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Gentlemans Halt bushcare camp

Marramarra National Park

Overview

Volunteer activities

Our volunteer activities are being assessed for risk on a case-by-case basis. We need to determine which activities can operate safely within COVID-19 guidelines. Many volunteer bushcare activities have now recommenced. Check the Volunteer Information Portal to confirm the status of your volunteer activity.

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This volunteer activity in Marramarra National Park mixes bushcare with a weekend away. We’ll pitch our tents at remote Gentlemans Halt campground by the Hawkesbury, and enjoy a mix of work and walks.

Work
Bush regeneration, weed and pest management
Where
Gentlemans Halt campground
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Medium. Suitable for adults and teens 12 years and over. Medium level of fitness required.
Price
Free
Join up

Help NPWS reduce the amount of weeds that threaten sensitive environments in Marramarra National Park. This annual bush regeneration weekend is open to both experienced bushcare volunteers and people new to this work.

You’ll be busy in coastal saltmarsh, swamp oak floodplain forest and the mangrove and estuarine communities of the Hawkesbury River. You’ll do bush regeneration and help us clean up rubbish in the mangroves. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of the saltmarsh and estuarine areas and a walk with the birds.

Bushcare volunteers have contributed to the environmental health of this beautiful park for over 10 years. It’s an opportunity to help our environment while increasing your wellbeing. You’ll meet like-minded people and receive on-site training in bush regeneration.

Nothing beats the deep relaxation you’ll feel by the campfire at the end of a good day’s work in the fresh air. This is a great chance to try something a little different in an amazing location.

It's a good idea to bring a day pack, insect repellent and torch.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Volunteer for bushfire recovery

Following this season's unprecedented bushfires, you can register your interest to help the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Saving our Species program rehabilitate and protect our threatened animals and plants.

Volunteers planting in Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

 

Saving Our Species program

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH