Nurragingy Reserve is a beautiful urban park that makes for 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 park’s name was inspired by two Aboriginal communities belonging to the Dharuk groups, as these were the first to receive the land from the 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 is 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 that includes some unique vegetation. Species such as the Casuarina and Melaleuca are found in abundance close to the creeks. Different shrubs also dot the reserve in addition to grasses and herbs.
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 that is characteristic of the 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.
For nature lovers, the bushwalking tracks are a perfect way to experience the reserve’s flora and fauna. 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, with parking spaces available on site.