Browns Forest Loop Trail

If you’ve ever wondered what Sydney looked like before the city took over, then head to Browns Forest loop trail, in the North Sydney suburb of St Ives. Immerse yourself in unspoilt bushland within Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve by taking advantage of its short and easy walking track. Just 30 minutes north of the central business district, it’s ideal for birdwatching enthusiasts, nature-lovers and botanists, and is a great walk for kids.

You’ll enter a forest of majestic blue gums and magnificent blackbutts that hark back to pre-colonial times with a lush understorey of ferns. Following the clearly signposted path, the kids will enjoy the self-guided series of interpretation signs.

In the spring, the ground cover of native flowers, such as the blue flax lily and pastel flower, burst into a colourful display. Any time of year, you’ll hear the chatter of birds such as rainbow lorikeets, crimson rosellas and king parrots echoing through the bush.

Nearby events

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    Friday 26 April 2019 to Monday 29 April 2019 , North Sydney Chatswood

    Luna Park Sydney is kicking off the April school holiday fun with all your favourite rides and games! Things to do at Funfest: Join in on the fun with the Luna Park Sydney Easter Hunt! Uncover all the hidden treats around Luna Park this…

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  2. Avenue Q

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Saturday 04 May 2019 , North Sydney Chatswood

    North Shore Theatre Company (NSTC) is ready to send its loyal audience into side-splitting laughter when it brings puppet musical comedy Avenue Q. Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, the hilarious…

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  3. St Albans Folk Festival

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Hawkesbury

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