Fresh Air and Feathered Friends
- Written by Laura Robinson Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Mountain View Reserve is one of Penrith’s hidden gems. Take a stroll along the track to explore the bushlands, wildlife and fauna. Be sure to stop into the bird hide to observe and photograph the wildlife!
Craving fresh air and open spaces…
Look no further than Mountain View Reserve. Grab the family or your friends and head out on your next adventure in Penrith. Nestled on the outskirts of Cranebrook, and only a 7-minute drive from Penrith CBD, the reserve is one of Penrith’s hidden gems.
Positioned on the traditional lands of the Darug people, and once owned by wealthy landowner Samuel Terry and his wife Rebecca. Today Mountain View Reserve bushland and wetland is home to many species of wildlife, some are rare and unique to this area.
The reserve has a 1.8km easy grade track which you can walk or ride, the pram friendly track makes this a walk for the whole family. The loop takes approximately 30-40 minutes, depending on our long you pause to take in the magnificent view.
Take the time to explore this delightful pocket of nature, listen for the frogs and birds, and climb the hill to enjoy the view from the viewing platform overlooking the Penrith Lakes and the Blue Mountains. When walking along one of the reserve’s pathways you’ll likely see a range of birds, reptiles and frogs - and if you’re lucky you may even see a sugar glider!
Avid birdwatchers will enjoy using the bird hide to observe and photograph the wildlife without disturbing them in their natural environment.
Bush Trackers have put together a great child-friendly map and activity sheet for the kids, it can be found here.
If you’ve worked up an appetite after your adventures, Avli Restaurant is a great place to refuel on some traditional Greek food, located 100 metres from the start of the walk, this is another must-do in Penrith. Please check their website for opening times.
Access to Mountain View Reserve is via Nepean Street, Cranebrook. Please enter via the Castlereagh Road end.
Visit Penrith strongly encourages you to read the guidelines around social distancing in public places before planning your visit. Some destinations may impose restrictions around how they operate, for details please contact the provider. For the latest information about restrictions and health advice specific to NSW, please refer to https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19