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Muogamarra Nature Reserve


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, join a Discovery 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 learn about the area's significance on a Muogamarra Aboriginal heritage walk. Visitors will need to pre-book and pay for Discovery tours online as numbers are limited and places can fill up quickly.

If you'd prefer to take things at your own pace, simply pack a picnic and a pair of binoculars and take in spectacular views on a self-guided walk. This is only possible during one of the 6 weekends that the reserve is open to the public. If you're interested in a self-guided walk, please contact Kalkari Discovery Centre for information on walking track options.

Highlights in this park

  • Muogamarra Nature Reserve dotted sun orchid. Photo: Kevin Westren

    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 ...

  • Pink wax flowers in bloom, Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: OEH

    Muogamarra highlights walk

    Join this short guided walk in Muogamarra Nature Reserve, near Cowan. You’ll see many beautiful flowers along the way.

  • 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.

  • Muogamarra Nature Reserve pinnate boronia. Photo: Kevin Westren

    Sunrise walk at Muogamarra

    Experience the magic of the Muogamarra early morning on this 2km walk near Cowan. Pack your picnic breakfast and join us at Tippers lookout to watch t...


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

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Muogamarra Nature Reserve is open to the public from 9am to 4.30pm for 6 weekends around August and September each year. The reserve will open on Saturday 11 August 2018. The reserve is closed to the public at other times to protect sensitive natural and cultural heritage values.

  • A park access fee applies during the 6 annual open weekends: Adult $15, child/concession $10, family $40 (2 adults, 2 children).

    Annual passes are not valid for entry to Muogamarra Nature Reserve. 

    Buy an annual pass.
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Lookout at Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk