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Parr State Conservation Area

Overview

Parr State Conservation Area, in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales, is a great place for camping, hiking, cycling, guided tours, and 4WD training and touring.

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Whether you’re a multi-day hiker, keen mountain biker or 4WD fanatic - or aspiring to be one - Parr State Conservation Area is a great place to visit and explore the wilder side of Hawkesbury sandstone country. Womerah Range trail allows you to traverse the area between McDonald Valley and Putty Road and, along the way, enjoy scenic views back across the valley and adjoining Yengo National Park.

Heartbreak Hill campground offers a remote camping location set within a peaceful setting of bracken fern and tall eucalypts. Lyrebirds, kookaburras and goannas are commonly seen (and heard) around the site.

For those who’d rather not go it alone, join one of our guided Discovery walks, talks or tours held throughout the park. Getabout Adventures also offers informative, fun and educational 4WD tours and training on location in Parr.

Highlights in this park

  • Womerah Range trail, Parr State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Womerah Range trail

    Womerah Range trail is a challenging hiking, mountain biking and 4WD route with scenic views through the dramatic sandstone landscape of Parr State Co...

  • Heartbreak campground, Parr State Conservation Area. Photo: Susie Davis/NSW Government

    Heartbreak Hill campground

    For a remote camping experience, Heartbreak Hill campground is situated deep within Parr State Conservation Area and can be reached by walking, cyclin...

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 The Coast track, Royal National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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
  • Parr State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Central Coast
      (02) 4320 4200
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, hours vary.
    • Suites 36-38, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4320 4299
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View from Womerah, Parr State Conservation Area. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government