16 July 2012

postcards from Sydney Harbour National Park Middle Head

Greetings all,
While i was at Blogopolis in Sydney, my husband took our children to Middle Head, because he's awesome & knows our children are at their best running free, making adventure & exploring - with a touch of danger.  Middle Head was a gunning placement from 1806 to the 1960s, what a place to work, i mean defend the harbour!!  
The walking tracks have amazing vantage points over the harbour & the network of underground tunnels, gun pits & cages are tonnes of fun for the children.
 It's near HMAS Penguin.  Mum would take us here after school & wait to collect my father, she'd knit or read while we'd run wild or swim at Balmoral Beach.
 There are tours some months of the year, or just go on in with your camera & picnic, the park's free (car park at the entrance is not, so we park at Penguin, benefit of being military!!)
Just watch the cliff edges, there aren't fences.  The children loved it so much, we took them again the following day, with me & the camera!!  I don't like tunnels or rocks over my head, so i'd stay up top & wait for the children to pop out into the open again.  Enjoy, love Posie


TexWisGirl said...

seems like a good place for them to wear down some energy! :)

Brenda @ 13 Acres said...

that looks like a great spot for some family fun! we are planning a Sydney Trip in the summer holidays...so this place is definitely going on my list!! And like you...no tunnels for me xx

Mum on the Run said...

Looks like a brilliant spot for 'adventuring'.
:-) xx

Jan Maree said...

Great photos and sounds like lots of fun! I used to love taking my boys places like that but at 16 now they are way too cool! Enjoy this age while you can, and I know you two will - it is too precious! xx

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

That's one of the things I love about Sydney, it has these gems of places, for history and fun and views! I miss it, but know I'll have fun showing my kids when we visit, so they can love them like I did as a kid.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I'd so love to visit Australia one day. My parents-in-law went for four months last year and LOVED it!! It's funny seeing posts about a place that is so far away but yet to similar!!

This looks like a great day out - wishing it was nearer though!!


posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Like the bigger images?? So simple, thanks for being pusher readers, love Posie

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This is my backyard and i've never been.

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