Come & discover Cumberland State Forest – Pennant Hills NSW 2125.
Australia’s only metropolitan state forest, Cumberland State Forest, is located at 95 Castle Hill Road West Pennant Hills, Sydney, only half an hour from the CBD.
Cumberland State Forest contains 40 hectares of native forest. The original privately-owned land was cleared in 1908. In 1938 its management was taken over by the then NSW Forestry Commission and was dedicated as a State forest in 1939. One third of the land was planted as an aboretum while the rest was allowed to regenerate naturally.
Enjoy a forest walk, picnic or barbecue, discover the surprising diversity of wildlife in the forest on a guided walk as part of our extensive school holiday and activities program or participate in our volunteer program. Cumberland State Forest also runs a forest school education program.