The Towra Point Nature Reserve and the Towra Point Aquatic Reserve is a fragile and essential ecosystem consisting of mangroves, saltmarshes and mudflats that supports many threatened and migratory bird species.
In Sydney it sometimes seems that there is a park around every corner. In many parts of the city’s suburbs there is greenery everywhere – trees line the streets, and most backyards have a garden or a few trees.
The parks and reserves below are significant for historical, cultural, or biological reasons. They all have something unique for the visitor.
North Head is a great whale watching location, but also has a lot more to enjoy, making it worthy of a half-day to a day trip. There are picnic areas and walking trails, including the hanging swamp – a wetland area on the head that is a very interesting and enjoyable walk especially after rain. […]
Set on 123 hectares in the Northern Suburbs, the gardens offer a range of bushwalks, as well as picnic areas. 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives, NSW 2075 Phone: 9424 0353 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/Services_facilities/Facilities_and_venues/Gardens_nurseries/Ku-ring-gai_Wildflower_Garden
Located on Pittwater Road at Dee Why on the Northern Beaches, this reserve is dedicated to native plants, and has several microclimates particular to the region, such as the rainforest gully and sandstone heath. The gardens are a nice place for walks, picnics, and can be booked for weddings. Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden 8 […]
The gardens are south west of Sydney, and have an extensive collection of Australian native plants, set in 416 hectares of hills and lakes. The gardens have picnic areas and BBQs, a restaurant and gift shop. How to get there: The easiest way to get there is by car. From the city head down the […]
The Royal Botanic Garden of Sydney, and the surrounding Domain occupies a vast area adjacent to the centre of Sydney, the Opera House and the Harbour. The Royal Botanic Gardens is a large collection of plants that focusses on plants from Australia and the South Pacific. The gardens host a number of tours and events […]
Balls Head Reserve is a patch of natural bushland close to Waverton on the lower North Shore, with walking tracks and picnic areas with incredible views of the Harbour Bridge and the city. It is one of those places so close to everything, yet you can feel like you’re a world away from it all. […]
Centennial Park is one of Sydney’s most popular outdoor getaways as it is close to the city and offers a diverse range of activities including cycling, jog•ging, tennis, golf, horse riding lessons, rollerblading, bird watching, picnicking, or you can just relax around a BBQ or lie under a tree next to many of the park’s […]
This is the place where Lieutenant (later Captain) Cook landed in 1770, at the point now known as Inscription Point in Botany Bay. He and his crew spent eight days here, and his time here would eventually lead to the First Fleet and the establishment of the colony. It is part of Kamay Botany Bay […]
On Grotto Point there are a number of Aboriginal engravings depicting fish, kangaroos and other wildlife. The engravings show some of the rich Aboriginal history in this region. The engravings can been seen as part of the Manly to the Spit Walk, as part of a visit to Dobroyd Head, or as a short trip […]