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Marramarra National Park is a national park in the northern outskits of Sydney, New South Wales along side the Hawkesbury River and its tributaries. The park offers bushwalkers a wide range of environments, from the mangrove communities along Marramarra Creek to the drier, sclerophyll scrub along the ridges.




Flora and fauna[edit]


Get in[edit]

Map of Marramarra National Park

Getting to the park can only be done via car, via a long winding roads. From the suburb of Hornsby, use Galston Rd, passing through Galston Gorge, and to access the southern areas of the park, turn right into Arcadia Road and then Cobah Road after 4 kilometres until you're there at the park. To access the northern areas of the park, use Galston Road until the Old Northern Road. Once you're at the Old Northern Road, turn right and after 18 kilometres, turn right onto Canoelands Rd, into the park.

Fees and permits[edit]

There are no fees and/or permits required to enter the park.

Get around[edit]



  • If you're a horse rider, do the Canoelands Ridge horse riding trail, an 18 km (11 mi) return horse trail and takes about 3.5 to 5 hours to do. The trail mostly passes through the park's forested valleys.
  • The Canoelands Ridge walking track is a 21 km (13 mi) return trail exploring Canoelands Ridge, from about 10 kilometres inland to the Hawkesbury River. The trek is somewhat difficult though, and may not be suitable for beginners
  • Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge walking track is a 13 kilometre loop trail and takes about four to six hours to do, passing through some of the sandstone ridge tops of the park and as the name of the trail suggests, it takes you through from Marramarra Ridge to Smugglers Ridge
  • Possibly the easiest walking trail in the park, Coba Ridge to Collingridge Point walking track is a 10 kilometre walk taking about 3-4 hours to do giving you some views of rather staggering valleys

Buy, eat, and drink[edit]

The only restaurant/shop in the entire area is the Budyari Restaurant in Marramarra Lodge. See the relevant contact details under #Sleep.





Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

This park travel guide to Marramarra National Park is a usable article. It has information about the park, for getting in, about a few attractions, and about accommodations in the park. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.