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Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

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    From Moss Vale:

    • Head north on Argyle Street/The Highland Way
    • Cross Bong Bong Bridge over Wingecarribee River, then turn right after 300m.
    • Drive to the end of this road and stop at the reserve carpark

    Park entry points


    By bike

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

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.


    When the weather is milder, hike from the reserve to Bong Bong.


    Bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching and look for migratory bird species that stop over to feed and rest in the reserve.


    Enjoy a summer evening picnic and listen to birdcalls. By the time the sun goes down, they'll be in competition with the frogs.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    12°C and 25.3°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    1.8°C and 12.5°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve


    Nearby towns

    Moss Vale (3 km)

    Moss Vale is the rural centre of the Southern Highlands, with its regional livestock saleyards, farmers market and agricultural show. The meandering tree-lined main street and lush gardens make it one of the most picturesque towns in the region.

    Bowral (6 km)

    Spring is tulip time while summer has fragrant roses and autumn, flowering bulbs. Bowral Tulip Festival runs from the end of September until early October; the Autumn Garden Festival is held in May.

    Nowra (58 km)

    Nowra is a historic city and the commercial heart of the Shoalhaven. It's on the Shoalhaven River close to beaches and national parks.