Jump on your mountain bike for a long ride on 10B cycling trail in Dharawal National Park. At 15km long, the trail starts near the Appin Road entrance and follows an unsealed road through open forest and woodlands along a sandstone ridge. A great bike ride for small groups and families with older children. The last three kilometres present more of a challenge. The trail descends into Stokes Creek Gorge, leading to a good slog back up to the park’s northern entrance at Victoria Road, Wedderburn.

So pack a picnic and bring your binoculars because at the creek crossing, there’s a broad rock platform where you can stop for a break. Birds, including the raucous yellow-tailed black cockatoo also inhabit the area.

You can even take a virtual tour of 10B cycling trail captured with Google Street View Trekker.