Dharug National Park

World Heritage

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One of Australia's World Heritage Convict Sites

On the Old Great North Road in Dharug National Park (Image: DECCW)Eleven of Australia's convict sites were awarded world heritage listing in July 2010. These sites present the best surviving examples of large-scale transportation, and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts.

The 7km long Devines Hill and Finchs Line sections of the Old Great North Road in Dharug National Park form one of the four listed sites in New South Wales. They feature spectacular and beautifully preserved examples of stonework including buttresses, culverts, bridges and twelve metre high retaining walls.

You can:

  •  walk or cycle along the old convict road
  • explore the other stunning convict built sites along the way, including Finchs Line, Devines Hill and Clares Bridge, the second oldest surviving stone bridge in mainland Australia
  • see a map of the route
  • explore other NSW sites of convict heritage, including fortifications in Sydney Harbour and Hartley's Historic Site.

More information: find out more about One of Australia's World Heritage Convict Sites