Golden Grove Reserve is located in Beacon Hill and is a unique bushland reserve of approximately 10 hectares.
The open space bushland reserve provides a natural buffer interface between the residential developments. The reserve contains Sydney Coastal Heaths and Sydney Coastal Dry Sclerophyll Forests with the dominant canopy species, Eucalyptus haematoma and Banksia serrata. The mid story supports a range of diverse flora Banksia ericifolia, leptospermum spp and Angophora hispida.
Golden Grove reserve is a wildlife corridor which contains habitat for local native fauna including swamp wallabies, long-nose bandicoots and ring tail possums. This reserve provides an important stepping stone for many native animals moving through the wildlife corridor to Red Hill Reserve and Garigal National Park.
This site is unique with a diverse array of both Aboriginal and European heritage. Aboriginal heritage is regionally significant, as there are many Aboriginal sites recorded in the surrounding areas.
The significance of the high lands to early settlers has long been documented. The area known as Beacon Hill was given by the Lands Department in 1881 as in early settlement times beacons were lit on the hill to send messages to the Governor at Parramatta via Pennant Hills. The early explorers also noted the areas unique wildflowers; "Beacon Hill was a wonderful place for wild flowers, Epacris, Bottlebrushes, Correas, Boronia and many other species" (Wheeler, year unknown).
Wildlife Protection Area
Dogs must be on a leash at all times in this reserve and cats are not allowed here at any time. Find out more