Tucked away in The Sydney Hills, you can find bushland brimming with an abundance of native flora and fauna. From shy platypuses hiding in creeks and cheeky cockatoos feasting on beautiful native blooms to vibrant Grevillea and Water Gums brightening up the bush, there’s plenty to discover in The Hills if you know where to look. Put on your hiking boots and check out some of the best tracks and trails our Shire has to offer.
- The Great North Road, Wiseman’s Ferry
Experience the rich history of The Hills on The Great North Road. The trail was built by convicts in the early 1800s and contains significant landmarks including two of the oldest bridges in Australia.
- Richard Webb Reserve, West Pennant Hills
With sandstone cliffs, creeks and native greenery, this walk has something for everyone. A hidden waterfall at the end of this track makes the walk well worth the effort.
- Heritage Trail, Baulkham Hills
Snaking through Alfred Henry Whaling Reserve, Torry Burn Reserve, Sophia Doyle Reserve, William Joyce Reserve, Crestwood Reserve and MacKillop Drive Reserve, this trail contains signposts detailing the history of the area.
- Bidjigal Reserve, Baulkham Hills
Bidjigal Reserve is the perfect place for native animal enthusiasts. If you look carefully, you can spot the Powerful Owl, Grey-headed Flying Fox, Eastern Bentwing or The Eastern Water Dragon amongst various other native critters.
- Cattai Creek, Castle Hill
With ridge top views and tracks along ferny gullies, this bushwalk is scattered with interesting landmarks that you can take in during a leisurely stroll.
Always be sun smart when undertaking a bushwalk. Use sunscreen, wear a hat, protective clothing and sunglasses.
For more great tracks and further information, head to www.thehills.nsw.gov.au.