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Towra Point Nature Reserve

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Towra Point Nature Reserve.

Getting there and parking

From Sydney:

  • Towra Point is only accessible by boat.
  • Follow Captain Cook Drive, towards Kurnell.
  • At the T-intersection turn left towards Botany Bay, and then turn left again at Prince Charles Parade.
  • Continue to the end, and Bonna Point boat ramp is on the right.

By bike

Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

By public transport

For information about public transport options, visit the Transport NSW website.

Best times to visit

Spring

A variety of birds, including rainbow lorikeet, crimson rosella and Eastern rosella can be seen feeding on purple berries during spring.

Summer

Take a picnic and your swimmers to Towra Beach picnic area and cool off during the hot summer months.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

25°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

43.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

16°C and 21°C

Lowest recorded

0.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

216.2mm

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Drones

Flying recreational drones is not permitted in this park because it is located within 5.5km of an airfield or helicopter landing site. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) states that drones should not be flown within 30m of vehicles, boats, buildings or people, or within 5.5km of an airfield. Drones can also impact on public enjoyment and privacy, interfere with park operations, and may pose a threat to wildlife in some areas. Please contact the park office for consent if you wish to fly a drone for commercial filming or photography purposes. For more information, see the Drones in Parks policy.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Towra Point Nature Reserve

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Towra Point Nature Reserve is accessible by boat only. Access to the land is available on special consent for research and educational purposes only. Contact the local Area office on 9668 2000.

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Nearby towns

Cronulla (6 km)

This summer, grab your beach towels, order your fish and chips, and hit the sand at Cronulla Beach, one of the many beaches on the beautiful coastline just south of Sydney. In addition to being one of the areas's top surfing beaches, it's close to Royal National Park, and, if you keep your eyes peeled, you just may spot dolphins and turtles in its waters.

www.sydney.com

Sydney City Centre (20 km)

No trip to Sydney is complete without spending some time in the city’s beautiful parks. Whether it’s in central areas like Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens or further out in Centennial Parklands, there’s plenty of green space to go out and enjoy.

www.sydney.com

Parramatta (39 km)

Parramatta offers a fascinating insight into early colonial life in Australia. Don't miss a visit to Old Government House, now one of 11 Australian Convict Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

www.sydney.com

Towra Point Nature Reserve. Photo: OEH