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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 for only 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 NSW National Parks 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 guided 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 the 6 weekends that the reserve is open to the public. Track notes are available at the registration desk at Muogamarra Visitor Information Centre.

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 ...

  • People looking at the view over Brooklyn and the Hawkesbury River, Tippers lookout, Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: Theresa Willsteed/OEH

    Muogamarra highlights walk

    Join this short guided walk and wander among flowers in Muogamarra Nature Reserve, near Cowan. You'll learn about John Tipper's foresight in securing ...

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

    Muogamarra Lloyd Trig and Deerubbin walk

    Do this 6km walk to Deerubbin lookover via Lloyd Trig. Discover extraordinary places 180m above sea level, with views out to the Hawkesbury River and ...

  • 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.


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


  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Muogamarra Nature Reserve is open to the public from 9am to 4.30pm for 6 weekends evey year. The reserve will be open from Saturday 10 August to Sunday 15 September 2019. The reserve is closed to the public at other times to protect the sensitive natural and cultural heritage.

  • 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.

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Pink wildflowers in Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH