Cumberland State Forest is located in the Hills Sydney area. It's at 95 Castle Hill Road West Pennant Hills, Sydney which is only half an hour drive from Sydney CBD or can also be found only 5 minutes away from Castle Hill Towers Shopping Centre.
Cumberland State Forest contains 40 hectares of native forest.
It has 3 walking tracks called Forestry, Palm Guly and Sensory Trail. The 3 trails are open to the public and are an easy to moderate track for all ages to complete and enjoy.
At Cumberland State Forest you will find several different picnic areas most have BBQ and parking areas and some with shelter facilities. There are toilets located at the start of the trails and at the picnic areas. You will also find an onsite cafe and an independent nursery selling native Australian plants. Also newly introduced is TreeTops adventure park.
We completed three trails and they were not difficult at all. It was fun being outside and looking out for snakes, spiders and other insects. I am really looking forward to going back and climbing at the TreeTop park.
I am not really a big fan of bush walking and I was a little scared that I might see a snake or a spider would crawl on me. I did walk all three tracks and there was lots of nice trees and plants to see. I do like getting outside with my family and seeing new things.
This is a great national park for families to visit. The 3 tracks are easy to complete in the suggested time frame and I would even recommend the sensory trail for your toddlers.
The scenery is beautiful and a great opportunity to get the kids outside talking about nature.
Unfortunately the day we went the cafe was closed (public holiday) so we are looking forward to returning again to grab a bite and participate at the Tree Top adventure park.
- Opening times: 8.30am - 5.00pm, except during daylight saving times they are open 8.30am - 6.00pm.
- Cafe on site Cafe Saligna
- Independent nursery called Plants Plus at the State Forest
- Camping, trail bike riding and 4WDing are not permitted in Cumberland State Forest.
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At TreeTops you can get up close to the wildlife and gum trees, as you climb and fly through the tree tops on self-guided rope courses.
There are obstacles with rope ladders, wobbly bridges, tunnels, cargo-nets and zip lines included in the adventure.
At this park there is a children’s course for 3-9 year olds, a junior course for 10-17yo and an adults (18+).
Bookings are recommended. I would recommend booking in advance the day we went there was only 1 spot available.