February 2020 - Alum Cliffs and Boronia Beach

We had a gorgeous day for our first walk this year.  It was a beautiful sunny day, 23 degrees - Goldilocks would have been pleased.  

Lyn organised the crew (Lyn, Kat, Philip, Angie, Di and Robert) to meet at the end of Taronga Road, Taroona, which is just south of the Shot Tower.  [There is not a great deal of parking available here, so a larger group would be better off going to the signposted carpark at the corner of Sedgebrook Rd and Wootten Drive].

The Alum Cliffs track is peaceful and picturesque, a narrow trail running through dry coastal bushland.  

There are occasional lookout opportunities over the cliffs to watch people fishing and diving in the rocks below, and see boats cruising up the river.


Heading down to the beach
At the bottom we veered left to take the beachside leg of the loop here, passing alongside the "dog beach", and we were soon onto Kingston Beach proper.

Kingston Beach
The beachfront has recently been improved, with wide paths, bikeparking and sculptures, and is very popular.

The lost property tree!
We walked on the footpath beyond the end of the beach and found the track off to the left.  This trail to Boronia Beach follows the cliffline and fits just outside of a residential area.  Soon we were at the beach, and perched ourselves on some rocks to have our picnic lunches.

Coming back through Kingston Beach we took the opportunity to enjoy some nice coffee and cake, and soak up some more beachside ambience.  

We continued our merry way, taking the high side of the beachside loop this time.  A slight glitch meant Lyn had to double back to Kingston Beach to find her phone - thankfully it was found by a nice person and handed to the Surf Lifesavers, so all was well in the end.

Overall it was about 10km of walking, and a very pleasant day, thanks Lyn!