Natural Areas

National Parks

Approximately 24 per cent of land within the Cessnock Local Government Area is reserved as National Park.

The National Parks located within the LGA (either partly or wholly) include:

  • Watagans National Park with a catchment location of Congewai Creek and Wollombi Brook
  • Werakata National Park with a catchment of Black Creek, Wallis/Swamp Creek
  • Yengo National Park with a catchment of McDonald River, Stockyard Creek, Wollombi Brook and Yengo Creek

Bushland

Key bushland areas within the Local Government Area that Council maintains include:

  • Kitchener Poppethead Reserve
  • Hunter River Reserve (Greta)
  • Bimbadeen Lookout (Mount View)