Recap of the National Parks in Sydney’s Surrounds

Earlier this year, we featured the national parks in the region around Sydney in New South Wales including the Greater Blue Mountains Area National Parks as well as other national parks in the region around Sydney. We did a recap of the parks that are part of The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage-listed area: Blue Mountains National Park, Wollemi National Park, Yengo National Park, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Nattai National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park, Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Today, we are wrapping up our blog series with a recap of the other National Parks in the region around Sydney: We featured Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, Dharug National Park,  Ku-ring-ga National Park, and Royal National Park. Here is a summary of each one so that you can […]

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August 18th, 2017

Brisbane Water National Park: Things to Do in the Park

We previously told you about all of the walking tracks in Brisbane Water National Park.  Today, we will be highlighting the lookouts, biking trails, picnic spots, and exploring Aboriginal culture and history of the park. It is 11,506 hectares and located 27 km north of Sydney. It takes about 1 ½ hours to drive to […]

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August 1st, 2017

Recap of Blue Mountains Area National Parks

We have been featuring the national parks in the region north of Sydney in New South Wales including the Greater Blue Mountains Area National Parks as well as other national parks in the region.  We featured Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, Dharug National Park,  Yengo National Park, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Nattai National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park, Thirlmere Lakes National Park, and Brisbane Water National Park  Previously, we highlighted several other National Parks in this region including Blue Mountains National Park, Ku-ring-ga National Park, Royal National Park and Wollemi National Park.

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January 7th, 2017

Brisbane Water National Park Part Three: Flora and Fauna

We previously told you about all of the walking tracks in Brisbane Water National Park in part one and things to do in part two like cycling trails, lookouts and picnic spots.  In part three, we will be highlighting the flora and fauna of the park. It is 11,506 hectares and located 27 km north of Sydney. It takes about 1 ½ hours to drive to the park from Sydney’s CBD. Brisbane Water National Park is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales. We have been featuring the national parks in the region north of Sydney in New South Wales including the Greater Blue Mountains Area National Parks as well as other national parks in the region.  We featured Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, Dharug […]

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January 5th, 2017
Coochiemudlo Beach Sunset

Thirlmere Lakes National Park

Next on our list of National Parks near Sydney is Thirlmere Lakes National Park. It is adjacent to Kanangra-Boyd National Park and is the smallest of all the parks in the Blue Mountains Area at 629 hectares. It is located about 70 km southwest of Sydney and takes about an 1 ½ hours to drive there from Sydney’s CBD. Like the other national parks in our current blog series, this protected park along with seven other national parks all make up the UNESCO World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. Thirlmere Lakes National Park is located in the Macarthur region of New South Wales. We have been featuring the national parks in the region north of Sydney in New South Wales including the Greater Blue Mountains Area National Parks as […]

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December 23rd, 2016

Explore the Unique Geological Formations in Gardens of Stone National Park

Gardens of Stone National Park is a smaller national park just to the west of Wollemi National Park and north west of Blue Mountains National Park. Of course, when it comes to this region, a smaller national park is still 15,080 hectares! It takes a little less than 3 hours to get here from Sydney. […]

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December 19th, 2016

Hiking Through Nature in Berowra Valley National Park

Berowra Valley National Park is located just an hour drive north west of Sydney. This vast protected nature wonderland is so close to Sydney, so you can easily make a day trip or spend a part of your holiday here. It is located between the suburbs of Hornsby heights, Thornleigh, Galston, Pennant Hills, and Cherrybrook. Things to do in the park include walking trails, boating, beautiful lookouts, picnics in the park, and just relaxing while exploring nature.

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November 12th, 2016

Garig Gunak Barlu National Park

Garig Gunak Barlu National Park is located on the Cobourg Peninsula. The surrounding waters including the Aratura Sea and the Van Diemen Gulf as well as some of the nearshore islands are also included under the protected status of the National Park. It is located about 214 km northeast of Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. This is one of the most northern places in Australia and holds the top position of the Northern Territory’s Top End. Although it has a long and rich Aboriginal history and culture, it is mostly uninhabited today. As you can see from the map, the Cobourg Peninsula is very indented with coves, bays, inlets and waterways. Most of everything to do with the peninsula has to do with the sea and surrounding […]

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October 15th, 2016

Recap of the Western Australia National Parks Near Albany and Esperance

We have been exploring the National Parks of Western Australia. First, we featured a seven part series on the National Parks and nature parks near Perth. Then we headed south to explore some of the more remote National Parks in the state. We first featured four national parks near Albany: Mountain Hiking in Stirling Range […]

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October 14th, 2016

Fitzgerald River National Park, A Botanical Wonderland Part Two

Fitzgerald River National Park  is on the southern coast of Western Australia in between Albany and Esperance. There is so much biodiversity and so much to see and do in this remote wilderness, we have split it up into two blog posts. We just told you about the flora, fauna and camping options in the […]

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October 7th, 2016