Difficulty: Medium (has some steep inclines, and will take 2.5 hours at a relaxed pace)
The Tom Uren Trail honours the life of a man committed to working in the service of the human family. The Trail is a circuit commencing at Thornton Park near Balmain East Ferry and circles through multiple off leash areas. Dogs are allowed on Sydney Ferries (on Operators discretion, which is normally not a problem as long as you are not travelling during the peak hour).
The walk takes 2 hours and invites you to discover the Balmain of Tom Uren, the place where he was born and returned to enjoy the final years of his life. Tom passed on Australia Day in 2015, and this trail continues his legacy to the local and the wider community.
His was a full life. He worked hard and earnestly, loved large, and learnt from observation and discussion wherever he went. He practised the art of lifelong learning, always keeping an ear to the ground, combining his intuition and intelligence to work for what he believed throughout his long political life. He was a staunch civil libertarian with a strong sense of social justice.
The trail offers some stunning harbour and city views.