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Top Nature Attractions in Campbelltown & Surrounds

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Published October 6th 2016
Surround yourself with natural beauty with this list
The list below includes Nature Attractions across Campbelltown and surrounds.

From National Parks to Botanic Gardens, there is something for everyone with this list of outdoor local attractions:

1. The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
Where: Narrallen Rd, Mount Annan
When: Summer: 8am-7pm, Spring, Autumn & Winter: 8am-5pm
Cost: Free
Details: Covering 410 hectares, you will find Australian native plant gardens, bushwalks, cultural walks, ponds and lakes, many garden exhibits, including the Connections Garden which is a 4 ˝ hectare of roofless museum demonstrating the interconnectedness of people and the natural world. Picnic areas, including barbeques in some areas, on-site café, guided tours, birdwatching, cycle trails and much more. Click here for the website.

Nature never fails to impress!

2. Dharawal National Park
Where: Victoria Rd, Wedderburn
When: All year round
Cost: Free
Details: This National Park offers a diverse bushland experience in the south of Sydney. It includes creeks, catchment, park, swimming holes, walking tracks, lookouts, birdwatching and wildlife spotting, waterfalls, and cycle trails. Click here for the website.

3. Georges River Reserve
Where: Georges River Rd, Kentlyn
When: All year round
Cost: Free
Details: This reserve is a highly significant landscape feature to the Sydney region. It is home to a number of endangered species, an active and healthy Koala colony and biodiversity. There is a rich Indigenous history. You can enjoy bushwalking, wildlife spotting and birdwatching, lookouts, swimming and much more. Click here for the website.

A romantic stroll...

4. Ingleburn Reserve
Where: Picnic Grove, Ingleburn
When: All year round
Cost: Free
Details: Situated on the Georges River, this reserve contains the historic Ingleburn Weir. It was constructed in the late 1930s to provide a swimming area for the local community. You will also find endangered vegetation, Shale Sandstone Transition Forest, a range of native birds, marsupials as well as other small mammals and reptiles, a walking track which is a 400 metre return bushwalk, picnic tables, play equipment and toilet facilities. Click here for the website.

Enjoying some family time at the picturesque Mount Annan Botanic Gardens...

5. Simmos Beach
Where: Fifth Ave, Macquarie Fields
When: All year round
Cost: Free
Details: Located on the Georges River with easy access, you will find picnic facilities, beach area, bushwalks, lookouts, playground area, shared pathways (walks/cycle), water activities such as kayak or canoe, fishing, swimming etc, birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Click here for the website.

The lush bushland can be found at almost all of these attractions!

6. Freres Crossing Bushwalk
Where: Freres Road, Kentlyn
When: All year round
Cost: Free
Details: You will find a very light grade bushwalk to experience, beautiful lush bushland to the Georges River, native flora, check out the remains of the Freres Crossing Bridge, birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Click here for the website.

7. Keith Longhurst Reserve (Formally known as The Basin Reserve)
Where: Myrtle St, Minto Heights
When: All year round
Cost: Free
Details: Discover the 76 hectares of bushland with significant scenic and culture values. There are a number of walking trails leading down to the Georges River, waterfall, lookouts, waterhole, birdwatching and wildlife spotting, canoeing and fishing activities. Click here for the website.

It is always a surprise to find a hidden gem like this waterfall...

8. Thirlmere Lakes National Park
When: All year round
Cost: Free
Details: Just under 40 minutes drive from Campbelltown this National Park is the perfect spot to relax and escape the crowds. There are five freshwater lakes, many native Australian plant species, birdwatching opportunities can be found on the Birdwatching Walk, bushwalks, picnic areas with barbeques, canoeing or kayaking and much more can be enjoyed here. Click here for the website.

9. Japanese Garden
Where: Campbelltown Arts Centre, Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown
When: Daily: 10am-4pm - Closed on all Public Holidays.
Cost: Free
Details: This botanic garden celebrates the sister city relationship between Campbelltown and Koshigaya. The Gardens symbolise the beliefs and religion of both Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan and Zen Buddhism. The Gardens feature a traditional waterfall, koi pond, timber bridge, stonework pathways, plants, 16th century teahouse, native Japanese plants and much more. Click here for the website.
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When: All year round
Where: Campbelltown & Surrounds- see above
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Your Comment
Bryan, unfortunately the above attractions are not dog friendly.
by Gypsy Rose (score: 2|681) 1482 days ago
Any dog friendly that you know of ?
by bryan (score: 1|40) 1484 days ago
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