Heathcote National Park, Heathcote

4.2
#12 of 15 in Trails in Greater Sydney
Heathcote National Park is a protected national park that is located in the southern region of Sydney, New South Wales in eastern Australia. The 2679ha national park is situated approximately southwest of the Sydney central business district, west of the South Coast railway line, the Princes Highway and Motorway, and the suburbs of and.
The park consists of 2,679 hectares of woodland, predominantly dry schlerophyll forest on the ridges and low heath in the wetter areas. The Hawkesbury sandstone has been carved up by various watercourses like Heathcote Creek, Kingfisher Creek and Myuna Creek, creating deep valleys. The Hawkesbury sandstone has created a sandy, infertile soil that is typical of the Sydney region.
The main walking track is the Bullawarring Track, which stretches from Waterfall to Heathcote. It largely follows the valley of Heathcote Creek, the main watercourse in the park, as well as utilizing a maintenance road that leads from Woronora Dam to Heathcote Road.
Before European settlement, the Dharawal tribe of Indigenous people lived in the area. They left their mark at a number of known sites, which include shield trees along the Bullawarring Track and charcoal drawings along Myuna Creek. In addition, a number of Europeans lived in rough huts in the park during the Great Depression, leaving behind meager ruins at places like Myuna Creek.
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  • We headed off on this trail and took a wrong turn...didn't get too lost but made the walk about 4.5 hours on a hot day. Signage is not good and the book we had wasn't that great either. So you'll need...  more »
  • The walk is a lot downhill, anf a little more untouched compared to other parks but really breathtaking . The pool at the end is worth the walk..approx hour down. Wear good shoes. You can have a swim ...  more »
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  • Scenic views with different kinds of trails and small tracks to choose. Rocky paths up and down with small pools around for relax or camping.loved it.
  • Nice, quiet and easy to go national park 🏞.Available by train. Small waterfalls, not many people. No spots to refill your water tank so take water with you. Some tracks are pretty narrow (Marley track)

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