Our vision for the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area is as a place for environmental and culturally sensitive conservation and recreation. A place for walks and talks that appreciate its Indigenous and natural heritage. A place where visitors can glimpse amazing vistas and get close to local birds and animals. A place to step back and let nature shine. The Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area could be home to a world-class network of well-designed tracks that enable all-abilities walking, bird-watching and engagement with Aboriginal knowledge of the Escarpment and the Illawarra region. Building the Great Escarpment Walk, which would connect the Royal National Park to the southern Illawarra, would be a fantastic step forward. Guided tours on Indigenous heritage and knowledge, local flora and fauna would add interactive value.
Right: Small-leaved Fig tree in Subtropical Rainforest close to Mt Keira