For a quick nature getaway without leaving town, Wallumatta Nature Reserve, near Ryde, protects the largest remnant forest of the Sydney turpentine and ironbark forest. Only 10km from the Sydney CBD, ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/wallumatta-nature-reserve
Sydney North Attractions
Over the last decade or so Avalon has become the favoured "sea-change" destination for Sydney-siders looking to adopt the surfer lifestyle. As a result, the board-riding community here is large and en...www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/recreation/beaches/beach_locations/avalon_beach#Avalon%20Beach
With over 800 Aboriginal sites recorded across Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, each one is a visible reminder of the rich Aboriginal heritage of the region. Basin Aboriginal art site is one of the be...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/basin-aboriginal-art/aboriginal-site
Jenkins Hill picnic area is located close to the Lane Cove River and weir. There's a children's playground that the kids are bound to enjoy and you'll find picnic tables dotted around the area. It's a...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lane-cove-national-park/jenkins-hill-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
43km (one way) - 24 hour - Hard difficulty
Dharug National Park contains part of the 43km stretch of the convict-built Old Great North Road. Built between 1826 and 1836, it contains the oldes...
This large park occupies the beautiful bushland valley between the suburbs of Hornsby Heights, Thornleigh, Galston, Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook, reaching up to the quiet waters of Berowra Creek. Cov...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/berowra-valley-national-park
1km (return) - 0.25 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Enjoy a short brisk walk along Second Ponds Creek with your kids and dogs or just hop on your bike for an easy ride through remnant woodl...
Some national parks are about more than just the natural environment: they're about us. Scheyville is one of those parks. This gem of a park also has a rich and surprising cultural history that touche...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/scheyville-national-park
10km (one way) - 8 hour - Medium difficulty
There's no better way to experience the beauty of Marramarra than by spending the day exploring Canoelands Ridge walking track on foot. The 10km wa...
The Great North Road, surveyed in 1825 and completed in 1836, was constructed using convict labour. Up to 720 convicts - some in chains - worked on the road, which spanned 264 km, connecting Sydney to...www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nswcultureheritage/theoldgreatnorthroad.htm
1km (one way) - 0.5 hour
This gentle walk along the plateau gives a terrific taste of the famous Bundanoon Gullies. Starting at Riverview lookout and picnic area, follow the flat track as it ...
6.8km (one way) - 2 hour - Hard difficulty
The Natural Bridge track is a delightful half day walk linking the eastern and western foreshores of Bantry Bay. Keep an eye on the way for the impr...