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Narrabeen Lagoon Mystery Circuit

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Who killed Doris Duck? Was it a touch of 'fowl' play?!!

Add the excitement of solving a murder mystery to your outdoor adventure, with our self-guided puzzle-based walking trail around the tranquil beauty of Narrabeen Lagoon.  

This complete lagoon circuit is one of our longer trails (total 8.4km), so really suited to families that are happy to do a good 2-3hrs easy hiking. (See our new Narrabeen Lagoon Mini-Trail for something shorter!) 

It will take you on an easy, flat path around the natural wonder of this amazing lagoon, with its diverse wildlife, cultural heritage, sites of historic interest and picturesque views. This stunning ecosystem was officially named a State Park in 2014.  Your anticlockwise tour will take you via gravel tracks, boardwalks, bridges and some pedestrian roadways. Walkers, cyclists, wheelchairs and strollers share the tracks, so stay on the left and listen for bells if people want to pass!  Your journey will be a mix of sections with things to look at, items to find and clues to solve. To make things easy, there are several toilet stops, 2 playparks, 4 barbeque areas and several water taps. 

This trail is written to start/end at Berry Reserve, near shops, Community Car Park and nearby cafés for that celebratory ice-cream at the end!

The direction of travel, mystery details and clues in this trail are different from those of the Mini-Trail so you can attempt both if desired. 

Please note, the lakeside walk is mostly at water-level. Significant rainfall or flooding may make some paths muddy or impassable. A good indicator is the local Wakehurst Parkway road. If this is closed due to flooding, try another day!

Keen on cycling this trail? Bikes can be hired from Avanti cycles on Pittwater Rd, opposite the community carpark. Kayaks and pedal boats are also available on the lake towards the end of the circuit.

A word about parking……

The Berry Reserve Car Park on Pittwater Rd, allows 2-3hrs free parking. (Do check signs as subject to change) At busy times you may need to use nearby street parking.  

Let’s get PuzzleTrailing!

  • Your downloaded booklet provides all the directions needed to complete the trail and find all the clues. Miss one? Simply retrace your steps or if really stuck follow the SMS instructions in your booklet to get some hints!
  • Each clue will allow you to eliminate a suspect or weapon. Cross them off on the back page as you go, until the murderer and remaining implement are finally revealed!

Last word…….  RememberSlip, Slop, Slap”  (Google that if needed!)  ...and have lots of fun!!


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