Update on Killalea Reserve, New South Wales

Killalea Reserve, New South Wales - Campground
Killalea Reserve, New South Wales - Campground

Only 25 km S of Wollongong, Shellharbour is the gateway to the South Coast and is perfectly positioned between the pristine waters of the Tasman Sea and the picturesque Illawarra Escarpment. The area rolls from calming countryside to crystal clear beaches and is only 2 hours drive from the heart of Sydney. 

The Killalea Reserve, (newly named Killalea Campground) approximately 6 km south of town, has recently had it’s unique environment secured for future generations and has been added to the NSW national parks estate, creating one of New South Wales’s newest regional parks.

The transfer of this 260-hectare park, from NSW Crown Lands to a Regional Park and protection by National Parks legislation was a major win for the community, said Environment Minister Matt Kean.

“Killalea is an area of incredible ecological and cultural importance and a space that is much loved by locals attracting about 30,000 visitors a month. As a regional park, Killalea will continue to be treasured, while at the same time its plants, animals, birds and threatened species will be protected for future generations” Mr Kean said.

The decision ensures this spectacular coastal location remains a pristine spot for camping, world class surfing, bushwalking, fishing and picnics for all to enjoy!

Killalea Reserve, New South Wales - Kitchen and Toilet blocks
Kitchen and Toilet blocks

The park is home to nine endangered ecological communities and provides habitat for many migratory bird species like the sooty and pied oyster catcher.

The management of this site was previously administered by the Reflections Holiday Parks group who, “Welcome the outcome for it to come under the care of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and recognise its unique environmental and cultural values.”

To see the updated info for this site, please refer to the Camps App.

 

Reference: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/

https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/media/releases/2021-media-releases/killalea-reserve-gets-parks-protection

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