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Explore the new Gap Park Historic Tramway accessible pathway

Explore the new Gap Park Historic Tramway accessible pathway

    Health and wellbeing; Things to do; Youth and families; Vaucluse; Watsons Bay

Published 6 September 2021

We recently completed two upgrades in the Vaucluse area, giving you even more reasons to get moving outdoors in our local area.

Work up a sweat at the new fitness station at Christison Park, or go for a slow stroll along the new Gap Park Historic Tramway accessible pathway.

New dynamic fitness equipment and soft fall surface

New fitness station at Christison Park, Vaucluse

We’ve upgraded the fitness station in the north-east corner of Christison Park, near the coastal cliff walk.

You can now enjoy new dynamic exercise equipment, rubber surfacing, a new drinking fountain with dog bowl as well as new asphalt pathway between Old South Head Road and the Coastal Walkway. The design of the fitness station, including the selection of equipment, was chosen in response to community feedback.

Bring a netball or basketball with you and give the new multi-purpose courts a whirl too.

Father and daughter walking along pathway, surrounded by trees

New pathway along Gap Park Historic Tramway

As part of our Gap Park Masterplan, we’ve completed a new accessible pathway along the historic tramway route through Gap Park, connecting Military Road and Old South Head Road.

Take a stroll along the new pathway and discover bushland rock escarpment and an exotic rain forest gully – a very different experience to the exposed Coastal Walk path that hugs the cliff tops above.

The new pathway is two metres wide, making it pram friendly and a great route for families, or anyone needing a bit of extra space. A raised timber boardwalk has been constructed in one short section to protect prominent fig tree roots.

There’s new seating along the route so you can rest and take in the magnificent views of the Harbour Bridge and the tranquil surrounds of Gap Park.

Interpretative signage will also be installed to provide visitors with more information about the natural environment and Aboriginal heritage.

This project was supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Community Development Grants Programme.

Three children sitting on a park bench enjoying a habour view

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