This is the Bents Basin, a deep waterhole that forms part of a gorge on the Nepean River between Camden and Penrith in New South Wales. It has a good picnic grounds, a parking area and a function building for wedding, birthday celebration, family event and many more. Bents Basin is also a perfect place for swimming, canoeing and fishing.
We visited this place in November 2012 and we saw some people having a nice day in one of the picnic area close to the river, a man swimming and another man canoeing up the river. I had several photos taken here and right upstream which was almost covered with huge rocks. The bush surrounding it is so thick yet created a fine habitat for wild birds and animals. It’s a serene place, a place to enjoy nature and relax. Some of my friends celebrated their Christmas Eve celebration here during that year.
They say that the site caters for caravan and camping but we didn’t see any campers when we came here. All we saw was, a family event taking place at the function building.
Nurragingy Reserve is a recreational facility divided into many picnic areas and tucked into the peaceful sounds of beautiful Bushland covering over 90 hectares of recreational space ideal for bike riding, bush walking, family picnics and casual sporting games. It is located in Doonside, Blacktown, New South Wales and was opened in 1981.
The park has picnic and BBQ areas (wood supplied), children’s playgrounds, bush walking tracks, formal garden areas, planted as International Gardens, quiet shaded areas and pavilions, a waterfall, Chinese Garden (just added recently), natural bushland ideal for nature studies, toilets, wedding garden areas (bookings essential), the Nurragingy Blacksmith, and the Colebee Centre.
Here are some photos I took from this park. These photos were taken spring of 2010 the year when I started seriously taking photography as a hobby … with a passion. My camera then was a simple Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS.
Here are some photos recently taken on the present landscape of the park, the Chinese Garden now is the centrepiece. People love to visit the place and most often take photos with the Chinese Garden as the background on their photos.
They call the place as the Carss Bush Park named after William Carss who originally owned the place (1854-178).
The park is a foreshore from Kogarah’s bay just off the Carwar Avenue covering an area of 25 hectares. Carss Bush Park offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and services. These include the Carss Park Café and Grill, the Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool, sports fields, bushland, playground areas, picnic and BBQ facilities, an intertidal swimming area, a Life Savers building, internal car parks, a stage area and other amenities and infrastructure.
We were here yesterday, and I enjoyed taking photos of the bushland and its wildlife. There were many people that day, all of the shaded picnic areas were occupied and some just laid down some picnic blankets on the grass to place their foods, etc. One big event, a birthday celebration was celebrated under the big trees just down or off the road and parking area.
Here are some photos of the wildlife I took from here.