Explore Cumberland State Forest this long weekend

Published on 03 October 2019

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Discover the magic of Cumberland State Forest this spring.

The Forest Walk, which takes bushwalkers on a scenic tour of the State Forest, is one of 12 bushwalks The Hills Shire Council is encouraging residents and visitors to try in 2019. 

“Cumberland is the only urban forest in Australia and boasts an abundance of birdlife as well as amazing native flora and fauna,” Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said.

“There are a number of facilities along the track including toilets, picnic areas with BBQs, a café and nursery.

“This walk is the perfect family adventure, with plenty for the kids to explore and discover,” Mayor Byrne added.

During the Forest Walk, bushwalkers can observe:

  • Tall native trees and Cabbage Tree Palms
  • Indigenous plants of the Hills District
  • Rainforest trees from elsewhere in Australia.

The Forest Walk is approximately 1.8 kilometres in length and should take around one and a half hours to complete.

Please note this moderate grade bushwalk will take you down formed bush tracks, some steep grades and many steps.

To find out more, visit The Hills Shire Council website at www.thehills.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Bushwalks in The Hills’.