Macquarie Pass National Park

Wander among the rainforest and towering eucalypts, experience scenic views, enjoy picnicking and bushwalking along the Illawarra escarpment, near Wollongong and Kiama.

One of the joys of New South Wales’ national parks is that you can often find yourself in a place that feels completely wild. Macquarie Pass National Park, on the Illawarra escarpment, is an easy day trip from the southern suburbs of Sydney.

The park’s steep sandstone ridges and gullies provide diverse habitats for local wildlife. Amid heathland, rainforest and tall moist eucalypt forest live lyrebirds, satin bowerbirds, koalas, possums, wombats, swamp wallabies, goannas and platypus. The park is also an important habitat for threatened tiger quolls and long-nosed potoroos.

With terrific bushwalking and birdwatching opportunities, wonderful waterfalls, views to the ocean and the blazing crimson of Illawarra flame trees, Macquarie Pass National Park is well worth a visit if you’re looking for things to do on the south coast.

Nearby events

  1. Hand Building in Clay

    Wednesday 25 July 2018 to Wednesday 26 September 2018 , Bowral

    Explore hand building techniques in ceramics. This class is suitable for adults who are beginners at ceramics and would like to learn the basics. You will be instructed in the hand building techniques of pinch, coil, and slab construction.…

    25 Jul - 26 Sep