The Towra Point Nature Reserve and the Towra Point Aquatic Reserve is a fragile and essential ecosystem consisting of mangroves, saltmarshes and mudflats that supports many threatened and migratory bird species. Some bird species migrate from Siberia, China and Japan to feed before returning to the northern hemisphere to breed. The species that make this migration include the endangered golden plover (Pluvialis dominica) and the little tern (Sterna albifrons). Access to the reserve is restricted to the Quibray Bay viewing platform unless you take a discovery tour of the reserve, so the reserve is best viewed as a side trip while on your way to Kamay Botany Bay National Park. If you are travelling by boat or kayak, you can also spend time at Towra Beach.
How to get there:
To get to the Quibray Bay viewing platform, drive south from Sydney towards Cronulla and Miranda. Just after the bridge at Taren Point turn left onto Captain Cook Drive towards Kurnell. Continue for approximately 3.7km past the Elouera Road roundabout. The parking area is on the left hand side.
Boat: You can launch your boat or kayak at at the Bonna Point boat ramp. To get to Bonna Point, continue past the Quibray Bay viewing platform to Kurnell. At the end of Captain Cook Drive, turn left onto Prince Charles Parade and follow it to the end. The boat ramp is on the right. From here hit the water and head over to the reserve.