Wallumatta Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Wallumatta Nature Reserve.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
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
- Cressy Road See on map
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.
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 is a great time to explore as many of the native plants are in flower.
Escape the heat with a relaxing stroll through the shady forest.
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
16.2°C and 28.4°C
6.2°C and 19°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the Sydney and surrounds region
Wallumatta Nature Reserve is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Lane Cove National Park Office
02 8448 0400
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- Lane Cove National Park, 2 Max Allen Drive Lindfield NSW 2070
- Lane Cove National Park Office
Bobbin Head Information Centre
02 9472 8949
Contact hours: 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
- Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah NSW 2080
- Bobbin Head Information Centre
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.
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.
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.