West Sydney Wild : exploring nature in Sydney's western suburbs


Title: West Sydney Wild : exploring nature in Sydney's western suburbs
Author: Alan Fairley,David Waterhouse
Edition: 1
Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing
ISBN: 1877058386
Number of pages: 179
Year of Publication: 2005
Cover Price (au$): 9.95
Format: Paperback
Weight (grams): 275
Regions the book covers: Western Sydney
Height (cm): 23

National parks and reserves - New South Wales - Western Sydney - Guidebooks,Natural areas - New South Wales - Western Sydney - Guidebooks,Western Sydney (N.S.W.) - Guidebooks,Western Sydney (N.S.W.) - Description and travel

Overview of Book
This book is a fairly comprehensive guide to Western Sydney's National Parks and reserves. Parks are described in great detail, with a focus on flora and fauna. The book is not primarily a walking guidebook, and there is a small amount of information on a limited number of walks in some parks.
Niche: Detailed information on Reserves and National Parks in Western Sydney, with indications to walks
Interpretive Information: Detailed
Ascent and/or Decent provided: No
Driving directions provided: Yes
Date walks last reviewed provided: No
A summary of walks provided: No
Regional Map of walks provided: No
Maps designed for walking: Yes - limited detail
Type of maps used (for walking): Sketch
Colour used in walking maps: Black and White
Size of walking maps: Half page
Colour depth of photos: Colour
Comment on Photographs: Many photographs, mainly of plants and animals
Level of detail in tracknotes: General route description
Alternate route and side trip suggestions: None

List of walks in book

Walk Name Length Time Grade Page
Barnaby's Car park to Shortland Brush 13
Field Study Centre to Bird Hide 2.8 km 34 mins 37
Mangrove Boardwalk 1.3 km 37
Mason Park Wetland 1.6 km 37
Yeramba Lagoon Loop 1.8 km 50 mins Easy 52
Short Walks between Picnic areas 66
Causeway to Cockatoo Picnic Area (via Eastern Crk) 66
Woodland Eduction trail 66
Forest Trail 1.3 km 40 mins Easy to Moderate 76
Palm Gully Trail 1 km 35 mins 77
Sensory Trail 350 m 25 mins 77
Richmond Rd to Dam 20 mins 108
Mr Corns Track to Dam 30 mins 108
Surprise Cres to Dam 25 mins 108
Cattai Creek Circuit 2 km 45 mins 119
Park Circuit track 3.2 km 1 hr 15 mins 120
Wetland Walk 800 m 20 mins 120
Farm Walk 1.8 km 142
Dairy Walk 2.5 km 142
Longneck Lagoon Circuit 1 Hr 143
Caleys Lookout 45 mins 158
Around Basin Pool 158
Explore the Gorge medium to hard 158
Ridge trail up Little Mountain 8 km 2 hrs 36 mins 158