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Berowra Valley National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Berowra Valley National Park.

Getting there and parking

For the Great North walk, Benowie walking track and Jungo walk from the M2 motorway:

  • Take the Pennant Hills Road exit and head north
  • Turn left at Observatory Park to stay on Pennant Hills Road
  • Turn left onto Boundary Road in Pennant Hills
  • Turn right onto Bellamy Street and follow all the way to the end of the road, where the tracks begin

From Westleigh, Thornleigh, Hornsby and Galston Gorge:

  • You can also join the Benowie walking track from Manor Road, Hornsby, Quarter Sessions Road, Westleigh, or the Galston Gorge on Galston Road and via the Bellamy fire trail off De Saxe Close, Thornleigh

From Hornsby to Crosslands Reserve:

  • Take the Pacific Highway north from Hornsby
  • Turn left onto Galston Road
  • Turn right onto Somerville Road
  • Follow the road through the gate to the carpark at the end of the road

From Hornsby to Barnetts lookout:

  • Take the Pacific Highway north from Hornsby
  • At Berowra Heights, turn left onto Berowra Waters Road
  • Turn left onto Barnetts Road. The carpark is located at the end of Barnetts Road

By bike

Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Berowra Valley National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

Enjoy the spring wildflowers and take on the challenge of the Great North walk before the weather gets too warm

Summer

Swim in Berowra creek in the warmer months - remember safety precautions around waterways

Winter

Winter is generally great for bushwalking in the Sydney region but bring warm gear if youre camping - nights can be cold in the bush

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

18°C and 28°C

Highest recorded

43.1°C

Winter temperature

Average

6°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

-3.5°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

253mm

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Horses

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Please note you can walk your dog on the section of Bellamy Fire trail* that traverses the adjacent Berowra Valley Regional Park.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Berowra Valley National Park

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Berowra Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
    • Crosslands Reserve is open 8am to 7.30pm during daylight savings and 9am to 5pm the rest of the year
    • Barnetts Road Reserve and the lookout is closed from sunset to sunrise
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Nearby towns

Hornsby (3 km)

A suburb in Sydney's upper north shore, Hornsby is conveniently located for easy access to Lane Cove National Park, Berowra Valley Regional Park, and the heritage-listed Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - Australia's second-oldest national park. Explore walking and cycling tracks and Aboriginal sites, as well as marinas, cafes and picnic areas.

www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Parramatta (17 km)

Parramatta offers a fascinating insight into early colonial life in Australia. Don't miss a visit to Old Government House, now one of 11 Australian Convict Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

www.sydney.com

Sydney City Centre (39 km)

No trip to Sydney is complete without spending some time in the city’s beautiful parks. Whether it’s in central areas like Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens or further out in Centennial Parklands, there’s plenty of green space to go out and enjoy.

www.sydney.com

View of Berowra Valley creek. Photo: John Yurasek