Brisbane Water National Park

Brisbane Water National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
Brisbane Water National Park from Bar Point.jpg
Looking towards the national park from Bar Point, across the
Brisbane Water National Park
Nearest town or cityWoy Woy
EstablishedSeptember 1959 (1959-09)[1]
Area115.06 km2 (44.4 sq mi)[2]
Managing authoritiesBrisbane Water National Park
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales

The Brisbane Water National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 11,506-hectare (28,430-acre) national park is situated 47 kilometres (29 mi) north of Sydney, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of Woy Woy, and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of Gosford.[3]

Features

The park has many pleasant and interesting walks that can vary from mild to rugged.[4] One walk that can be easily accessed via public transport, is the walk to Pindar Cave[5] on the escarpment above the Wondabyne railway station, which is a request-stop on the Central Coast railway line. The Great North Walk, that leads from Sydney to Newcastle, passes through the park.

The national park is bounded to the south by the Hawkesbury River; to the west by part of the Pacific Highway, part of the M1 Pacific Motorway, and the Peats Ridge Road; with the latter also forming the northern boundary; and to the east by the Brisbane Water, the Central Coast railway line, and urban areas. The Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge, part of the Central Coast Highway, part of the Pacific Highway and part of the M1 Motorway bisect various sections of the national park.[3]