From rainforest to desert. From mangrove swamp to alpine meadow. From coral reef to coastal heaths to mountains of eucalypt forests. Few other places in the world have the diversity of landscapes that New South Wales offers.
There are over two hundred national parks and reserves across the state, covering nearly five million hectares of land. Of these, more than twenty two national parks and over a million hectares of protected land lie within a hundred and fifty kilometres of Sydney itself, making the city a mecca for bushwalking. If you look on a map, a belt of green surrounds Sydney on all sides. Further afield, the coast of NSW and adjacent ranges are dotted with national parks and nature reserves. All this combines to make NSW a fantastic state for walking.
Bushwalking NSW provides practical information on bushwalking in NSW - national parks, track notes, walk reports, sketch maps, book reviews and links, just to name a few.
03 July 2012
No hunting in National Parks
The NSW Government recently legislated to allow hunting in national parks in NSW. A site has been set up to help protest against this legislation. For more information, visit http://nohunting.wildwalks.com/.
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