Hawkesbury views from Deerubbin Lookover, Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Hawkesbury views from Deerubbin Lookover, Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is one of a number of parks in northern Sydney that protect the Hawkesbury Sandstone environment. Due to the strict protection it has enjoyed, it is relatively undisturbed. Access is limited to the public to just a few weekends a year, in spring, when the wildflowers are in bloom. Outside these times access is only available for the purpose of research and study.


Muogamarra Nature Reserve lies about 40km north of Sydney, on the south side of the Hawkesbury River next to Berowra Ck. It is reached by heading north on the Old Pacific Hwy and turning left about 3km north of Cowan.


Point Loop

Time:1 hr Distance:2km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:20m

A short walk past a variety of plants to a rocky platform with views over Peats Crater and the Hawkesbury River

JD Tipper Loop

Time:1 hr Distance:1km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:40m

An easy walk to the lookout named after the founder of Muogamarra Nature Reserve, with views over Brooklyn

Lloyd Trig

Time:2 hrs Distance:4km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:40m

A short walk along an old convict road to Lloyd Trig, with panoramic views over the Hawkesbury River

Peats Crater

Time:6 hrs Distance:10km Fitness:EM Skill:E Ascent:210m

Follow an old convict road to an early farm settlement at Peats Crater, an interesting geological feature.

Deerubbin Lookover

Time:4 hrs Distance:6km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:110m

The walk follows an historic road past rock formations to a rocky platform above the Hawkesbury River, with outstanding views

Bird Gully Swamp

Time:3 hrs Distance:4km Fitness:E Skill:E Ascent:60m

An interesting walk through a variety of plant communities, to a hanging swamp. Aboriginal grinding grooves can be seen at the waterfall into the valley.