Dharawal National Park, which lies between Wollongong and Campbelltown, now boasts a new lookout and walkway offering spectacular views over wilderness expanse.
NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker opened the O'Hares Creek Lookout and walking track yesterday.
The viewing platform overlooks rugged, sandstone gorge country filled with swimming holes, waterfalls, pristine bushland, wildlife and rock shelters that preserve Aboriginal markings dating back 15,000 years.
The wheelchair-accessible lookout is reached via the reformed O'Hares Creek Lookout Walking Track, a flat and easy 1.4-kilometre trail from the Victoria Road car park on the edge of the park.
The 6500-hectare Dharawal National Park was declared in 2012 and named after the Dharawal Aboriginal people who lived there.
It is home to koalas, wallabies, wallaroos, potoroos and countless birds as well as 500 plant species, including vast woodlands of scribbly gums.
The park also offers longer walks that descend into the creek gorges where many bush-fringed swimming holes can be found.