Often described as one of Sydney’s best kept secrets, the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden is a hidden gem of beautiful urban bushland, tucked away just off Mona Vale Road in St Ives that is perfect for bushwalking, picnicking, kids activities and special events.
The diverse landscape offers a great range of bushwalking tracks, from the leisurely step-free wheelchair and stroller friendly Senses Track (approx 10mins) right up to the adventure-seeking wilderness of the Mueller Track (up to 2hours). There is also a selection of picturesque picnic areas with shelters, bbq facilities and nearby amenities as well as the historic Caley’s Pavilion function area and garden that can be booked for private use.
Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden also offers a range of environmental education programs for all ages including nature play for children, after school programs, school holidays program, workshops and hosted birthday parties.
This is a perfect place for families looking to immerse themselves in nature as the 123 hectares of unique bushland is home to two endangered ecological communities; Duffys Forest and Coastal Upland Swamp as well as 18 threatened species of flora and fauna and resident wallabies and goannas that are worth keeping an eye for!
There is no entry or parking fees and the onsite Visitors Centre is a great place to start as the friendly staff can recommend routes and activities to customise your perfect family outing or upcoming event.
The Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden is open 7 days a week, 8am – 5pm (excluding Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).