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Wallumatta loop trail

Wallumatta Nature Reserve

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Wallumatta loop trail is in Wallumatta Nature Reserve. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Feathered flight path

Ferns in the forest, Wallumatta Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

You're bound to see at least some of the over 30 species of birds that thrive in the reserve. While out walking, you might see vibrant rainbow lorikeets, crimson rosellas and even the black-shouldered kite. The flowers in spring attract the yellow-faced honeyeater and superb fairy wren, so bring along your binoculars for a spot of bird watching.

  • Wallumatta loop trail For an easy family getaway in Sydney, Wallumatta loop trail offers walking, birdwatching and bush regeneration in Wallumatta Nature Reserve, near Ryde.

Hands-on bush care

Walking track through the forest, Wallumatta Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

A popular reserve in north-west Sydney, the unique forest is a demonstration site for best practice of the management of turpentine-ironbark forest. It's a haven for research and environmental education by local schools and universities in the area. If you fancy a hands-on nature learning experience, why not help preserve the unique bushland within the reserve? You can join the local bush regeneration group on one of their regular meetings within the reserve. For further information, email the Lane Cove Bush Regeneration Officer, or phone (02) 9410 0102.

  • Wallumatta loop trail For an easy family getaway in Sydney, Wallumatta loop trail offers walking, birdwatching and bush regeneration in Wallumatta Nature Reserve, near Ryde.

Preserving forests

Gum tree forest, Wallumatta Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

It's believed that Governor King named the tract of land after the name for the area used by the Aboriginal Wallumedegal People. In 1804, Governor Phillip King set aside 2,500ha that originally included the 6.2ha that make up Wallamutta Nature Reserve today.

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Wildflowers, Wallumatta loop trail. Photo: John Spencer