Fred Hollows Reserve, Randwick

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The Fred Hollows Reserve is a local governmentadministered reserve that is located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.The 2ha reserve is situated in a natural area in what was formerly known as Glebe Gully in. It is the result of conservation efforts by the Randwick City Council, since 1993, in a hilly part of the Basin. The park follows a gully from Alison Road to Clovelly Road.The gully faces south away from the sun, forming a closed canopy and a relatively fire-free habitat, which contrasts with the nearby urban area and busy traffic.HistoryThe native life in the gully deteriorated in the 1970s from neglect and the deposition of urban refuse. Weeding and replanting have restored much of the native flora and fauna.In 1993, the reserve was named in honour of Fred Hollows, an ophthalmologist who lived in the area. Hollows is renowned for restoring the sight of thousands of people in Australia and overseas.Flora and faunaFlora includes various ferns such as false bracken, maidenhair fern, binung and gristle fern as well as grasses and Banksias. Other noteworthy species include coachwood, lillypilly, magenta cherry, scentess rosewood, callicoma, muttonwood, five-leaved water vine, bleeding heart and the locally scarce corkwood and Sydney peppermint.
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  • Despite torrential rain, we were determined to visit this little nature reserve and weren't disappointed. It was so much fun to be in a little rainforest in the rain, nek minnit, surrounded by urban s...  more »
  • I went in from the north from Bligh Place and maybe the locals don't like people there because the entry to the path was blocked by household goods being thrown out, but I went around them and walked ...  more »
  • Very peaceful place for a date, feels cool in summer there.
  • Lovely boardwalk and stairs through the gully. Often feels as though you are miles outside sydney. Plenty of rest seating along a reasonably vigorous walk with plenty of stairs. Local bush regeneration team is doing a good job maintaining true flora. The fauna is enjoying it, with plenty of native birds throughout.
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