Towra Point

Towra Point Ramsar site - mangrove lined channel
Towra Point Ramsar site
Elephants trunk at Towra  - showing erosion at the site
Little Tern

Towra Point

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  • Area: 
    632 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    34°01'S 151°09'E
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A system of seagrass, mangrove and saltmarsh communities, marine sub-tidal aquatic beds and terrestrial vegetation communities. The latter include she-oak (Casuarina) forest, littoral rainforest, littoral strandline and and a complex mosaic of dune sclerophyll scrub/forest. The Site contains approximately 40% of the remaining mangrove communities and 60% of the remaining saltmarsh communities in the Sydney region. As one of the few remaining areas of estuarine wetlands in that region, it is important for the survival of many bird species such as the endangered Eastern curlew (Numenius madagascariensis), the brown honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta), the mangrove gerygone (Gerygone levigaster) and the pied oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris). Human activities include recreation and non-commercial fishing, with surrounding areas developed for industrial, residential and recreational uses.

Administrative region: 
New South Wales

  • National legal designation: 
    • State Protected Area (NSW) - Towra Point Nature Reserve
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