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Muogamarra Nature Reserve

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Muogamarra Nature Reserve is an extraordinary place to view wildflowers in spring, just north of Sydney. It opens just 6 weekends a year, preserving the fragile ecosystems and Aboriginal cultural heritage.

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Visit Muogamarra in spring as the reserve transforms into a brilliant display of colour when wildflowers come into bloom. You’ll see waratahs, majestic angophoras, old-man banksias, pink boronias and delicate native orchids. The reserve is home to many native animals like echidnas, and birdwatchers might glimpse a soaring wedge-tail eagle or an iconic lyrebird.

To visit Muogamarra Nature Reserve, book in advance to join a guided tour and discover the secrets of this special place from our volunteer guides. You'll get the chance to see Aboriginal rock engravings and some wonderful views over the Hawkesbury River.

Highlights in this park

  • Yellow flowers with walkers in the background, Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: Theresa Willsteed/OEH

    Muogamarra Bird Gully walk

    Walk along Bird Gully track around the edge of a hanging swamp in Muogamarra Nature Reserve, near Cowan. Bring your camera. You'll want to photograph ...

  • Visitors at Point Loop, Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer ©DPIE

    Muogamarra highlights walk

    Join this 3km guided walk in Muogamarra Nature Reserve, near Cowan. You'll learn about John Tipper's foresight in securing this beautiful area for fut...

  • Two women walking on a path surrounded by flowers and trees, Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: Theresa Willsteed/OEH

    Muogamarra Lloyd Trig and Deerubbin loop walk

    Do this 6.6km walk to Deerubbin lookover via Lloyd Trig. Discover extraordinary places 180m above sea level, with views out to the Hawkesbury River an...

  • Rock orchid, Tippers lookout, Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: Kevin Westren

    Muogamarra Peats Bight walk

    On this challenging 10km full-day walk in Muogamarra Nature Reserve, near Cowan, you'll hear about Peats Crater's amazing geological features.


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/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

General enquiries


  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Muogamarra Nature Reserve is open to the public from 9am to 4.30pm for 6 weekends between 14 August to 19 September 2021. You may only visit if you have booked a guided tour in advance. The reserve is closed to the public at other times to protect sensitive natural and cultural heritage values.

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