National Parks & Reserves

Hassans Walls
Hassans Walls

Pantony's Crown
Pantony’s Crown

Blue Mountains National Park
Located about 60 km west of Sydney, New south Wales Australia, the Blue Mountains National park is the heart of a several parks and reserve systems that together provide the largess continuos ecosystem in New South Wales. The National Park and the reserve system conserves large areas of dissected plateau which is an important part of the water catchment system for the huge growing population of the Sydney urban area. The Blue Mountains also provides large tracts of land for recreational opportunities that millions of local and overseas tourist utilise every year. The National Parks that are within the Blue Mountains District Operations include;

Blue Mountains National Park – (24,7793 ha {hectares}),
is the largest section within the Blue Mountains District covering approx 49% of the total area of the park system (506,007 ha). It surrounds a large section of the urban ribbon development of the Blue Mountains towns and villages.Access can be made from most of the roads off the Great Western Highway and from the Bells Line of Road that runs from Richmond to Lithgow.

Wollemi National Park(138,441 ha {hectares}),
part of huge dissected sandstone plateau. Access is from either the Putty Rd in the east section or from the Wolgan Valley and Newnes plateau areas.

Kanangra Boyd National Park – (65,336 ha {hectares}),
to the west of the Blue Mountains it offers wilderness activities, camping and adjoins world famous Jenolan Caves.

Yengo National Park – (2,712 ha {hectares})
to the north east, a great place to visit for a wide variety of bush experience. Access from the Putty Road via Windsor or the Central Mangrove Rd through to Wollombi

Gardens of Stone National Park – (15,031 ha {hectares}),
a new addition to the Park it is an ancient landscape of majestic cliffs and strange rock formations. Access is fine from Mudgee Rd via Lithgow and the Wolgan Valley. Camping at Newnes

Abercrombie River National Park – (18,995 ha {hectares}),
another new addition to the Blue Mountains National Park, it can be accessed via Oberon and the Kanangra Boyd National Park.
There are also two State Recreation areas in the Park System:

Yerranderie SRA (12,507 ha) and Parr SRA (5,250 ha {hectares}).
The distinctive landform, the special plants and animals that are part of the Blue Mountains, combined with the catchment area potential, makes this area one of the worlds greatest National Parks and an important part of Australia’s Natural Heritage.
The wilderness areas in many cases are pristine and are all vital to the biodiversity of this country.

National Parks & Wildlife Service, National Park Shop and Information,
Heritage Centre, End of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath.
Phone: +61 (02) 4787 8877.
Open 9am to 4.15pm every day except Christmas Day

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