Explore more than 60,000 ha of wilderness on the very edge of Sydney. From space you can see humanity's tendrils creeping over the landscape, lacing into the green and blue wilderness of 10 major national parks and nature reserves.
At night, from the middle of the marine park in Cowan Creek, you will see Sydney's glow lighting up the clouds. But during the day, the shore and cliffs look just the way they did when the Ku-Ring-Gai Aboriginal people first discovered these waterways thousands of years ago.
Sandstone ridges and deep gullies supports a wide diversity of plants and birds in this nature reserve.
Many of the birds, such as this Kukabarra, are so tame you have to guard your lunch.Read more
12,000ha of diverse sandstone and volcanic terrain. A little visited wilderness with a rich population of rare and unusual birds and reptiles. The park includes the largest mangrove forest on the central coast of New South Wales.Read more
In the heart of Avalon is a forest preserve with the oldest living Angophora tree.
Walking trails wind through a rugged terrain.
Step from upper class suburbia into a lovely forest.Read more
Just off the Mooney Mooney Point Park, this nature reserve is a totally protected zone for Hawkesbury wildlife.Read more