Berowra Valley Nationall Park is managed by NSW Parks & Wildlife Service.


Friends of Berowra Valley  inc. is an authorised community service group dedicated to assist the managers in the support of the Park


The nucleus of the present Berowra Valley National Park is the Elouera Bushland Natural Park, which was reserved in 1964 by the then Minister for Lands ‘for public recreation and promotion of the study and preservation of native flora and fauna’. For twenty-four years this Park was managed by a group of honorary trustees appointed by the Minister for Lands. The Elouera Bushland Natural Park Trust was gazetted on 6th November 1964

The Park covered an area of some 640 ha of bushland in the southern portion of Berowra Valley. The main watercourse within the Park was the upper reach of Berowra Creek, known locally as Fishponds Creek. The Park lay in the heart of Hornsby Shire, adjacent to Hornsby, Westleigh, Thornleigh, Pennant Hills and Dural.

During the 1980s the Trust developed the first formal Management Plan for the Park. It also helped to develop the Benowie Walking Track and initiated moves to control weeds, build better walking tracks and to extend the park. boundaries. The Trust did not have fixed terms, but was augmented as people retired or died. The Trust was dissolved in 1987 when the Park was enlarged to become the Berowra Valley Park:

On the western boundary the urban areas continued to expand. Covering more than 3800 ha of bushland within the Hornsby Shire, and bounded by both urban and rural lands, it extends along Berowra, Calna, Tunks and Pyes Creeks between Pennant Hills and Berowra, and links with Marramarra National Park and Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Berowra Valley Regional Park was gazetted on 27 March 1998.

It was managed until 30 June 2004 by the Berowra Valley Regional Park Trust on behalf of the Minister for the Environment and Hornsby Shire Council. The Minister’s interests are represented by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. In 2006, Council reduced its involvement in the management of Berowra Valley Regional  Park.

Berowra Valley National Park was created on 24 August 2012 under the management structure of the NSW Government. To deal with some land title matters, several small areas of land amounting to less than 10ha, remain under the previous management structure as Berowra Valley Regional Park.


In 1967 the late Dr Joyce W. Vickery, MBE, DSc, a botanist with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, donated over 100 acres of privately owned land in the Hornsby Valley for inclusion in the Elouera Bushland Natural Park.

In his annual report for that year the then president of the Elouera Bushland Natural Park Trust, the late Max Ruddock, made the following comment:

During the year the Trust has
received a donation of land from Dr J. Vickery for which posterity will be extremely grateful. At the present time this land forms the springboard in the direction of Galston Gorge, Crosslands and Berowra Waters which must ultimately be added to the Park

The National Parks and Wildlife Amendment (Adjustment of Areas) Bill 2012 as
passed in the NSW Parliament on 21 August 2012



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