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Garawarra State Conservation Area

On the border of Royal National Park near Sydney, Garawarra State Conservation Area is a peaceful spot with scenic waterfalls ideal for bushwalking, mountain biking, horse riding and enjoying a picnic.

It’s not often you get to retreat to the bush, so close to the city. Garawarra State Conservation Area borders the Helensburgh end of Royal National Park between Sydney and Wollongong. It’s a haven of scribbly gum and red bloodwood, with patches of subtropical rainforest, making the area perfect for bushwalking and hiking.

Take a walk or ride your mountain bike along Cawleys Road trail. It’s a great place for birdwatching, and you could easily spot satin bowerbirds, honeyeaters and perhaps even a lyrebird. Horse riding is also popular in Garawarra, and there are scenic bridle trails located in the reserve to the west of Helensburgh.

Enjoy a picnic at Kellys Falls picnic area, with breathtaking views of its waterfalls below.


Location

Garawarra State Conservation Area, Helensburgh


Facilities & features

  • Picnic Area

Accessibility

Does not cater for people with access needs.



Contact

Address: Garawarra State Conservation Area, Helensburgh
Website: View website

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