Clifton Gardens

I have to tell you about my Clifton Gardens story. It was a Saturday and I gathered up the guys for a picnic and play at Clifton Gardens. I’d been there before but for them it was a new park to explore.

So we arrived and found ourselves a spot under a tree. Sharing our shade was a woman who had been kayaking. We got talking and discovered she’d been my nephew’s teacher for the past seven years (she is a Steiner teacher and they stay with the same class through primary school), plus she knew our great friends who we hadn’t seen in a long time. I couldn’t help it; I took a photo that I promptly sent out to our mutual connections. It resulted in lunch at our friend’s house with their other guests – all great women – one being Kate Clere who has been profiled this month. Don’t you love that stuff??

As for Clifton Gardens, well I guess the first thing I would say about this beautiful park is that anything is possible here.

Next is that it is set against the beautiful backdrop of Sydney harbour and you can take a dip in the bay. The playground is good for 4 years and up and there is a lot of sand pit opportunity for smaller. Great picnic areas, a café with good coffee (but a cranky owner), there’s loads of run around space, clean toilets, and a Liberty Swing. Parking is a bit expensive ($7 for two hours) but worth at least one visit.

To get there simply head toward Taronga zoo and you’ll see the signs to turn off. More on Clifton Gardens.

Author: Sharon Quill

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