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Nurragingy Reserve
Nurragingy Reserve

Nurragingy Reserve

Nurragingy Reserve is a beautiful urban park that is a lovely spot to enjoy the sprawling bushland away from the bustling CBD.

Located 50 kilometres from Sydney, this reserve is the perfect place to get away and enjoy undisturbed nature.

Nurragingy Reserve, Water Park, Playground, Events, Cafe & Address, Doonside

The sprawling reserve is on more than 84 hectares, with some of the best areas for outdoor activities. Some of the unique features, in addition to the park, include a Chinese garden, as well as a conference centre.

The park’s name was inspired by two Aboriginal communities belonging to the Dharuk groups, which were the first to receive the land from then-Governor Lachlan Macquarie.

In addition to the two communities, the land’s ownership was also given to Colebee, after whom the reserve’s centre was named. Look out for a work of art by a local artist that showcases the land grant within the Colebee Centre.

The surrounding bushland at Nurragingy Reserve is home to great biodiversity, including some unique vegetation. Species such as the Casuarina and Melaleuca are found in abundance close to the creeks. Various shrubs, in addition to grasses and herbs, dot the reserve.

A trip to Nurragingy Reserve is incomplete without visiting the Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens. These scenic gardens are uniquely styled to include a Gateway, pavilion, gazebo, and a seven-arch stone bridge characteristic of Chinese gardens in Sydney. Walking through the gardens feels like walking through a different era altogether.

The reserve is fully equipped with picnic and BBQ facilities for everyone to enjoy, and the children’s playgrounds are the perfect addition because they provide a safe space for the little ones to let loose.

The bushwalking tracks are a perfect way for nature lovers to experience the reserve’s flora and fauna. Are you looking for a unique venue for a destination wedding? Choose from any of the three tranquil garden sections for a wedding.

Nurragingy Reserve is accessible using Knox Road in Doonside, which has on-site parking spaces.

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Winter (Jun - Aug): 7am - 5pm
Summer (Dec - Feb): 7am - 7pm

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