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Our Bioregion

The bioregion of the Sutherland Shire is very diverse in flora and fauna. Areas of particular importance include:
  • Hacking River Catchment - Sydney's most natural body of landbound salt water. It is the only real waterway feeding into Port Hacking, with the vast majority of the remaining catchment being within national park.

  • Kurnell Peninsula - Kurnell is the Birthplace of Modern Australia - the site of Captain James Cook's first landing in this country - and the first meeting place of European and Aboriginal cultures. Located on the southern shores of Botany Bay in Sydney's south, is a significant cultural and ecological asset. Also included is a Pictorial History of Kurnell by Daphne F. Salt.

  • Towra Point - Towra Point is not only the most significant wetland in the Sydney region, but is also important at a national and international level as well.