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Katandra is a sanctuary for flora and fauna where the wildflowers are their most colourful during spring but all year round there are opportunities for bird watching. The sanctuary covers 12 hectares and is situated on the Ingleside/Warriewood escarpment. Choose to follow a short walk of about 1 km or the more challenging 2 km track through rainforest remnants with creeks and fern-fringed pools.

Katandra Bushland Sanctuary is a Crown Reserve administered by the Dept of Lands and managed by the
Katandra Bushland Sanctuary Trust (see below).

The Sanctuary was established following a gift of land to the people of NSW by Harold Seymour and was dedicated on 27 October 1967.

Katandra is dedicated to the
study and preservation of native flora and fauna of the
Hawkesbury Sandstone country

Katandra opens to the public every Sunday in July, August, September and October, from 10am to 4pm.

New Trustee appointments

In October 2019, NSW Government Lands Department announced the appointment two new Trustees (*) for the Reserve, for a term of five years.

Members of the trust as of this date are:

David Seymour (Chairman), *Roberta Conroy, *Julie Emerson, Peter Hammond, David James, Marita Macrae, David Malin, Ruth Seymour.


Although our Open Season starts in July, the planning starts well before hand. Katandra’s Volunteers and Friends are invited to help with opening the Sanctuary to the public every Sunday in July, August, September and October 10am - 4pm.

Sanctuary Maintenance
(3rd Sunday March – November)
Volunteers are needed. If you can assist with weeding, or welcoming visitors to Katandra on open days please phone 0431 185 407