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Lake Parramatta: the beautiful trail called a ‘hidden oasis’

REVEALED: The beautiful trail just outside a major Australian city called a ‘hidden oasis’ by those lucky enough to live nearby

  • An avid bushwalker has revealed her favorite walking route near Sydney city
  • The young woman posted a photo of Lake Parramatta Reserve in Parramatta
  • It is located 30 km from the CBD and in the footsteps of the second business district


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A young woman has revealed her new favorite walk - and it's a 'hidden oasis' just outside a bustling business district

A young woman has revealed her new favorite walk – and it’s a ‘hidden oasis’ just outside a bustling business district

A young woman has revealed her new favorite walk – and it’s a ‘hidden oasis’ just outside a bustling business district.

Lake Parramatta, 19 miles from Sydney’s CBD, has a combined 22 miles of footpaths winding through bushland and along the man-made lake.

The most popular track is the 4.2km loop that was recently “discovered” by the woman who quickly posted photos of the serene spot on Facebook.

‘I had no idea this beauty was here! Best to do during the week as weekends are very busy,” she wrote.

And it looks like she’s one of the 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 footpaths weaving through bushland and along the man-made lake

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

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

The most popular track is the 4.2km loop, it was 'discovered' by the young woman who quickly posted her find on Facebook

The most popular track is the 4.2km loop, it was 'discovered' by the young woman who quickly posted her find on Facebook

The most popular track is the 4.2km loop, it was ‘discovered’ by the young woman who quickly posted her find on Facebook

The scenic trail takes about 2 hours to walk and is just over 4 km long

The scenic trail takes about 2 hours to walk and is just over 4 km long

The scenic trail takes about 2 hours to walk and is just over 4 km long

“I always take my dog ​​here, she loves it,” said one woman.

“Love this walk and it’s so close to home,” added another, saying it takes about two hours to complete.

The Lake Parramatta Reserve is open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm in the summer months and has swimming areas, BBQ facilities and ample parking.

There are 22 kilometers of trails in the reserve - the shortest trail is 1500 meters

There are 22 kilometers of trails in the reserve - the shortest trail is 1500 meters

There are 22 kilometers of trails in the reserve – the shortest trail is 1500 meters

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

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

Lake Parramatta Dam was created in 1856 and is a prominent part of the reserve.

The arc-shaped design has remained strong since it was built, despite the dam not serving the local community since 1909.

Families visiting the reserve can enjoy a 1,500-foot trail if the main loop trail is too strenuous.

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