See and learn about some of Sydney’s unique flora and Aboriginal heritage close to the city
Beginning at Wollstonecraft Station, just a few rail stops from the city centre, the first part of this fascinating nature walk is down a cool fern gully which winds between cliffs of Sydney sandstone. A short detour from the track leads to a little known lookout with views over Sydney Harbour towards the city centre.
The walk continues along the foreshore to the mudflats where mangroves survive, even this close to the city. Then it is up a hill through open forest of Sydney Red Gums and Peppermints to Berry Island, describes as one of Sydney’s most significant areas of harbourside bushland. The almost circular island is now joined to the mainland by a man made isthmus. Fortuitous circumstances have saved this piece of bushland in its natural state.
A stroll around the island will provide the opportunity to see some of Sydney’s diverse sandstone flora. There are also bush tucker plants and plants used in colonial Sydney growing on the island.Evidence of Aboriginal occupation can be seen including shell middens, axe-grinding grooves and a stone engraving.
The return walk is through a forest of Sydney Red Gums and another beautiful ferny gully. This tour really is a must-do for any travelling nature lovers.
Amazing views over Sydney Harbour towards the city centre
Find the evidence of Aboriginal occupation
Walk through a forest of Sydney Red Gums and a beautiful ferny gully
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