Cattai National Park

The Cattai National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Hawkesbury region of Sydney, New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 424-hectare national park is situated approximately 55 kilometres northwest of the Sydney central business district.

The land that is now the Cattai National Park was granted to a Dr Thomas Arndell in 1804 and remained in the family until it was acquired by the New South Wales government in 1981​.

As we had never seen Kangaroos in real life, we came to see if there were kangaroos in the park and we were not disappointed, they seemed not to worry about the people picnicking just near them. There are facilities for picnicking with barbecues, walking trails and toilets.

This one had huge muscles, he looked like you didn’t want to get into a fight with him.

This one was catching up with a quick drink from Mom.

After a while the kangaroos moved off to a clearing where they were enjoying a rest.

Apart from the Kangaroos, there is a lot of bird life here, and we spotted our first sight of a Noisy Friarbird.

A Beautiful sight of this pair of Red-rumped Parrots, here is the colourful male.

In a tree above we spotted this bearded lizard, trying his best to hide from us.

Wood ducks so pretty always near the grassy areas.

In the trees the Kookaburra was laughing his head off.

On leaving the park we saw this Straw-necked Ibis in the distance.

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