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Towra Point Nature Reserve


With an abundance of mudflat, fresh water wetlands and sea grass beds, Towra Point Nature Reserve near Cronulla is great for school excursions and offers swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing activities.

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Towra Point Nature Reserve is a place of many contrasts. It forms the largest and most diverse estuarine wetland complex in NSW. Representing around half of the remaining mangrove area near Sydney, and most of the saltmarshes remaining in the region, this park is as beautiful as it is complex.

With an abundance of mudflat, fresh water wetlands and sea grass beds, the reserve teems with life. It provides breeding, feeding and roosting sites for many threatened and migratory bird species, which makes this reserve ideal for wetland birdwatching. Whether you experience these fragile and untouched wetlands by boat or kayak, you’re bound to love Towra.

Highlights in this park

  • Towra Beach Day Use Area, Towra Point Nature Reserve. Photo: OEH

    Towra Beach

    Kurnell’s delightful Towra Beach is ideal for boating, kayaking or a leisurely picnic, all with the Sydney city skyline as your backdrop.

  • Quibray Bay viewing platform, Towra Point Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Quibray Bay viewing platform

    Quibray Bay viewing platform in Kurnell is a great place for birdwatching and also features scenic views across conservation areas close to Sydney.


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley 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


  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Towra Point Nature Reserve is accessible by boat only. Access to the land is available on special consent for research and educational purposes only. Contact the local Area office on 9668 2000.

    • Kurnell
      (02) 9668 2000
      Contact hours: 10am-3.45pm Monday to Friday. 9.30am-4.15pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Closed Christmas holiday
    • Kamay Botany Bay National Park (South), Cape Solander Drive, Kurnell NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9668 2050
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Towra Point Nature Reserve. Photo: OEH