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Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Overview

Located in the northern outskirts of Sydney, Muogamarra Nature Reserve is an extraordinary place, and it’s easy to see why. It's open around spring time for just 6 weekends a year to preserve the fragile ecosystems and Aboriginal heritage, transforming into a brilliant display of colour when spring wildflowers come into bloom. In 2016 the reserve will be open each Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 13 August to Sunday 18 September.

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The guided walks for 2016 are now sold out. The reserve is still open on these weekends if you'd like to take things at your own pace. Simply pack a picnic and a pair of binoculars and take in spectacular views on a self-guided walk. Call Kalkari Discovery Centre on (02) 9472 9300 for more information on walking track options. No bookings are required and track notes are available. 

When you visit Muogamarra, you’ll see majestic angophoras, old-man banksias, pink boronias and delicate native orchids. The reserve is also home to many native animals like the iconic echidna, and for birdwatchers there's plenty of birdlife to see. Look up to catch a glimpse of a soaring wedge-tail eagle or keep an eye ahead for a lyrebird.

Highlights in this park

  • Muogamarra Nature Reserve dotted sun orchid. Photo: Kevin Westren

    Muogamarra open season: Bird Gully walk

    This tour is sold out. Walk along Bird Gully track as it weaves and wraps around the edge of a hanging swamp in Muogamarra Nature Reserve.

  • Muogamarra Nature Reserve pinnate boronia. Photo: Kevin Westren

    Muogamarra open season: Lloyd Trig walk

    This tour is sold out. Discover the natural wonders of Muogamarra Nature Reserve, near Cowan, on this fantastic guided 3.5km walk. You'll enjoy panora...

  • Rock orchid, Tippers lookout, Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: Kevin Westren

    Muogamarra open season: Peats Bight walk

    This tour is sold out. On this challenging 10km full-day walk in Muogamarra Nature Reserve, near Cowan, you'll hear about Peats Crater's amazing geolo...

  • Kayaking at Berowra Creek, Berowra National Park. Photo: Tim Porter/OEH

    Muogamarra shoreline kayak tour

    Have a great time paddling in a double kayak on the Hawkesbury River. Along this 18km challenging full-day journey you'll get a new perspective on Muo...

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Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Muogamarra Nature Reserve is open to the public from 9am to 4.30pm for 6 weekends around August and September each year. In 2016, the reserve is open from Saturday 13 August to Sunday 18 September. The reserve is closed to the public at other times to protect sensitive natural and cultural heritage values.

  • Park entry fees:

    A Discovery activity fee applies to all people who visit the reserve during the six annual open weekends. Guided walks are included in the price. $10 adults, $5 children, $25 family (2A/3C). For more details contact the Chase Alive Discovery program.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Lookout at Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk