Sydney Region

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A beautiful view of Sydney. Photo: Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.

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:

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.

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