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Heathcote National Park

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Visit Heathcote National Park near Waterfall in southern Sydney for self-sufficient bushwalking or camping. The park is easy to access and popular for mountain biking, hiking and waterholes, making for a great daytrip.

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Enjoy bushwalking amid the rugged beauty of the Australian bush at Heathcote National Park, in the south of Sydney, adjacent to Royal National Park. The park is known for magnificent native vegetation and wildlife, rocky outcrops, and hidden freshwater pools. Heathcote is a great place for mountain biking along Pipeline trail, and is within easy reach of Sydney and several train stations.

Seasoned bushwalkers will enjoy excellent walking tracks, as well as bush camping at Kingfisher Pool. The northern end of the park offers a short walk from Heathcote down to Mirang Pool picnic area. This park has limited facilities so it's ideal for those who are comfortable with self-sufficient and relatively isolated walking and camping experiences.


Skip busy Royal, head to Heathcote

Royal National Park sure is beautiful, and it sure is popular. Avoid the traffic jams and crowds by cruising straight into its stunning neighbour and weekend paradise: Heathcote National Park.

Cascacdes at Kingfisher Pool, Heathcote National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/OEH


Saving Our Species program

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH

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