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Parr State Conservation Area

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Overview

Fire affected area

Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.

Parr State Conservation Area, in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales, is a great place for camping, hiking, cycling, guided tours, and 4WD training and touring.

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Whether you’re a multi-day hiker, keen mountain biker or 4WD fanatic - or aspiring to be one - Parr State Conservation Area is a great place to visit and explore the wilder side of Hawkesbury sandstone country. Womerah Range trail allows you to traverse the area between McDonald Valley and Putty Road and, along the way, enjoy scenic views back across the valley and adjoining Yengo National Park.

Heartbreak Hill campground offers a remote camping location set within a peaceful setting of bracken fern and tall eucalypts. Lyrebirds, kookaburras and goannas are commonly seen (and heard) around the site.

For those who’d rather not go it alone, join one of our guided Discovery walks, talks or tours held throughout the park. Getabout Adventures also offers informative, fun and educational 4WD tours and training on location in Parr.

Highlights in this park

  • Womerah Range trail, Parr State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Womerah Range trail

    Womerah Range trail is a challenging hiking and mountain biking route with scenic views through the dramatic sandstone landscape of Parr State Conserv...

  • Heartbreak campground, Parr State Conservation Area. Photo: Susie Davis/NSW Government

    Heartbreak Hill campground

    For a remote camping experience, Heartbreak Hill campground is situated deep within Parr State Conservation Area and can be reached by walking or cycl...

 

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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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