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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Urmenyhazi

Berowra Valley National Park - video

Updated: Apr 19



Step into a world of wonder just beyond the hustle and bustle of Sydney with the Nature and Wildlife - Australia in one Day tour. Say goodbye to the city chaos and touristy Blue Mountains trails, and hello to Berowra Valley National Park — a slice of serenity waiting to be explored.

Legend has it that hidden within this wilderness are remnants of ancient Aboriginal rituals, etched into the landscape for those with an eye for discovery. While the true tales may be lost to time, the mystery only adds to the allure.

But it's not just ancient history that's on display here. The Aussie bush is alive with the quirky charm of grass trees, scientifically known as xanthorrhoea. Picture Dr. Seuss characters come to life, standing tall and proud amidst the greenery.

Yet, there's a bittersweet tale behind these Aussie icons. Back in the day, folks used to call hard work "hard yakka," a nod to the tough process of extracting resin from these trees. It was a messy job but vital for making varnish, glue, and even church incense. Sadly, this rush for resin led to the destruction of many ancient trees, making the grass tree the first Aussie plant to get national protection.

But amidst the conservation efforts, there's still magic to be found. Deep in Berowra Valley, you'll stumble upon grass trees that have stood for over 700 years, a silent testament to the resilience of nature in the face of change. So, lace up your boots and get ready to uncover the secrets of the Aussie bush—there's a wild adventure waiting for you.


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