Discover some local history along with the natural beauty of this beautiful reserve on the gorgeous Georges River.
Freres Crossing lies in one of the loveliest sections of the Georges River Corridor in Campbelltown. The native bushland here consists of a variety of habitats, from the endangered Shale-Sandstone Transition Forest on the ridgetop through sandstone communities such as Apple-Blackbutt Gully Forest in the valley.
This forest is home to a wide range of wildlife. Our fauna includes a wealth of birdlife featuring many species of parrot, marsupials such as possums, gliders and wallabies, reptiles such as water skinks and water dragons and a host of insects.
From tiny orchids to mighty blackbutts there is also a wide variety of flora present, most notably including some impressive stands of Gymea lilies as you get closer to the river.
From the end of Freres road in Kentlyn you can walk or ride to the crossing down the line of the Old Coach Road - the original route that formed part of the 1917 highway connecting Campbelltown and Newcastle.
Council also has a regular volunteer bushcare group working in this area which helps improve the natural environment through activities such as weed management, litter removal and tree planting. If you would like to know more check out Kentlyn Bushcare
Freres Rd, Kentlyn 2560 View Map
Freres Rd ,
It was onced used as a highway to Newcastle
There's plenty of beautiful native busland to explore
Endangered forests such as scribbly gums and grey gums populate the reserve
The reserve also encompasses the Georges River
This peaceful oasis is a perfect place to dip your toes in
You can also bask in some sun as you take in the sights
Lots of native species can be found here, including the kookaburra. Carina Burns, Nature Photo Competition 2014
Water dragons also call the reserve home. Elvie Purss, Nature Photo Competition 2014