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Yiraaldiya National Park

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Yiraaldiya National Park was created in 22 February 2023. It covers an area of 535.4ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.

Formerly known as Shanes Park Reserve, Yiraaldiya National Park is located in western Sydney on the Cumberland Plain. It’s about 40km north-west of the Sydney CBD and 10km north-east of Penrith. The park lies in the traditional country of the Darug People.

Yiraaldiya National Park protects a significant remnant of mostly unchanged Cumberland Plain bushland, in a landscape that has been significantly altered by agriculture and urban development. The park protects 9 threatened animal species, 5 threatened plant species and 6 threatened ecological communities.

Yiraaldiya National Park is also a feral predator-free area. This means that feral predators, such as red foxes and feral cats, are being eradicated from the park. Locally extinct native wildlife are being reintroduced, including eastern bettongs, koalas and long-nosed bandicoots. For this reason, there is no access to the park while the feral predator-free area is being established. Once complete, the park will open for sustainable visitor access and enjoyment, and educational and research opportunities.

Find out more about the feral predator-free areas project.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.