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Bangadilly National Park


Located 20km from Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW at Canyonleigh, Bangadilly National Park offers opportunities for remote wilderness hiking, wildlife photography and birdwatching.

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Although easily accessible from nearby Bowral, Bangadilly National Park is relatively untraversed by visitors, making it a great place to get away from the workaday world and feel like you’ve escaped into a remote wilderness paradise.

It’s an ideal park for independent adventurers who are comfortable making their own way around firetrails and unmarked walks with the help of a good map. You’ll be rewarded with great hiking to scenic lookouts with enjoyable birdwatching, wildlife photography opportunities and potential picnic spots dotted all along the way.

Enjoy panoramic views out across the striking Wingecarribe River valley. Other special sights you may be treated to here include platypus paddling along the riverbanks, koalas cuddling up to forest gums, or peregrine falcons soaring across the skyline.

Open forest and woodlands line the dry ridges and slopes while forests of red stringbark, brittle gum, apple box and river peppermint tower in the sheltered valleys and along the riverbanks.

Highlights in this park

  • Mount Penang Loop walk, Bangadilly National Park. Photo: Phil Craven

    Mount Penang loop walk

    Mount Penang loop walk in Bangadilly National Park is a 3km unmarked hiking trail that is best-suited to experienced bushwalkers.


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is an innovative conservation program in NSW. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years.

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


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Wingecaribee River, Bangadilly National Park. Photo: Phil Craven/NSW Government