever!
If this isn’t enough, we have outdoor gyms at Kensington Park, Chifley Sports Reserve, Maroubra Beach, Coogee Beach, Frenchmans Bay and Clovelly Beach. Plus we’re building more this year at Little Bay and Matraville.
GET YOUR STEPS UP AND DIVE IN!
What better way to emerge from the cold of winter than to journey along the picturesque Coastal Walkway from Coogee to Clovelly, one of the crown jewels of Randwick City? This spectacular path, extending along the coastline, offers breathtaking views of the ocean and rugged cliffs.
If you’re brave enough to enter the water early in the swimming season, the turquoise waters of Gordon’s Bay are perfect for snorkelling and scubadiving. So don’t forget to bring your gear and explore the abundant marine life thriving in the bay’s underwater sanctuary.
The Gordon’s Bay Underwater Nature Trail is a self-guided scuba diving or snorkelling adventure. It usually takes about 40 minutes to dive the 600m trail and on a clear day it’s possible to snorkel the underwater trail along the water’s surface. Concrete filled drums about 20m apart linked by a chain form the trail with information displayed on underwater steel plaques.
RIDING ON A HIGH
Cycling enthusiasts will find joy in exploring the cycling routes that stretch and wind through Randwick City. Ditch your car and take the opportunity to get your heart rate up as you feel the refreshing breeze on your face as you make your journey riding from A to B. You can find dedicated cycleway maps on Council’s website.
Want to work on your kick-flip? You can take your skateboards, scooters and bikes down to Chifley Skate Park or Maroubra Skate Park. Located right next to Maroubra Beach at Arthur Byrne Reserve, come show off your skills as the epic sound of Maroubra’s crashing waves cheers you on. Featuring a bowl, half pipes, rails and ramps, the park’s design offers something for every kind of skater – give it a go!
ENTERTAIN THE KIDS
A family-friendly outing is never complete without a visit to a playground. Check out the newly opened Fitzpatrick Park Playground in Kensington for some imaginative play. This play space features a range of play equipment, including swings, slides, and climbing structures, ensuring hours of laughter and excitement for children of all ages.
Why not make it a play date? Invite other parents and their children along and while the little ones play, parents can connect with each other and relax on the newly installed tables, benches and sandstone seating.
Another great option is Chifley Reserve Inclusive Playground. Located within Chifley Reserve, this playground is designed to provide an inclusive and welcoming space for children of diverse needs and abilities to play together. This one-of-a-kind playground was created with input from people with a disability and their parents and carers and features adjacent accessible parking and toilet facilities.
THE PAWFECT SPOTS FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG
Let’s not leave out the pets! Our dogs deserve the joys of outdoor exercise as much as we do. Randwick City is home to a number of off-leash dog parks, where your furry friends can roam free and frolic with their buddies. Interacting with fellow four-legged friends can improve their social skills and overall behaviour.
Plus, with all the running, fetching, and playful antics, they’ll get a great workout, improving their physical health and wellbeing too. Looking for a treat for you and your dog? Take a trip to Trenerry Reserve in Coogee, where you can gaze out on the stunning view of the ocean while you give your dog some time to play.
The park is the perfect place to meet other dogs and their owners, play fetch and stretch your legs. With ample space to run, jump, and explore, your furry friends will have a ball. You can also have some tail-wagging fun at Coral Sea Park in Maroubra, Woomera Reserve in Little Bay and Pioneers Park in Malabar.
MARVEL AT MOTHER NATURE’S CREATIONS
Right in the heart of Randwick City, the Randwick Environment Park is a serene escape just waiting to be explored by nature lovers. This lush and leafy park offers a retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle, with winding walking trails for you to meander, native bushland and a plethora of flora and fauna for you to feast your eyes on. The park is especially great for birdwatchers, as it attracts a variety of bird species throughout the year.
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From coastal walks and outdoor gyms to charming playgrounds, there are lots of ways you can spring into the outdoors! Here’s a roundup of some of the best outdoor activities on offer.
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Venture further east to the Malabar Headland National Park. The park offers various walking trails that lead to lookout points, so pack some water and snacks and make a morning of it. Check the NPWS website before visiting as the Boora Point Walking Track is subject to regular closures when the Malabar Headland Rife Range is in use.