It’s our Backyard – enjoy Campbelltown’s bushland
Published on 07 March 2022
The amazing bushland areas to explore across Campbelltown are in the spotlight as part of the recently launched, It’s our Backyard campaign.
The campaign encourages people to get out and about in the region’s many bushland reserves including Simmos Beach, Smiths Creek Reserve, Keith Longhurst Reserve, Noorumba Reserve and the Dharawal National Park.
Tips include how to plan your trip, the best places to spot animals such as koalas and birds, the best kayaking and bushwalking spots and a range of educational material for kids to get out in the bush and learn about the native plants and animals in the region.
People can also find a host of safety tips for exploring local bush and waterways translated into a range of languages such as Arabic, Bengali, Hindu, Filipino, Samoan, Spanish Mandarin, Urdu, Nepalese and Vietnamese.
“Our bushland reserves are wonderful places to explore and are incredibly popular with places like Keith Longhurst Reserve attracting 10,000 visitors a month during periods of good weather,” Mayor George Greiss said.
“The number of people taking to our local trails increased during the COVID lockdown periods and we want to make sure people understand the hazards involved and how to remain safe, particularly on some of the more challenging trails or around water,” Cr Greiss said.