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Paul Chai journeyed up the NSW coastline during the 2012 whale migrating season. Recount his trip.


Towra Point Aquatic Reserve

One of the State's oldest aquatic reserves, Towra Point Aquatic Reserve and nearby Towra Point Nature Reserve forms the largest and most diverse estuarine wetland complex remaining in the Sydney region, with more than 230 fish recorded in the surrounding waters.

Its intricate ecosystem based around mangroves and seagrass beds also makes it the perfect home for wading birds.  Towra Point’s wetlands are of major importance to migratory birds, with 34 different species recorded breeding, feeding and roosting in the area.

Top experiences nearby

    * Take a Discovery Tour of the reserve
    * During daytime, visit the beach by kayak or boat


Discovery tour fees may apply.

How to get there

16 kms from Sydney via Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell.  Access to Towra Point Nature Reserve is restricted in order to reduce the impact of people on its fragile ecosystems

Contact the park office and obtain an entry permit, join a guided Discovery Tour or join the Friends of Towra Point Nature Reserve and get involved with management activities in the reserve.

Did you know?

Towra Point is not just of marine importance, around the aquatic reserve three different Aboriginal cultural sites have been recognised.

  • NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
  • NSW