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Berowra Valley National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

Berowra Valley National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Preserving biodiversity

Berowra Valley National Park upholds its biodiversity by protecting endangered species. Conservation activities are habitually carried out in this park, and can include surveys and data collection on species distribution and population.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Berowra Valley National Park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative within the park. Pest management is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity which exists within Berowra Valley.

Conservation program

Regional pest management strategies

Weeds and pest animals cause substantial damage to agriculture and our environment, so it’s essential we manage them in NSW national parks and reserves. Our regional pest management strategies aim to minimise the impact of pests on biodiversity in NSW.  We work hard to protect our parks and neighbours from pests and weeds, ensuring measurable results.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

Berowra Valley National Park works to keep its visitors safe and informed, and this extends to issues of signage. Displaying up to date, easily understandable signage is an ongoing priority in this park. The park’s status is reflected in clearly displayed signage along with entry points.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

Berowra Valley National Park is the traditional country of Guringai and Dharug People. Containing numerous significant Aboriginal sites, including artworks, artefacts, middens and campfire areas, it features many facets of Aboriginal culture. There are ongoing projects to monitor these sites, and NPWS supports tourism initiatives of the local Aboriginal community to preserve the values of Berowra Valley National Park for future generations.

Conservation program

Connecting to Culture Sydney

Connecting to Culture Sydney is an Aboriginal educational program. It immerses urban Aboriginal youth into Aboriginal culture within NSW national parks close to Sydney. Participants take part in camping trips, ongoing fieldwork on Country, recording and preserving Aboriginal sites, and discovering Australian native plants and traditional practices.

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.

Conservation program

Planning for fire

Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
    • Berowra Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
    • Crosslands Reserve is open 8am to 7.30pm during daylight savings and 9am to 5pm the rest of the year
    • Barnetts Road Reserve and the lookout is closed from sunset to sunrise
    • Bobbin Head Information Centre
      02 9472 8949
      Contact hours: 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
    • Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah NSW 2080
    • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
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View of Berowra Valley creek. Photo: John Yurasek