Nurragingy Reserve, Sydney

4.5
#38 of 101 in Parks in Sydney




The Nurragingy Nature Reserve is an Australian open urban park and forest, nature reserve and garden, it is a protected area owned by Western Sydney Parklands Trust and operated by Blacktown City Council that opened in 1981. The Nature Reserve is a site of state heritage significance because of its combination of historical, social and cultural values. The site was the first land grant ever given to Aboriginal people in Australia. The land grant is associated with two significant Aboriginal figures from the early colonial period-Nurragingy and Colebee-to whom the land was jointly granted in 1816. The location of the land grant is significant because it was an Aboriginal choice, being on land belonging to Nurragingy's clan. The land grant is valued by the contemporary Aboriginal community and the wider Australian community as a landmark in the history of cross-cultural engagement in Australia. For Aboriginal people, in particular, it represents a key historical site symbolising Aboriginal resilience and enduring links to the land (Godden, Mackay, Logan, 2010). The landscaped park is complete with unique features including bridges, pavilions and waterfalls, a native wildlife park, Chinese garden, New Zealand Garden, BBQ and picnic area and large conference centre for business meetings, weddings and other varying functions, it is a popular tourist attraction located in Knox Rd, Doonside and Rooty Hill, New South Wales
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  • Always enjoy visiting Nurragingy Reserve. Really love the Chinese Garden - makes a fantastic backdrop for wedding photos. Always disappointed that the cafe is shut when we have been there, even on.....  more »
  • The formal area in the east has rolling hills and lakes, one with a small but nice Chinese garden around it, and generally good facilities. Then it gets into bushland to the west that they want you...  more »
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  • Nature's beauty, water, wildlife everywhere, BBQ areas and wide open manicured spaces to enjoy. VERY popular place on weekends for families so you'd want to get here EARLY to get one of the best spots. Lots of walking paths and things to see here. The lake is always full of ducks that come right up to you. The kids love this place. One of Sydney hidden secrets.
  • We like coming here. Neat little water play area. 2 playgrounds to choose from. 1 is very basic/outdated but kids still enjoy. Nice chinese garden. Kids enjoy walking around the lake and across the bridge too. Also located right next to the railway tracks so my son loves to see all the trains that go past. Recommend a visit.

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