Garigal National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Garigal 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:
Biodiversity is highly valuedwithin Garigal National Park. Reporting species numbers and is an ongoingmanagement priority along with the identification of plant life in this park.With cooperation from Warringah and Pittwater Councils, weed managementcontinues around the Garigal.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Garigal National Park. Risk assessment and the implementation of pest management strategies is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect biodiversity values within this park.
Since the fox was introduced to Australia in the 1870s, its impact on the environment has been negative. Foxes have contributed to the decline and extinction of a large range of native Australian animals.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
The development of signage around Garigal National Park is a priority to ensure the visitor experience is facilitated adequately in the park. Ongoing installation of interpretive displays around park attractions and maintenance of the area are part of Garigal valuing an enriched visitor experience wherever necessary or possible.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
Conservation plans are apriority in Garigal National Park for significant rock engraving sites andother sites of high Aboriginal cultural significance. Management of the parkalso involves an ongoing focus on record keeping of Aboriginal cultural sites.
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.
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.
Report illegal dumping
It's illegal to dump rubbish, household waste, green waste, construction waste, tyres, or vehicles in NSW national parks and reserves. You can help by reporting it anonymously. If you see illegal waste that has been dumped, or is in the process of being dumped, please take a photo and report it through the Report Illegal Dumping online form, or phone 131 555.
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
Garigal National Park is open 6am to 6.30pm (8pm during daylight savings) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day applies only at Davidson Park only. There are pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted. Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day).
Daily entry fee exemption for teachers and educational supervisors (1 adult per 10 children) applies only for organised and pre-arranged group bookings.Buy annual pass
02 9451 3479
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm.
- 82 Ferguson Street, Forestville NSW 2087
- Forestville Office
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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Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.