Bushland Reserves


Within the Shire, we are fortunate enough to enjoy a number of bushland reserves and National Parks.

Council currently manages 30 bushland reserves which include:

Reserve Name Locality
Balmoral Reserve Balmoral Village
Berrima Weir Reserve Berrima
Boronia Reserve Hill Top
Crown Reserve, 46633 Penrose (Alexandra St)
Crown Reserve, 81145 Welby
Garland Road Reserve (Glow Worm Glen) Bundanoon
Gibbergunyah Reserve   Welby/ Mittagong
Goanna Falls Berrima
Hammock Hill Reserve Bowral
Leaver Park Bundanoon
Mansfield Reserve  Bowral
Medway Dam Reserve (Proposed Name) Medway
Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve Bowral/ Mittagong
Greater Mt Alexandra Reserve Mittagong, Woodlands, Welby, Willow Vale & Colo Vale
Oxley Hill Reserve Bowral
Paddy's River Reserve Wingello
Quigg Reserve Canyonleigh
River Bend Reserve Berrima
Public Reserve Rockleigh Rd (Indigo Creek) Exeter
Rotary Park Mittagong
Tugalong Road Reserve  Canyonleigh
Unnamed Extension of River Bend Reserve  Berrima
Unnamed Reserve 1 - Hill Top  Hill Top
Unnamed Reserve 2 - Hill Top  Hill Top
Welby Weir Reserve Welby
Wingecarribee River Reserve Bowral
Wingello Recreation Reserve Wingello
Yeola Recreational Reserve Upper Kangaroo Valley
Yerrinbool Park  Yerrinbool East (East of Motorway)
Yerrinbool Reserve Yerrinbool (West of Motorway)

The Council managed reserves provide a variety of habitats to support populations of native fauna and a popular recreational resource for Shire residents.

Bushland reserves are closed during Catastrophic Fire Danger. Entry is not recommended during a Total Fire Ban. 

The bushland in the Shire is known to have wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos, koalas, bandicoots, possums, quolls and echidnas, as well as a variety of reptiles, amphibians and birds.

Wingecarribee Shire Council is well aware of the present need to protect and regenerate the areas of bushland still intact, in order to conserve the biodiversity of flora and fauna in these areas.

To support this objective, a Biodiversity Study of the shire has identified the type and location of vegetation communities and has interpreted this information into a series of maps designed to help planners and landholders manage their land for optimal biodiversity.

It also provides opportunities to increase the biodiversity values of the Shire through habitat improvement initiatives and to contribute to improved maintenance of the wealth of biodiversity within the area.

Our reserves are accessible by the community and walking tracks are sign posted.

We ask that users of our reserves, stay on the tracks, leave pets at home, minimise any disturbance to the bush and take all rubbish out with them when they leave.

Maps of some of the main reserves walking tracks can be obtained from the Welcome Centre at Mittagong or downloaded through the link to Visit Southern Highlands website.

Follow the motto of “Leave only footprints, Take only photographs” and enjoy.

Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve

Detailed information about Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve and its environmental and heritage values, environmental restoration works, Bushcare activities and a link to the Visitors Guide can be found at the following link:

Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve