Dharug National Park Plan of Management
Dharug National Park covers about 14,834 hectares and is located on the north bank of the Hawkesbury River opposite the small settlement of Wisemans Ferry, some 55 kilometres from of the centre of Sydney and 25 kilometres west of Gosford. Established in 1967, the park features spectacular sandstone cliff-lines and gullies, a substantial section of the historic Old Great North Road and many Aboriginal sites.
- 1 July 1997
- NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Publication, Plan of management, Final
The national park is an important element in the system of conservation areas
comprising Marramarra, Popran, Brisbane Water and Ku-ring-gai Chase
National Parks along with several nature reserves which protects the very high
scenic values of the Hawkesbury River and Broken Bay.
Dharug National Park is also one of a large group of predominantly sandstone
parks and reserves that forms a green belt around metropolitan Sydney. The
maintenance of 'corridors of green' linking areas of bush land across a wide
range of environments is important for the conservation of biodiversity within the
Sydney sandstone biogeographical region.
Photo: Dharug National Park / Nick Cubbin/OEH