Garigal National Park
|Garigal National Park|
View of Middle Harbour
|State||New South Wales|
|Nearest town or city||Sydney|
|Area||22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)|
|Established||19 April 1991|
|Managing authorities||National Parks and Wildlife Service (New South Wales)|
- Around Bantry Bay between the suburbs of Killarney Heights and Forestville to the West and Wakehurst Parkway (and Manly Dam Reserve) to the East.
- Along Middle Harbour and Middle Harbour Creek between (to the West) the suburbs of Killarney Heights, Forestville, Frenchs Forest, Davidson, Belrose and (to the East) the suburbs of East Lindfield, East Killara, St Ives, as far North as Mona Vale Road (where it abuts Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park).
- To the South of Mona Vale Road the Park runs as far East as the suburb of Elanora and Narrabeen Lagoon
There are trails in this park popular with bushwalkers and mountain bike riders, particularly between Belrose and St Ives in an area known as Cascades after the Cascades Track that runs through here. Others trails include the Heath Track and Bare Creek Track.
Name and Aboriginal heritage
The Guringai people have been custodians of the land in Garigal National Park for thousands of years and this connection and legacy is evident throughout the park. Garigal National Park has extensive Aboriginal art sites, with over 100 Aboriginal sites recorded to date, including cave art, rock engravings, shelters, middens and grinding grooves.
There is also a number of introduced pests, including rabbits and foxes.
- National Parks page about Garigal
- Garigal Park Home Page
- List of fauna
- Detailed track notes and maps of most of the walks in Garigal NP
- The Northern Beaches Mountain Biking Group (NoBMoB) have details of trails around Cascades