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Scheyville National Park

Overview

Scheyville National Park unites the best of the outdoors – birdwatching, easy walks, cycling and horse riding – with a diverse cultural setting.

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Some national parks are about more than just the natural environment: they’re about us. Scheyville is one of those parks.

This gem of a park also has a rich and surprising cultural history that touches more than a quarter of a million Australians. Within its current boundaries, a visitor will find the remnants of everything from a cooperative farm to a famous migrant camp - for many, this was the first stop on their journey to becoming an Australian. You might be a descendant of a Dreadnought Boy or of somebody who trained here to fight in the Vietnam War. Indeed, the cultural significance of the park is so wide-reaching that it has been placed on the NSW State Heritage Register.

Spend a morning birdwatching or wandering the grasslands on a horse, then explore the ruined and restored buildings clustered in the southern precinct of the park. Visiting Scheyville is a varied experience, uniting the best of the natural world with the history of our social world.

Highlights in this park

  • Longneck Lagoon walking track. Photo: John Spencer

    Longneck Lagoon walking track

    A small freshwater wetland, Longneck Lagoon walking track allows visitors to see the startling array of birds that frequent the area. Perfect for walk...

  • Restored Heritage Building, Scheyville National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Scheyville Camp precinct

    Scheyville Camp Precinct preserves the area’s heritage. Visitors can take an easy walk through restored buildings, learning about the past through int...

  • Scheyville National Park, Horseriding trails. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Scheyville horse riding trails

    Scheyville National Park has 12km of horse riding trails in a bushland setting suitable for horse riders of all ages and experience. Enjoy easy trail ...

  • Migrant Heritage walk, Scheyville National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Migrant Heritage walk

    Migrant Heritage walk offers an easy stroll around original structures from the post-WWII migrant camp of Scheyville, with interpretive panels detaili...

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Scheyville National Park. Photo: John Spencer