Retreat Walk – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Retreat Walk – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Sunday 12 March 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

From panoramic vistas to the tiniest living form, nature is a constant source of wonder and awe. It is also a continuing revelation of the divine.” Laudato Si, (85)

Take some time in this morning retreat to allow the divine presence in nature to be with you, as we walk within the Bobbin Head region of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia’s second-oldest National Park and stands on Darramurra-gal country.

The Gibberagong Track is a moderate walking track starting at Bobbin Head in the southern section of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Taking in unique saltwater wetlands, it’s ideal for wildlife-spotting and birdwatching. Following Cockle Creek, you’ll reach an easy boardwalk, where grey saltwater mangroves grow in the brackish waters. Beneath your feet, a whole watery ecosystem thrives, with plankton, crabs, and shellfish. You’re also likely to see wading birds like herons, spoonbills and ibises looking for snacks. You might even glimpse an azure kingfisher darting amongst the mangroves. The track winds through the bush, crossing the creek several times before arriving at a large waterhole.

The Walk: The walk is graded as ‘Easy’ and is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience is recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps.

When: Sunday 12th March 2023 @ 8:30am – 12:30pm

Meet: 8.30am, Bobbin Head Car Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Bring: Day pack, morning tea, snacks water, sunhat, sunscreen, wet weather gear if needed. Important: Wear good walking shoes/boots with good tread.

Price: $35 (+ Park Entry fee of $12 on the day)

Includes: This retreat experience will include guided input and contemplation, accompanying reflection material, quiet walking, time for reflection and sharing.

Retreat Facilitators:  Mark and Mary Diggins. Mark and Mary are members of JISA’s Being with God in Nature NSW Ministry team. They are Spiritual Directors and Givers of the Spiritual Exercises and Ignatian Retreat. Their life and work has been informed by the experience of Pilgrimage and walking in nature here in Australia and overseas.


Sunday 12 March 2023
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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