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It may seem as though there are few places in Sydney that have been left untouched, but in Sydney's north is Muogamarra Nature Reserve. The Muogamarra Nature Reserve holds approximately 2500 hectares of preserved wildlife, including an impressive array of flora and fauna which have been left largely undisturbed.
In order to protect the reserve, it is open to the public for just four weekends in 2011 for the Wildflower Season. This year the Muogamarra Nature Reserve Wildflower Season commenced on Saturday 20th of August. It runs until 11 September 2011 so be sure to clear a space in your calendar in the upcoming weeks.
The Wildflower Season consists of an impressive floral show including native orchids, bright pink eriostemons, purple boronias and Gymea lilies.
You can explore the reserve on your own or on a guided walk. The guided walks are led by a Discovery Volunteer and do not cost extra. The guides will help you make the most of the Nature Reserve, giving you information along the way. Bookings are recommended as the tours are very popular and are limited. For tour and timetable information or to make a booking click here.
Entry fee: The entry fee into the reserve is $10 per adult, $5 per child and $25 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children). Credit cards are not accepted so make sure you bring some cash handy.
Opening hours: The gates open at 9am and shut at 4pm.
Getting there: To get to Muogamarra there is an entry gate on the western side of the Pacific Highway, 3.5km north of Cowan. You'll then follow a 3km narrow dirt road (this road isn't suitable for trailers and buses). There is limited parking available.