Palm Grove Nature Reserve
Palm Grove Nature Reserve, near Gosford on the NSW Central Coast, is a great place for frog enthusiasts, birdwatching, photography, picnicking and bushwalking.
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Moss-covered boulders, dramatic rainforest ferns and wild bird and frog calls all combine to make Palm Grove Nature Reserve – all 240ha of it – a magical place for a wilderness escape. It’s also an easily accessible getaway, being located in the Ourimbah Creek valley, just a few kilometres northwest of Gosford.
This is also a special place for observing unusual and threatened species. In particular, a number of interesting and unusual frogs call the reserve home, including the red-eyed green tree frog and stuttering frog.
One of the highlights of Palm Grove Nature Reserve is the chance to experience a part of the iconic Great North walk, which runs all the way from Sydney to Newcastle. This scenic walking track, with its varied terrain and abundance of wildlife, is a great favourite with those interested in birdwatching, bushwalking and photography.
Highlights in this park
Great North walk – Palm Grove Nature Reserve
Palm Grove Nature Reserve features a section of Great North walk, a well-known hiking track that runs from Newcastle to Sydney.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
Palm Grove Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 4320 4200
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, hours vary.
- 59 Girrakool Rd, Somersby, NSW 2250
- Girrakool office
Lake Munmorah office
02 4972 9000
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm.
- 1 Blue Wren Drive, Wybung NSW 2259
- Lake Munmorah office