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Garigal National Park

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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:

Preserving biodiversity

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.

Conservation program

Fox threat abatement plan

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.

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
  • 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 at Davidson Park only. There are coin-operated or credit card pay and display machines. 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.

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    • 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
    • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
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