It's a big international city, but Sydney still sustains tracts of harbourside native bushland, accessible in the Sydney Harbour National Park. You can walk for hours discovering amazing species of birds, animals and plants.
Or why not head to a Sydney Harbour island for a picnic or Discovery tour? You'll be amazed that such a big city supports diverse natural wonderlands including the Royal, Lane Cove and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Parks.
Sydney's national parks include:
- Barrenjoey Head Aquatic Reserve
- Bents Basin State Conservation Area
- Berowra Valley Regional Park
- Blue Mountains National Park
- Boat Harbour Aquatic Reserve
- Bronte-Coogee Aquatic Reserve
- Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve
- Cadmans Cottage Historic Site
- Cape Banks Aquatic Reserve
- Cattai National Park
- Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve
- Dharawal State Conservation Area
- Dharug National Park
- Dural Nature Reserve
- Garawarra State Conservation Area
- Garigal National Park
- Georges River National Park
- Heathcote National Park
- Kamay Botany Bay National Park
- Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
- Lane Cove National Park
- Leacock Regional Park
- Long Reef Aquatic Reserve
- Maroota Historic Site
- Marramarra National Park
- Muogamarra Nature Reserve
- Narrabeen Head Aquatic Reserve
- North (Sydney) Harbour Aquatic Reserve
- Parr State Conservation Area
- Rouse Hill Regional Park
- Royal National Park
- Scheyville National Park
- Shiprock Aquatic Reserve
- Sydney Harbour National Park
- Towra Point Aquatic Reserve
- Towra Point Nature Reserve
- Wallumatta Nature Reserve
- Windsor Downs Nature Reserve
- Wollemi National Park
- Yellomundee Regional Park
- Yengo National Park
Find out more about Sydney's national parks at the Office of Environment & Heritage website.
Foundation Projects in the Sydney Region
Quarantine Station, North Head, Manly
From October 2006 to December 2010, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife provided funds for conservation works on the Quarantine Station site at North Head, Manly, and the establishment of a Visitor's Centre and Museum for cultural heritage displays relating to the history of the Quarantine Station in Sydney Harbour National Park.
Sydney Harbour National Park North Bush Regeneration & Corporate Volunteering Program
From 2008 the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife has been providing funds to the Sydney Harbour North Area Parks & Wildlife Group to work on natural and cultural heritage projects, and to upgrade volunteer facilities in the Sydney Harbour North area, particularly Middle Head. These projects have been working to regenerate areas of highly degraded bushland in the park and to increase community awareness, involvement, support and volunteer efforts for the Sydney Harbour National Park.
Goat Island Restoration and Refurbishment
The Foundation funded works to restore and refurbish stone walls, floors, roof, footings and general presentation on Goat Island. Under the management of NPWS Area Manager Margaret Bailey, Foundation funds also enabled the assessment, cataloguing and conservation and storage of archaeological material.
Fort Denison Restoration and Revamp
Fort Denison is one of the Foundation’s major cultural heritage projects. Through sponsorship from EnergyAustralia the Foundation helped fund the restoration of the buildings, the installation of the museum and the restaurant facilities. The project preserved this icon of European history and made it accessible for the public.
Cadman's Cottage Archaeological Digs
The Foundation provided funds for the restoration of Cadman's Cottage for an archaeological dig to preserve all heritage values of this important historical site.
Greycliffe House and Gardens
Foundation funds, including a generous donation from the Westfield Foundation, helped restore and re-develop Greycliffe House and the gardens, in Nielsen Park, Vaucluse. Today it is part of the Sydney Harbour National Park.