Stretching for around 2,200 hectares along Sydney’s North Shore, the Garigal National Park has long served as a popular escape for city dwellers. A network of walking trails make hiking and bushwalking the top activities within the park, with the most scenic choices including the Cascades Track, the Heath Track, the Frenchs Creek falls and the Bungaroo bushland reserve.
Other popular pastimes include rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and canoeing or kayaking at the Narrabeen Lake. There are also ample picnic and BBQ areas dotted throughout the park, including the Davidson Park Picnic Area on the banks of the Middle Harbour River. Garigal National Park is also renowned for its rich Aboriginal heritage and around 100 Aboriginal sites can be found within the park, including some striking rock art.
The Garigal National Park is located in Forestville, along Sydney's Upper North Shore, around 12km north of downtown Sydney.