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Lake Parramatta: The stunning trail dubbed a ‘hidden oasis’

Stunning trail just outside of a major Aussie city is dubbed a ‘hidden oasis’ by those lucky enough to live nearby

  • An avid bushwalker has revealed her favourite walking track near Sydney city
  • The young woman posted pictured of Lake Parramatta Reserve in Parramatta
  • It is 30km from the CBD and on the footsteps of the second business precinct 


A young woman has revealed her new favourite hike – and it is a ‘hidden oasis’ just outside a bustling business district 

A young woman has revealed her new favourite hike – and it is a ‘hidden oasis’ just outside a bustling business district.

Lake Parramatta, 30km from the Sydney CBD, has a combined 22km of walking tracks weaving through bushland and alongside the man-made lake.

The most popular track is the 4.2km loop which was recently ‘discovered’ by the woman who was quick to post photos of the serene spot on Facebook. 

‘I had no clue this beauty was here! Best to do during the week as it’s very busy on weekends,’ she wrote.

And it appears she’s one of many who flock to the spot for a much needed escape from reality. 

Lake Parramatta, 30km from the Sydney CBD, has a combined 22km of walking tracks weaving through bushland and alongside the man-made lake

Lake Parramatta, 30km from the Sydney CBD, has a combined 22km of walking tracks weaving through bushland and alongside the man-made lake 

The most popular track is the 4.2km loop, this is the one 'discovered' by the young woman who was quick to post her find on Facebook

The most popular track is the 4.2km loop, this is the one ‘discovered’ by the young woman who was quick to post her find on Facebook

The scenic track takes around 2hours to walk and is just over 4km long

The scenic track takes around 2hours to walk and is just over 4km long

‘I take my dog here all the time, she loves it,’ one woman said. 

‘I love this walk and it is so close to home,’ added another, who said it takes about two hours to complete.

The Lake Parramatta reserve is open from 6.30am until 7.30pm in summer months and has swimming areas, bbq facilities and plenty of parking.

There are 22kilometres worth of trails in the reserve - the shortest trail is 1500metres

There are 22kilometres worth of trails in the reserve – the shortest trail is 1500metres

The reserve is home to Lake Parramatta Dam which was built in the 1800s

The reserve is home to Lake Parramatta Dam which was built in the 1800s

Lake Parramatta Dam was made in 1856 and is an eye catching part of the reserve.

The arch-shaped design has held strong since it was built despite the dam not servicing the local community since 1909. 

Families visiting the reserve can enjoy a 1500metre trail if the main loop track is too strenuous.

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