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Windsor Downs Nature Reserve


Windsor Downs Nature Reserve was created in September 1990. It covers an area of 363ha. For detailed park and fire management documents, visit the OEH website.

Highlights: This reserve featuring a historic windmill and water tank protects a number of endangered plant communities and includes species such as the broad-leafed ironbark, grey box, scribbly gum, narrow-leafed angophora, pea flowers and a species of geebung. Several bird species have been recorded - the red-capped and hooded robins, white-winged choughs, buff-rumped and yellow-tailed thornbills and the endangered regent honeyeater - which are usually found in the drier habitats of the central west slopes.

Activities: You can experience rich and varied bird-life from the flat and wheelchair-accessible Richmond Road and Surprise trails (assistance may be required on some sections). Wheelchair access to the park is from Mr Corns Trail off Sanctuary Drive.

Access: 3.5 km south of Windsor between the suburbs of Bligh Park and Berkshire Park (36 km North west of Sydney). Access the reserve via Sanctuary Drive and Surprise Crescent.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.


  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Windsor
      (02) 4572 3100
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
    • Scheyville National Park, Scheyville Road, Scheyville NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4580 2714