Brisbane Water National Park

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Brisbane Water National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
Brisbane Water National Park from Bar Point.jpg
Looking towards the national park from Bar Point, across the Hawkesbury River.
Brisbane Water National Park is located in New South Wales
Brisbane Water National Park
Brisbane Water National Park
Nearest town or city Woy Woy
Coordinates 33°27′25″S 151°18′04″E / 33.45694°S 151.30111°E / -33.45694; 151.30111Coordinates: 33°27′25″S 151°18′04″E / 33.45694°S 151.30111°E / -33.45694; 151.30111
Established September 1959 (1959-09)[1]
Area 115.06 km2 (44.4 sq mi)[2]
Managing authorities NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Website Brisbane Water National Park
See also Protected areas of
New South Wales

The Brisbane Water National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 11,506-hectare (28,430-acre) national park is situated 47 kilometres (29 mi) north of Sydney, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of Woy Woy, and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of Gosford.[3]


The park has many pleasant and interesting walks that can vary from mild to rugged.[4] One walk that can be easily accessed via public transport, is the walk to Pindar Cave[5] on the escarpment above the Wondabyne railway station, which is a request-stop on the Central Coast railway line. The Great North Walk, that leads from Sydney to Newcastle, passes through the park.

The national park is bounded to the south by the Hawkesbury River; to the west by part of the Pacific Highway, part of the M1 Pacific Motorway, and the Peats Ridge Road; with the latter also forming the northern boundary; and to the east by the Brisbane Water, the Central Coast railway line, and urban areas. The Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge, part of the Central Coast Highway, part of the Pacific Highway and part of the M1 Motorway bisect various sections of the national park.[3]

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  1. ^ "Brisbane Water National Park: Park management". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2009-10". Department of Environment Climate Change and Water. November 2010. pp. 274–275. ISSN 1838-5958. 
  3. ^ a b "Brisbane Water National Park". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brisbane Water National Park". Wild Walks. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pindar Cave". Wild Walks (PDF). 17 January 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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