Platypus & Darling Mills Circuit
Starting from the car park at the end of Excelsior Avenue, Castle Hill, this circuit walk takes you on a journey in the Bidjigal Reserve via Platypus and Burraga tracks. This walk heads through an urban and natural area and is a gem for families. You'll be able to view the Darling Mills Cascades via a side trip as well. The word 'Burraga' means 'bandicoot' in the Dharug language. Remember to look for eastern water dragons, koalas, and echidnas. BBQs, a picnic area and toilets are present, and dogs are allowed on lead. The Platypus Track might get crowded, but once you get to the southeastern parts, you will truly be one with nature. Watch out for exposed tree roots. Some clambering and rock hopping across creeks might be needed. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.