More ways to enjoy Marramarra National Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has finalised the amendment to the Marramarra National Park plan of management allowing bush camping at Twin Beaches and new horse riding opportunities.

View from Gentlemans Halt jetty Marramarra National Park kayaking and river boat on Hawkesbury River

NPWS Regional Manager, Mr Peter Hay said under the revised plan, visitors have more options to explore and enjoy the nearly 12,000 hectare park on Sydney’s northern outskirts.

“The changes to the plan will enable the progressive opening of the existing Canoelands Ridge and Coba Ridge trails for horse riding, once final environmental assessments have been completed,” Mr Hay said.

“This is good news for horse riders in northern Sydney and supports our commitment to provide more opportunities for people to experience our national parks, while at the same time safeguarding the environment.

“Bush camping is now also allowed at Twin Beaches, near the junction of Berowra Creek and the Hawkesbury River, to give visitors the opportunity to enjoy short-stay boat and kayak based bush camping close to Sydney.

“NPWS has consulted with the community on these proposals and taken into account the views of a wide range of people, and potential environmental issues.

“It’s about providing recreational opportunities, which can help people better appreciate our wonderful national parks and reserves; and at the same time ensuring the unique values in our parks remain protected,” Mr Hay added.

The plan of management amendment can be viewed at Parks, reserves and protected areas: Park management plans.