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Trail rides in Scheyville National Park

Scheyville National Park

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Overview

Saddle up and see the sights of Scheyville National Park on a 1.5 hour trail ride with Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre. This horse riding tour is best suited to experienced riders.

When

Contact Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre for a tour schedule.

Where
Scheyville National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Medium. Horse riding experienced required.
Price

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Bookings
Bookings required. Book online or email or call Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre on 0432 105 104. Bookings available on request.
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Take a trail ride with Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre and experience the beauty of Scheyville National Park, just 1 hour from Sydney.

Catering to experienced riders, this 1.5 hour tour is a great way to see the picturesque landscapes of the park on the back of safe and experienced trail riding horses.

Canter, trot or gallop through forests, grasslands and creek crossings at this popular horse riding destination. If you visit in spring, you may be lucky enough to see the ground blanketed in beautiful native wildflowers.

Keep your eyes peeled as you ride – you might spot eastern grey kangaroos and the occasional red-necked wallaby if you visit in the early morning or late afternoon.

Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/trail-rides-scheyville-national-park/local-alerts

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Park info

  • in Scheyville National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Scheyville National Park opens at 8am and closes at 5pm (8pm during daylight savings). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Trail rides in Scheyville National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    Accessibility

    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    Learn more

    Trail rides in Scheyville National Park is in Scheyville National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    Feathered migrants

    Wetlands, Scheyville National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    The park sustains an impressive population of permanent and migratory birds, including several precious species like the vulnerable swift parrot and turquoise parrot, and the endangered regent honeyeater. Bring some comfortable shoes and a pair of binoculars to get the most out of this quiet landscape, which changes throughout the year as different species come and go.

    • Longneck Lagoon walking track A small freshwater wetland, Longneck Lagoon walking track allows visitors to see the startling array of birds that frequent the area. Perfect for walking with children.

    Putting down roots

    Wetlands boardwalk, Longneck Lagoon walking track, Scheyville National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Scheyville National Park protects a large area of the Cumberland Plain Woodland, an endangered ecological community. There’s also a small area of Casltlereagh scribbly gum woodland and shale transition forest. Strolling through Scheyville has much to interest naturalists – and animal enthusiasts, for that matter. The native thorn bush is an important understory habitat for birds. There are over 140 types of waterbirds, offering superb birdwatching opportunities. There are horse riding tracks and places for cycling. There is even an education centre focusing on plants and animals.

    • Longneck Lagoon walking track A small freshwater wetland, Longneck Lagoon walking track allows visitors to see the startling array of birds that frequent the area. Perfect for walking with children.

    The Australian story

    Army relics, Scheyville National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Scheyville has a rich heritage that gives us a great insight into the past 175 years of Australian history. It has played host to a government cooperative farm and an agricultural training facility. In World War I, it was an internment camp, in World War II, a training base for the First Australian Parachute Battalion. It’s also been a migrant camp for new Australians and an officer’s training unit in the Vietnam War. Scheyville has seen it all. And its remarkable life continues too: around a quarter of a million Australians are linked to the Scheyville site through their ancestors. Because of this, Scheyville is recognised by the NSW State Heritage Register.

    • Migrant Heritage walk Migrant Heritage walk offers an easy stroll around original structures from the post-WWII migrant camp of Scheyville, with interpretive panels detailing the site’s heritage.
    • Scheyville Camp precinct Take an easy walk around Scheyville Camp precinct in Scheyville National Park and explore the area's fascinating heritage. See restored buildings, remnants of structures long fallen, and uncover their unique history through interpretive signs.

    Plants and animals you may see

    Animals

    • Cumberland Plain land snail (Meridolum corneovirens)

      The endangered Cumberland Plain land snail is only found on the Cumberland Plain, west of Sydney. During drought it digs deep into the soil to escape harsh conditions. Its brown shell is thin and fragile.

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