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Area: 37.7 ha
Harold Reid Reserve is Willoughby's second largest bushland reserve. It connects with the largest, North Arm Reserve forming a continuous habitat link to the north and also to the south with the Castlecrag Northern Escarpment. The western boundary is made up of residential properties, while the north, south and east consist of bushland and/or the shores of Sugarloaf Bay.
The reserve is very steep in sections and rises abruptly from the surrounding lands ape to a height of 100 metres above sea level, forming a bluff that projects forward in an easterly direction. The northern half of the reserve is located within the Scotts Creek catchment and the southern half within the Sugarloaf Creek catchment. Both form part of the larger Middle Harbour catchment.
There is car access to the reserve via a gated* entrance and sealed road from the western end off Rembrandt Drive. A loop road leads to a BBQ picnic area and access to a lookout with stunning views overlooking Sugarloaf Bay.
The diversity of landscapes - from dense canopy and steep gully forests to mangrove and estuarine habitats, hollow-bearing trees, rock outcrops and escarpments - provide important refuge for native wildlife including, birds, bats, reptiles and mammals.
*Gates open between 5:30am-5:30pm.
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Rembrandt Drive, Middle Cove 2068 View Map
Rembrandt Drive ,
Middle Cove 2068
Harold Reid Reserve
Level 2: Residents may walk their dogs on a leash through this area using formal walking tracks. No unleashed dog walking is allowed. Read more