Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Drive north from the CBD along Pacific Highway, turn right onto Mona Vale Road, just past Gordon, and continue for 2km.
- Turn right onto Rosedale Road , just north of St Ives shopping centre, and drive for 1km.
- At the sign for the reserve, park at the southern end and walk in.
Park entry points
- Rosedale Road See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve is accessible by train from Pymble Station. It’s also accessible by bus along Mona Vale Road. For information about public transport options, visit the NSW transport info website.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Dalrymple-Hay National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Autumn is a great time of year to view the abundant birdlife such as pardalotes, lorikeets and silver-eyes.
A great time for a walking through the forest as native flowers, such as the blue flax lily and a range of orchids, burst with colour.
On a hot Sydney afternoon, retreat to the cool forest with an understorey of lush ferns.
A brisk early morning walk along the short steep track is a great way to get your heart pumping and ward off the winter chill.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17.5°C and 25.9°C
8°C and 17.8°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
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.
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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.
- 688 Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah, NSW 2079
- Bobbin Head Information Centre
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