Bushland and Reserves
Sydney is part of one of the worlds most amazing natural landscapes and we in the Baulkham Hills Shire are fortunate to still have these beautiful landscapes and abundance of wildlife in our Shire.
The Hills Shire Council manages 1400 hectares of bushland and over 170 different reserves. These include a variety of landscapes such as tall eucalypt forests, colourful sandstone heath and shady rainforest gullies.
These Reserves provide food and shelter to a wide variety of animal life including birds, bats, frogs, reptiles, insects and other tiny critters. In some of our larger bushland reserves, like Bidjigal/Excelsior Reserve, native animals such as Sugar Gliders, Bandicoots, Echidnas and Swamp Wallabys can still be found. We are lucky as they have disappeared from many of Sydneys other urban bushland.
There is great recreation value in our bushland areas, bird watching and nature study are some of the activities enjoyed by local residents. Our most popular reserves for bushwalking are Bidjigal/Excelsior Reserve which contains up to 3.5 hours of interesting and picturesque walking trails, and Fred Caterson Reserve. Visit our Tracks and Trails page for more information.
Council employs specialist staff and contractors and supports bushcare volunteers to help manage and protect this complex living network of plants, animal and landscapes.
For more information please click on the following links and documents:
Bushland & Reserve Documents