National Parks

The Hawkesbury River region is home to some of the most beautiful National Parks in New South Wales offering great bushwalks walks, biking tracks, picknicking and birdwatching opportunities.

Scheyville National Park

Scheyville National Park unites the best of the outdoors – birdwatching, easy walks, cycling and horse riding – with a diverse cultural setting. This gem of a park also has a rich and surprising cultural history.

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Wyrrabalong National Park

Discover paradise just minutes from The Entrance on the Central Coast. Go whale watching, fishing, surfing, bushwalking and birdwatching. Wyrrabalong National Park conserves the last patch of coastal rainforest on the Central Coast.

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Watagans National Park

Watagans National Park, one hour from Newcastle, offers stunning wilderness right on your doorstep whether you like long walks, hiking trails, biking, lookouts, and quiet campgrounds for longer escapes.

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Werakata National Park

Werakata National Park is great for birdwatching, home to native animals and has exceptional spring wildflowers. The riding trails and scenic picnic ground are real highlights and is a great park for walks.

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Strickland State Forest

Strickland State Forest is the ecotourism gem of the Central Coast. Entry is at the top of Mangrove Road, Somersby. For a small day-use forest (5 square kilometres), Strickland contains an impressive diversity of flora and fauna.

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Blue Mountains National Park

Explore World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Discover iconic lookouts and waterfalls, historic walking tracks, mountain biking, Aboriginal culture, adventure sports, and camping – right on Sydney’s doorstep.

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Wollemi National Park

World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park offers a dramatic setting for scenic walks, drives, wildlife spotting, canoeing and camping. Nothing but stunning views and natuaral beauty 2 hrs north of Sydney.

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Yengo National Park

Yengo National Park is a rugged landscape of steep gorges and rocky ridges, just waiting to be explored by 4WD, car, mountain bike or foot. The Park also has unique Aboriginal cultural heritage, and less than two hours drive from Sydney or Newcastle.

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Popran National Park

Popran National Park lines 4km of Hawkesbury river foreshore, you can paddle through the mangroves, enjoy a spot of fishing and smell the coastal banksia. The park is also steeped in Aboriginal heritage & history.

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Bouddi National Park

Bouddi National Park is located on the Central Coast near Gosford, north of Sydney, the beautiful Bouddi National Park offers spectacular diverse landscapes – from beaches and steep cliffs through to rainforest and heathland.

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Cattai National Park

Cattai National Park is a fantastic place for a family daytrip or a weekend getaway. There are two parts to the park: the popular Cattai Farm area, flanked by the mighty Hawkesbury River, and the quieter Mitchell Park area.

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Dharug National Park

Dharug National Park covers rugged bushland just north of the Hawkesbury river, with dramatic sandstone cliffs and a variety of natural habitats. It’s the perfect place to escape to on a daytrip or a weekend getaway.

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