Daisy Hill Conservation Park has an amazing array of walking tracks, mountain bike tracks and horse trails; from beginner to advanced. These tracks/trails are well maintained and offer an exciting day out for the whole family, including your four-legged members (provided they are on a leash).
Wildlife Spotting in Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Daisy Hill Conservation Park is home to a wide variety of native animals, reptiles and insects. Be sure to keep a watchful eye out for sleepy koalas in the eucalyptus trees, possums, spotted red-necked wallabies and swamp wallabies.
Walking Tracks Through Daisy Hill Conservation Park
There are many different tracks and trails; some are shared and some are just for walking, mountain biking or horse riding.
The Buhot Creek Circuit is a Grade 3 walking track with some long graduating hills. The walk to the quarry is approximately 3km. The terrain can be a little unsteady underfoot as it is a gravel road, but it is relatively easy going.
Whilst the hills can be long, they are not at a great incline. The return trip from the Daisy Hill Quarry can be done in two ways. Either follow the path around the quarry and link back to the Buhot Creek Circuit, or simply turn around and go back the way you came.
Exploring Daisy Hill Quarry
The old quarry has become a picturesque lake; full of lily pads and wonder. The water is very clear at the banks edge and certainly has a wow factor. The quarry feels a million miles from civilisation and the quietness, along with the peaceful water view is amazing. There is a great view from a picnic bench above the quarry which might double as a place to rest.
Map of Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Before you visit check out the map of the Daisy Hill Conservation Park.
Daisy Hill Conservation Park Accessibility
There is wheelchair accessibility at Daisy Hill Conservation Park. The Paperbark Trail (Grade 1) is wheelchair friendly. It might be possible to walk some of the other tracks with a pram, refer to the map for track grading and classification. The Tree Discovery track (Grade 2) is suitable for beginners with no walking experience needed. There are fully accessible toilets at the Trail Hub and Day Use Area.
Essentials to Bring
- A day pack, including water and snacks
- Rubbish bags to take rubbish home—no bins are provided
- Protective clothing, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent for protection from the sun and biting insects
- Sturdy shoes for walking or riding
- Binoculars to assist in spotting koalas and other wildlife.
Daisy Hill Conservation Park Features
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Accessible toilets
- Graded bushwalking trails
- Bicycles may be ridden on the mountain bike trails and shared trails designated with the mountain-bike symbol
- Horses may be ridden on the horse trails and shared trails designated with the horse-riding symbol
- Dogs on a leash are permitted in the picnic areas, on the walking tracks and shared trails designated with the dog-walking symbol
- Numerous car parks throughout the park.
Before going home, visit the nearby Daisy Hill Koala Centre to see koalas up close! Admission is free.
How to Get to Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Daisy Hill Conservation Park is located on Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill.
Exit the Pacific Highway on to Chatswood Road, south of Springwood. Follow Chatswood Road and then turn left onto Daisy Hill road, which eventually enters the Daisy Hill Conservation Park. The first carpark on the right-hand side is an ideal place to park for your Daisy Hill Quarry adventure.