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.
What an awesome place to visit and enjoy a day! Experiencing a place fully laid out and bounded with fine sands was worth the day being there. Not only that it’s sandy but also close to a beach, a lovely beach where people adore and love to wade, gaze the horizon, and walk through!
There are two places of these sand dunes. One is in Stockton and in Anna Bay, both at Port Stephen in New South Wales. The former is a place for 4WDs driving and Quad bike adventures while the latter is for Sand Dunes Safaris wherein you’re given the chance to tour down the whole area including a deep pit of sand and sand boarding experience.You can drive a 4WD offshore of Anna Bay but not in the Sand Dunes Safaris because of unpredictable shallow water levels.
We arrived here around four in the afternoon and we saw the place lit with golden yellow as the sun sets at the horizon.
We were then at the sand boarding area right at the middle of the sand dunes during that time, the sand so fine that our bare feet felt how good they are, we felt we’re like children again, the sand brightly golden but we have to stop from here, the sun was setting off fast and we have to head home before darkness falls.