Berowra Valley Regional Park

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Berowra Valley Regional Park
New South Wales
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
HIstoricMilitarySteeleBridge.jpg
The historic military 'Steele' bridge spanning Tunks Creek.
Berowra Valley Regional Park is located in New South Wales
Berowra Valley Regional Park
Berowra Valley Regional Park
Nearest town or city Sydney
Coordinates 33°39′54″S 151°04′48″E / 33.665°S 151.080°E / -33.665; 151.080Coordinates: 33°39′54″S 151°04′48″E / 33.665°S 151.080°E / -33.665; 151.080
Established March 1998
Area 38.84 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Managing authorities NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Berowra Valley Regional Park
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales

The Berowra Valley Regional Park is in the Hornsby Shire in Sydney, Australia. Notable features include the Thornleigh Zig Zag Railway, an historic quarry and a bridge spanning Tunks Creek at Galston Gorge. There are many walks to do, the longest of these is the Benowie Track (part of the Great North Walk), which runs the length of the park starting in Sydney and finishing in Newcastle. Other walks include the Calicoma walk in Cherrybrook, the Blue Gum Walk at Hornsby, plus many others. Access points to the park can be found at Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook, Dural, Westleigh, Thornleigh, Hornsby, Hornsby Heights, Galston, Mount Colah, Mount Kuring-gai and Berowra. Overnight camping is available at Crosslands and Tunks Ridge Rest Area plus other small campsites (no facilities) along the Benowie Track. The park follows the deep valley carved out by the Berowra Creek.

On January 27, 2013, a man was found in the park after spending 9 weeks being lost. He survived one of Australia's worst heatwaves during which daytime temperatures reached more than 45 degrees, surviving on water and food he had brought with him.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How Matt survived a nine-week nightmare ', Herald Post (Australia), January 28, 2013.
  • Friends of Berrowra Valley Regional Park, A Guide to Berowra Valley Regional Park, Friends of Berowra Valley Regional Park, 2001, ISBN 0-9756907-0-1

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