National Parks

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Sydney and its surrounding area is home to dozens of breathtaking National Parks. The diverse landscape of rainforests, rugged bush and marine reserves, can be explored on walks, by bike or canoe, within a day or over a couple. Immerse yourself in the hidden natural beauties at one of the camp sites or a picnic amongst the untouched plants and animals that inhabit the parks.We have put together a list of Sydney National Parks that we highly recommend visiting when in the area. Just remember to only leave footprints and take only memories from your experience in the parks.
1

 Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park
Luring Sydneysiders for more then a century, the Blue Mountains National Park just west of Sydney’s metropolis is a truly remarkable Australian icon. Explore the unspoilt astounding scenery, fabulous bush walks, magnificent waterfalls and spectacular gorges of this World Heritage area, or even camp at Euroka Clearing on your next holiday. 

Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath  View Map

2

 Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney Harbour National Park
The Sydney Harbour National Park is one of the most stunning and environmentally diverse attractions in the world. Comprising parts of Sydney harbour, its foreshores and various islands, the park can be enjoyed in the swimming spots, bush walking tracks and picnic areas. 

 

Sydney Harbour, Sydney  View Map

3

 Royal National Park

Royal National Park
The Royal National Park in Sydney is a wonderland of diverse things to see and do. Perfect for bush walking, fishing, cycling, surfing, canoeing, picnics, whale watching and camping, this diverse park offers everything from beaches to rainforest. 

 

2 Macquarie Street, Sydney Ph: 02 9250-7111  View Map

4

 Botany Bay National Park

Botany Bay National Park
Botany Bay National Park conserves an amazing array of native plants and birds and boasts magnificent coastline views, bush walks, beaches, picnic areas and historic buildings, forts and monuments. Visit the park when your next in Sydney. 

 

Botany Bay, Sydney  View Map

5

 Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Thirlmere Lakes National Park
Escape the bustling Sydney city to the beautiful and relaxing Thirlmere Lake National Park. Pack a picnic or make use of the barbecues, while enjoying the peaceful serenity the park creates. Boasting five freshwater lakes, many native Australian plants and an amazing 140 bird species, the park will keep you entertained and venturing for hours. 

Thirlmere Lakes, Sydney  View Map

6

 Cattai National Park

Cattai National Park
Looking to experience the best of the great outdoors? Cattai Nation Park, just outside Sydney, is situated on the Hawkesbury River, a fantastic place for a family daytrip or a weekend getaway. There is a camp ground, picnic and BBQ areas, walking and cycling trails, canoeing entrances into the river and fishing is permitted. 

Cattai, Sydney  View Map

7

 Wollemi National Park

Wollemi National Park
Visit Wollemi National Park for a beautiful and relaxing spot to enjoy and get away from the crowds. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the wilderness, explore the scenic canyons, towering cliffs, wild rivers and serene forests, camp out under the stars by the Wolgan river or relax and indugle in a picnic in the dramatic surroundings of the Colo river and one of the most picturesque gorges in New South Wales.Church Street, Mudgee  View Map
8

 Garigal National Park

Garigal National Park
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Garigal National Park. The unspoilt nature can be explored on foot along the extensive walking tracks or ride along the challenging trails, float down the Middle Harbour Creek on boat or canoe, fish along the banks of the creek or enjoy a picnic in the tranquil surroundings. 

St Ives, Sydney  View Map

9

 Lane Cove

Lane Cove National Park
Visit Lane Cove National Park on your next holiday. Explore the magnificent flora and fauna of the park in just one day or camp out at the Lane Cove River Tourist Park. Walk the bush tracks, cycle along the roads or hire a boat to row along the Lane Cove River. 

 

Plassey Road, Macquarie Park  View Map

10

 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Located in Sydney’s north, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is where winding creeks and stretches of ocean meet rainforest and eucalypt, rocky cliffs and mangroves. The perfect place to explore the unspoilt beauties of nature. 

 

 

Mount Colah, Sydney  View Map