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5 Great Dog Walks

Time for walkies!

One of life’s greatest pleasures is walking Fido or Fifi in our wonderful Illawarra, writes Bark Busters Illawarra dog trainer Philip Comans. Blessed with spectacular beaches and stunning coastline vista we are spoilt for choice. Here’s his personal ‘Five of the Best’.

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1 Sea Cliff Bridge

Take a walk from Coalcliff to Clifton across this iconic man made structure for some of the best views anywhere in the World. Keep going to Scarborough Pub where the Beer Garden offers dogs and humans refreshing beverages and ocean views.

  • Total distance Coalcliff – Scarborough 3km each way.
  • 2. Sandon Point, Bulli

    Combining a Leash Free Dog Beach with a paved walking track this sun-filled walk takes you from Hamilton Rd, Bulli south across a lagoon then either along the sand of McCauleys Beach or the path past Sandon Point’s millionaire’s row. Hard to decide whether to gaze at the views or the houses!

    • 1.5km each way.
    • 3. Warrawong to Berkeley

      starting at King St & Northcliffe Drive Warrawong follow the cycleway past the Illawarra Yacht Club and towards Berkeley hugging the northern shore of Lake Illawarra. Continue as far as Hooka Point if you like.

      • 6km each way.
      • 4. Puckey’s Estate south to Wollongong Harbour

        Starting at Elliots Road, Fairy Meadow near the surf club, walk south along the beach (some is off leash) towards Wollongong. You’ll eventually reach Stuart Park (where you may see skydivers landing) and lots of café’s and restaurants, some with outdoor seating for us to enjoy with our dogs.

        • 2.4km each way.
        • 5. Coledale Beach to Thirroul Beach

          Winding past several lovely beaches and past lots of interesting homes this easy walk is perfect for our pooches. Cafes are spread along the route, and most are very pet friendly. Start with a coffee at Big Star Café in Coledale and finish up in Thirroul with a coffee or Puppycino at Honest Dons.

          • 4km each way.