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“Good for those who like active sports” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Narrabeen Lakes

Narrabeen Lakes
Narrabeen, Warringah, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Narrabeen
Type: Outdoors
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Sydney, Australia
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“Good for those who like active sports”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A beautiful lake, probably a surprise for those who don't live locally. A large piece of water, very scenic and lots to do for those who enjoy kayaking or paddling, or bike riding. Good place for locals to enjoy a picnic.

Visited March 2014
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“Water and Land sport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Great place to bike ride - can go up to 14 kms or more - depending how far you would like to go. Lots of places for kayaking or stand up paddling. Lots of picnic grounds too.

Visited February 2014
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“A Magic Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

It is years since we had been to Narrabeen Lakes, so we made a point of going there over the Christmas holidays. The area had something for all of us: the surf beach at North Narrabeen, safe recreation on the lagoon with canoes for hire at Berry Reserve and stand up paddle boards at Jamieson Park, good parks to relax in and walking tracks to stroll along and a choice of several restaurants on the main road at Narrabeen itself.

However by driving along Wakehurst Parkway towards the Sydney Academy of Sport, we found a great spot for a picnic on the western side of the lagoon at Middle Creek Reserve. Warringah Council has provided toilet facilities, shelter sheds, tables and free electric barbecues in this park, set among the casuarina and paper bark trees. The Council has also started work here on a significant extension to the walking track beside the lagoon, with an estimated completion date of December 2014.

There were plenty of water birds to be seen on Middle Creek itself and as we looked around us at the tree covered ridges and the extensive lagoon it was hard to believe we were still in a suburban area. We watched local youngsters launch their windsurfer boards off the boat ramp and zip across the water. A magic spot.

Visited December 2013
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“A really beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Narrabeen! Narrabeen, most beautiful place I have ever seen. On a lovely day the scenic lake is an absolute joy! Ducks, many fish, pelicans and crowds of people enjoying water sports in canoes, on stand up boards and small fishing boats. On shore a wonderful path around the lakes edge with walkers, babies in prams, cyclists all exercising and taking the fresh air. Recreation at its best!

Visited May 2013
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We live nearby and think we are so lucky to have this Lake to fish,sail,swim and picnic at,plus a couple of good restaurants with great views and beautiful walks.There are places to hire canoes,boats,paddleboards and Narrabeen caravan park sits beside the lake and is only metres from the ocean.We are very lucky.

Visited April 2013
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