Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve protects one of the few remaining stands of Blue Gum / Blackbutt forest within the Sydney region. Together with the adjoining Browns Forest, private land and Sydney Water land, it forms one of the largest remnants of Sydney Blue Gum High Forest, an endangered ecological community listed under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. Only around 1% of the estimated original 11,000ha of Blue Gum High Forest remains in a relatively natural state.
Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve is popular with local residents for short walks and nature appreciation. Bird watchers use the area extensively due to the high number of species within the reserve.
Photo: Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve / Mike Cufer/OEH