Werakata National Park

Werakata National Park in the Lower Hunter Valley is loved by locals. It’s also close to Sydney, which makes for the perfect day trip. There are great cycling and walking trails and in spring they’re lined with purple, orange and yellow wildflowers, like acacias and banksias. There are rare plants here too, found mostly in a special section of endangered habitat.

Werakata National Park is great for birdwatching and is also home to many varieties of native animals. The riding trails and scenic picnic area are real highlights. Bring binoculars and a camera – you’ll find brightly coloured bush birds flying low enough for great photography.

Birdwatchers who come to Werakata are never disappointed: the abundance of insects (worms, grubs, and mosquitos) plant material (seeds, grasses, flowers), small
berries or fruit, and nuts in the park which attracts the likes of the threatened Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater as well as several species of robin.

Bring some local Hunter Valley produce to the park and set up at pretty Astills picnic area. Then cycle along Deadman’s mountain bike loop or Astills trail, which are both easy, flat and suitable for any fitness level.

See HERE for the Werakata National Parks' Cycle and Horse Riding Trails.

Visit the NPWS website when planning your trip www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au.


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