Alerts for Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area: closed areas, fire bans
Updated: 23/11/2014 12:01 AM
“I never get tired of jogging here in the mornings. Sometimes I even bring the kids and we look for lyrebirds and wallabies on the slopes of Mount Keira.”
Circling Mount Keira in an engaging loop, the ring track is a terrific setting for a casual hike or an energetic run. Expect to encounter a lush parade of forests and terrain, from cool sub-tropical bush to lofty red cedars and rocky outcrops. Catbirds call in the rainforest as you trace the old route of an early colonial road.
You’ll find the track-head by following the trail from the car park to the Girl Guide Camp entrance road. Cross the road, rejoining the trail on the other side. The ring track is just a short distance away.
If you want to make a day of it, pack a picnic. Byarong Park picnic area is a terrific spot to settle down for a relaxing barbecue or an afternoon ball game.