Wolli Creek bush regeneration

Wolli Creek Regional Park

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Overview

Volunteer with Wolli Creek Preservation Society to help protect the last area of substantial bushland in Sydney’s inner south-west. Be involved in volunteering activities such as weed removal, bush restoration, tree planting, bird surveys, bat counts, stream watch, administration, campaigning and promotion.

Work
Bush regeneration, weed and pest management
When

1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, 2nd Wednesday of every month, 2nd Sunday of every month, and the 3rd Friday of the month. 8am–11.30am (November to February). 9am–12.30pm (March to October).

Where
Wolli Creek Regional Park
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
Join up

You’re invited to become part of this important bush regeneration work in Wolli Creek. There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities such as:

  • Bird surveys
  • Planting sessions
  • Bush restoration
  • Bat counts
  • Administration
  • Campaigning
  • Promotion

For the outdoor types, enjoy fresh air and exercise while working alongside like-minded individuals in the park’s bushland, heathland, parkland, wetland and saltmarshes.

When you volunteer with this dynamic organisation, you’re provided with training, guidance, information and tools, and morning tea is always laid on. A map will be sent to you with meeting locations for weekly bushcare, and you’ll also receive regular information on upcoming events such as talks, walks and the annual dinner. There’s great public transport access to Wolli Creek Regional Park.

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/volunteer-activities/wolli-creek-bush-regeneration/local-alerts

Park info

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Wolli Creek bush regeneration.

Getting there and parking

From Turrella, take Hannam Street, Loftus Street or Reede Street towards the train line. From here, cross the footbridge to Turrella Reserve.

From Bardwell Park, head North along Hartill-Law Ave, then turn right onto Fauna Street. Take the path for Girrahween picnic area.

From Earlwood, take Hocking Avenue off Homer Street, then take the first left onto Banks Road. Travel 300m then turn right on Arncliffe Road and head towards Turrella Reserve.

By bike

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

By public transport

Wolli Creek Regional Park is close to Turella and Bardwell Park stations, for information about public transport options, visit the NSW transport info website.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Volunteering

Volunteering with NPWS offers is a great way to help protect our national parks and wildlife. These volunteering safety tips will help create a safe working environment for all volunteers.

Learn more

Wolli Creek bush regeneration is in Wolli Creek Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Bird haven

Superb fairy wren (Malurus cyaneus), Wolli Creek Regional Park. Photo: Ingo Oeland

Wolli Creek Regional Park is an important habitat for a variety of birds. Look for cormorants and darters as you're walking by the creek and keep an eye out for blue wrens and finches on the edge of the open lawns. In the sky you may catch a glimpse of brown goshawks and peregrine falcons on patrol.

  • Wolli Creek walking track It’s such a treat to be able to take a bushwalk in the city. Look out for the amazing birdlife and enjoy the serenity of this short and easy walk.

Stretch your legs in the city

Wolli Creek walking track, Wolli Creek Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer

Just because you live in the city, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the bush. Go for a run, take a leisurely stroll with the dog or let the kids burn off some energy on the trails and in the play areas. Wander the Wolli Creek walking track with its sandstone cliffs or walk the entire Two Valley trail. There are also several gorgeous spots around Wolli Creek Regional Park to meet family and friends for a barbecue or picnic. Relax on a rug while the kids play at the playground at Turrella Lawns or enjoy a quiet family picnic in the shade at Girrahween picnic area.

  • Girrahween picnic area Enjoy a barbecue and laze under the trees at Girahween picnic area in Wolli Creek and leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind.

Plants and animals you may see

Animals

  • Grey headed flying fox hanging from a tree branch. Photo: Shane Ruming/OEH

    Grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus)

    The grey-headed flying fox is one of several threatened Australian animals and the largest Australian native bat, with a wingspan that extends up to 1m. Known to inhabit woodlands, rainforests and urban regions, these fascinating nocturnal mammals congregate in large roost sites along the east coast of NSW.

Environments in this park

Education resources (1)

Rocky lookout over the park to the suburbs, Wolli Creek Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer