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Wallumatta Nature Reserve

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Sydney CBD:

    • Head north from the CBD over Sydney Harbour Bridge. Keep right to stay on Bradfield Highway, follow the signs for Metroad 1 and drive for 4.6 km.
    • Continue onto Metroad 2 (look for the signs to Lane Cove Tunnel, Epping and Windsor), continue for 5.1km and take the Epping Road exit to North Ryde.
    • Turn left onto Pittwater Road and look for the signs to East Ryde. Then turn right onto Blenheim Road for 750m, then right onto Cox’s Road.
    • Take the exit at the roundabout to Badajoz Road, follow to the next roundabout, and turn left onto Twin Road. Take the next left onto Cressy Road, drive 200m, and you’ll arrive at the reserve entrance.

    Park entry points

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    Wallumatta Nature Reserve is accessible by train and bus from either Macquarie University Railway Station or Town Hall Station (via Sydney Buses Route 506). For information about public transport options, visit the NSW transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wallumatta Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Take your camera for some excellent shots of birdlife as they nest and forage throughout the open forest. It's a great time for a spot of birdwatching.

    Spring

    Spring is a great time to explore as many of the native plants are in flower.

    Summer

    Escape the heat with a relaxing stroll through the shady forest.

    Winter

    Enjoy a brisk walk through the forest or link with the local Bushcare volunteers who help preserve this unique forest remnant.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16.2°C and 28.4°C

    Highest recorded

    45.5°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6.2°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    -1°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    293mm

    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

    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.

    Wallumatta Nature Reserve

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Balmain (10 km)

    Browse Darling Street for your fill of retail therapy at galleries, bookshops and homeware shops. In narrow back streets, you'll discover architectural styles typical of the 1800s and early 1900s.

    www.sydney.com

    Parramatta (15 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

    Sydney City Centre (16 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

    Towering trees, Wallumatta Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer