Fantasea Annual Harbour Hike
The annual Fantasea Sydney Hike took place on Sunday – August 30, 2015 with loads of freebies, good food and fantastic Sydney weather.
During the event participants hiked along the spectacular Harbour foreshore from Kirribilli to Chowder Bay, taking in beautiful tree lined streets, hidden coves and beaches and waterside walkways that provide magnificent views back to the city and Sydney Harbour. It is an event that brings together friends and family in the spirit of fun, fresh air, education, and exploration.
The Fantasea Team at Cowder Bay
The 12km course involves majestic federation homes, beautiful bays, classic boats, bountiful bushland with gorgeous wild flowers and spectacular views of the city. On top of this, the hikers gain a greater understanding of Sydney Harbour’s unique marine environment and history.
The finish line is located at SIMS research facility, with breathtaking views over Chowder Bay, Mosman. Hikers who complete the course, together with family and friends meeting them afterwards, were treated to a host of activities for the whole family with SIMS interactive displays, kids activities, food stalls and an exclusive glimpse at the brand new SIMS Discovery Centre all on offer from 10.00am – 3.00pm.
Raising funds for one of Australia’s pre-eminent marine research facilities, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), the event also showcased some of the mysteries that lie beneath the surface of Sydney Harbour with SIMS scientists dotted along the course ready to answer any question.
All hikers took a free ferry ride back to the start line at Kirribilli on the fantasea 8 seasons!